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In children aged 6 months and older it can be given to reduce fever and relieve mild to moderate pain.
It is prescribed to relieve the symptoms of juvenile arthritis.
Motrin IB tablets, caplets, and gelcaps Children's Motrin Suspension and Advil tablets and caplets are available without a script.
Motrin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug available in both script and nonscript forms.
script Motrin is prescribed in adults for relief of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, treatment of menstrual pain, and relief of mild to moderate pain.
Ulcers or internal bleeding can occur without warning.
You should have frequent checkups with your doctor if you take Motrin regularly.
Motrin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
More common side effects may include:
- Stomach pain;
- Ringing in ears;
- Loss of appetite;
- Fluid retention and swelling;
- Bloating and gas;
- Abdominal discomfort;
- Abdominal cramps or pain;
Less common or rare side effects may include:
- Yellow eyes and skin;
- Vomiting blood;
- Vision loss;
- Ulcer of gums;
- Stomach or upper intestinal ulcer;
- Skin eruptions or peeling;
- Shortness of breath;
- Severe allergic reactions;
- Kidney or liver failure;
- Inflammation of the pancreas or stomach;
- Inflammation of nose;
- Inability to sleep;
- High or low blood pressure;
- Hearing loss;
- Hair loss;
- Emotional volatility;
- Dry eyes and mouth;
- Congestive heart failure;
- Changes in heartbeat;
- Blurred vision;
- Blood in urine;
- Black stool;
- Abdominal bleeding;
Motrin is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to ibuprofen, aspirin, or similar drugs, such as aleve and naprosyn;
- If you are taking blood-thinning medication;
- If you experience any changes in your vision;
- If you have a hereditary disease called phenylketonuria;
- If you have a severe allergic reaction;
- If you have angioedema, a condition whose symptoms are skin eruptions;
- If you have bleeding or any other problems;
- If you have diabetes;
- If you have had asthma attacks caused by aspirin or other drugs of this type;
- If you have kidney or liver disease, or are severely dehydrated;
Do not take Motrin with any of the following drugs:
- Methotrexate (rheumatrex);
- Lithium (lithonate);
- Diuretics such as lasix and hydrodiuril;
- Blood-thinning drugs such as coumadin;
- Blood pressure medications known as ace inhibitors, including vasotec and capoten;
CHILDREN 6 MONTHS TO 12 YEARS OF AGE
The fever should go down for 6 to 8 hours. Do not give the child more than 40 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight in one day.
The recommended dose is 5 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight if temperature is less than 102.5°F or 10 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight if temperature is 102.5°F or greater.
Some children may need only 20 milligrams daily per 2.2 pounds.
The usual dose is 30 to 40 milligrams daily per 2.2 pounds of body weight, divided into 3 or 4 doses.
Mild to Moderate Pain
Do not give the child more than 4 such doses per day.
The usual dose is 10 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight every 6 to 8 hours.
Mild to Moderate Pain
The usual dose is 400 milligrams every 4 to 6 hours as necessary.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
The usual dosage is 1,200 to 3,200 milligrams per day divided into 3 or 4 doses.
Symptoms should be reduced within 2 weeks.
Your doctor will tailor the dose to your individual needs.
Daily dosage should not be greater than 3,200 milligrams.
Begin treatment when symptoms first appear.
The usual dose is 400 milligrams every 4 hours as necessary.
Symptoms of Motrin overdose may include:
- Ringing in the ears;
- Low blood pressure;
- Kidney failure;
- Irregular heartbeat;
- Breathing difficulties;
- Abdominal pain;