Chemical name of drug commonly used to reduce fever, swelling, and pain. A common commercial brand is Advil®. Ibuprofen, although used extensively, is a relatively new medication so there is not as much information about its safety when used during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or infancy. Some research indicates that it may be safer than acetaminophen or aspirin for a breastfeeding mother. Talk to your doctor before taking this or any other medication during pregnancy or if breastfeeding.