STATES CHRONICLE – Medicine is by far the most important science mankind has delved into. And the progresses made every single day are nothing short of amazing. From bionic arms that should come out next year, to studies on diabetes, every medical field is being explored and developed. Scientists from England came up with an Ibuprofen patch that delivers the medicine spot-on.
Hundreds of millions of people, if not billions around the world suffer from chronic pains. From arthritis, to back pains, to rheumatism, it’s unlikely that you’re off the hook.
So, scientists from the University of Warwick came up with an Ibuprofen patch to administer the dose of medicine exactly where the pain is taking place.
In collaboration with the adhesive company Bostik, the researchers from the University of Warwick developed the patch that uses the company’s polymer technology, as well as a high dose of the world famous pain reliever, in order to provide fast and accessible doses of medicine.
The patch would also be helpful in helping people suffering from chronic pains with quantity management, thus preventing overdoses or exaggerated use.
One of the researchers involved in the project, David Haddleton, claims that there aren’t really that many patches out there that provide pain relievers, most focusing on soothing the pain by delivering heat to the affected area. The ones that contain pain relievers, however, contain a dosage of at least 10% less than the one currently in development.
The scientists are glad that they will be able to finally provide a patch that can soothe an affected area efficiently, with the medicine it requires; however, the product won’t be available for at least two years, until they start commercializing it.
The possibilities might seem endless, as a wide variety of medicine can be applied on the patches, offering multiple uses. However, the scientists warn that there are only a limited number of substances that can be used with the patches, as other substances might not be compatible with the patch’s high dose of medicine, stickiness, flexibility, and slimness.
This is one of the most important inventions in the pain relief field we’ve seen in the last few years. The patches are very practical, as well as a very powerful analgesic, and will be undoubtedly developed even further by the brilliant minds behind them.
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