Children's Motrin Case Study

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Children’s Motrin
(1) Trade Name of Product: Motrin
Distributor of Product: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division
(2) Uses of the Product: Relieves minor aches and pain related to the common cold, flu, sore throat, headaches, arthritis inflammation, minor post-operative pain, post-immunization and fever; and fever reducer.
(3) Copy or Scan of Actual Label:

Only ACTIVE Ingredient:
(4) Component Name: Ibuprofen (NSAID); C13 H18O2; 206.29 g/mol
(5) Systematic Name: A) 2-(4-isobutylphenyl) propanoic acid; B) Buren; and C) Nurofen
(6) Structural Formula: General Description:
(7) Ibuprofen is an organic compound and contain and several other elements.
(8) Ibuprofen is a chiral molecule, representing a Covalent bonds
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(8) Polysorbate 80 contains Covalent bonds and Polar Covalent bonds.
(9) Polysorbate 80 is derived from polyethoxylated sorbitan and dehydration of sugar alcohol and oleic acid.
(10) Purpose: Polysorbate 80 is used as a emulsifier stabilize a variety of formulations of medications and vaccines, consequently to improve the consistency in digestion into the stomach. On the other hand, it’s used in foods and wines, as a defoamer, nevertheless to keep creamy and smooth textures when needed. Also, it acts as a surfactant in soaps, cosmetics and eye-drops; and as a solubilizer in mouthwash.
(11) References:
(A) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polysorbate_80
(B) https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/5284448
(4) Component Name: Pregelatinized starch; C27H48O20; 692.66 g/mol
(5) Systematic Name: A) Cornstarch; B) Clearjel; and C) Keestar
(6) Structural

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