Why is a painkiller called “Eve”?

In Japanese, that name has the same pronunciation as the first two syllables of “ibuprofen”, which is what it is

So, not because it is especially designed for women as I thought. Took me an unbelievably long time to work that one out- sorry if it is obvious to everyone else in Japan!

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2 Comments

  1. crella said,

    October 17, 2008 at 1:15 am

    No, not at all obvious! All this time I thought it was something like Midol!

  2. Micki said,

    January 4, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    (-: Japanese love their puns. It’s often recommended for period cramps, therefore the “Eve” works for the first woman, and the ibu works for the ibuprofen. Still, ibuprofen is ibuprofen. I think guys would find Midol helpful for general aches and pains, too.

    Cute post!


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