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!



  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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: