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When you are suffering from pain or fever it can be a challenge to choose the right treatment among the prescription-free medicines for your condition. Thus, it is important to understand the difference between painkillers. Brufen contains ibuprofen, which is part of a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

NSAIDs also include aspirin and naproxen sodium. Another commonly used pain and fever medicine is paracetamol (acetaminophen). The analgesic effect of paracetamol is based on a general blockage of pain signals to the brain. Pain usually results from a local irritation of the tissue. Often inflammations or injuries cause these irritations. We perceive the pain itself only after the pain information has been forwarded to the brain. While drugs such as paracetamol reduce the transmission of pain to the brain, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen act directly and are targeted towards the affected tissue.

The actual causes of pain such as inflammatory processes are combated on the spot. Paracetamol has no anti-inflammatory effect 16,17. The advantage over the substance acetylsalicylic acid is that ibuprofen can also be used in children and infants from 3 months. In addition, the risk of hemorrhage in ibuprofen is significantly lower than in acetylsalicylic acid21. The latter inhibits blood clotting up to 7 days. It also has a good gastrointestinal tolerability. This means that the stomach and intestine are not stressed2,3,22.

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