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By Medicover Hospitals / 10 March 2021
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  • Motrin IB is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by lowering hormones in the body that cause inflammation and pain. Motrin IB is used to treat pain and inflammation caused by a variety of conditions, including headaches, toothaches, back pain, arthritis, menstrual cramps, and minor injuries. Motrin IB is prescribed for adults and children over the age of 12.
    1. Motrin Uses
    2. Motrin Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Interactions
    5. Dosage
    6. Motrin Storage
    7. Motrin vs Advil
    8. Frequently Asked Questions

    Motrin Uses

  • Motrin is used to treat pain caused by a variety of conditions such as headaches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, and arthritis. It is also used to treat fevers and minor aches and pains caused by the common cold or flu. It is a kind of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It works by inhibiting the production of certain natural substances in your body that cause inflammation. This effect aids in the reduction of swelling, pain, and fever. Ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain if you have a chronic condition such as arthritis.
  • How to use Motrin oral

  • Before taking this medication, if you are using an over-the-counter product, read all of the directions on the product package. If your doctor has prescribed this medication, read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before beginning treatment and again when you get a refill. Consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, take this medication orally every 4 to 6 hours with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 millilitres). After having this tablet, don’t lie down for at least 10 minutes. Take this medication with food, milk, or an antacid if you experience stomach upset while taking it.
  • The dosage is determined by your medical condition as well as your response to treatment. Take this medication at the lowest effective dose for the shortest time possible to reduce your risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more frequently than prescribed by your doctor or on the package label. Continue to take this medication as directed by your doctor if you have an ongoing condition such as arthritis.
  • When children take ibuprofen, the dose is determined by the child's weight. Read the package directions to determine the appropriate dose based on your child's weight. If you have any questions or need assistance selecting a nonprescription product, talk to your pharmacist.
  • For some conditions (such as arthritis), it may take up to two weeks of regular use of this medication before you see the full benefit.
  • If you are not taking this medication on a regular basis, keep in mind that pain medications work best when taken as soon as the first signs of pain appear. If you wait until the pain has become unbearable, the medication may not be as effective.
  • If your condition worsens or persists, or if you suspect you have a serious medical problem, seek medical attention right away. If you use a non-prescription product to treat a fever or pain in yourself or a child, consult a doctor immediately. If the fever worsens or lasts more than three days, or if the pain worsens or lasts more than ten days.
  • Motrin Side Effects:

    • Abdominal pain
    • Bloating
    • Cloudy urine
    • The decrease in the amount of urine
    • Diarrhea
    • Excess gas in the stomach
    • Heartburn
    • Indigestion
    • Itching skin
    • Pain or discomfort in the chest
    • Pale skin
    • Nausea
    • Rash
    • Shortness of breath
    • Swelling of face, fingers, hands
    • Unusual bleeding
    • Tiredness
    • Weakness
    • Vomiting
    • Weight gain

    Precautions

  • Before taking any other medications for pain, fever, swelling, or cold/flu symptoms, consult your doctor or pharmacist. They might have some ingredients that are similar to Motrin IB (such as aspirin, ketoprofen, or naproxen).
  • Unless your doctor instructs you, avoid taking aspirin.
  • If you also take aspirin to prevent a stroke or heart attack, ibuprofen reduces the effectiveness of aspirin in protecting your heart and blood vessels. If you are taking both medications, maintain a time gap of at least 8 hours before or 30 minutes after the aspirin.
  • Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages. It may increase your chances of experiencing stomach bleeding.
  • While taking this medication, older adults may be more likely to experience stomach/intestinal bleeding, kidney problems, a heart attack, or a stroke.
  • Women of childbearing age should consult their doctor before taking this medication. If you are pregnant, notify your doctor. This medication has the potential to harm an unborn baby and cause complications during normal labor and delivery. It is not advised to be used during pregnancy from 20 weeks until delivery. If your doctor determines that you must take this medication between 20 and 30 weeks of pregnancy, you should take the lowest effective dose for the shortest amount of time. This medication should not be used after 30 weeks of pregnancy.
  • This medication passes in breast milk, but it is not harmful to the infant. Consult before breastfeeding.
  • Interactions

  • Aliskiren, ACE inhibitors (such as captopril and lisinopril), angiotensin II receptor blockers (such as losartan and valsartan), cidofovir, corticosteroids (such as prednisone), lithium, and "water pills" are some products that may interact with this medication (diuretics such as furosemide).
  • When combined with other drugs that may cause bleeding, this medication may increase the risk of bleeding. Antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel and "blood thinners" such as dabigatran/enoxaparin/warfarin are examples.
  • Overdose

  • If someone has taken an overdose of this medicine and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, seek medical advice. Never take more than what is prescribed to you by your doctor.
  • Missed Dose

  • If you forget to take any dose or by mistake miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is already the time for the next dose, skip the forgotten dose. Take your next dose at the regular time schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Storage

  • Store Motrin at room temperature only. Keep it far away from light and moisture. Keep out of the bathroom. Keep all medications out of the reach of small kids.
  • Motrin vs Advil

    Motrin
    Advil
    Motrin IB (Ibuprofen) is a NSAID. Ibuprofen works by lowering hormones in the body that cause inflammation and pain. Advil is an NSAID, works by lowering hormones in the body that cause inflammation and pain.
    Motrin is used to treat pain caused by a variety of conditions such as headaches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, and arthritis. It is also used to treat fevers and minor aches and pains caused by the common cold or flu. Advil is used to treat pain and inflammation caused by a variety of conditions, including headaches, toothaches, back pain, arthritis, menstrual cramps, and minor injuries.
    Motrin IB is prescribed for adults and children over the age of 12. Advil is prescribed to adults and children over the age of two. Consult a doctor if your child is under the age of two.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Motrin is used to treat pain caused by a variety of conditions such as headaches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, and arthritis. It is also used to treat fevers and minor aches and pains caused by the common cold or flu.
    Motrin IB can increase your chances of having a fatal heart attack or stroke. This medication should not be used immediately before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG). Ibuprofen can also cause fatal stomach or intestinal bleeding.
    The side effects of this medication include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, or drowsiness which might be hard on the stomach.
    Following categories should not take Motrin:
  • A person who has,
    • -Mastocytosis
    • -Clotting disorder
    • -Higher risk of bleeding
    • -High blood pressure
    • -Cardiac arrest
    • -Heart failure
    Non-prescription painkillers like acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), and naproxen (Aleve) can harm your liver, especially if taken frequently or in combination with alcohol.
    Take no more than 1,200 mg of ibuprofen in a single day. This equates to a maximum of 6 pills per day for OTC ibuprofen. In addition, unless directed otherwise by your doctor, do not take ibuprofen for more than 10 days.
    Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It works by inhibiting the production of certain natural substances in your body that cause inflammation. This effect aids in the reduction of swelling, pain, and fever.
    The majority of over-the-counter pain relievers should not be used for more than 10 days. Over-the-counter and prescription NSAIDs, like any other medication, have side effects.
    The most serious risks of taking NSAIDs like Advil and Motrin are kidney failure, increased heart attacks and strokes in high-risk people, and, in rare cases, liver failure. NSAIDs can also cause stomach ulcers and post-surgery bleeding.
    There is no big difference. Ibuprofen brands Motrin and Advil are both equally effective. Ibuprofen is marketed under the brand names Motrin, Motrin IB, and Advil. It belongs to a class of medications called NSAIDs.

    Citations:

  • Motrin, https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/337329
  • Motrin Effects, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0030422078900798