Motrin is available in form of tablets. This medicine is used for the relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Motrin treats mild to moderate pain. Also Motrin may be prescribed for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea.
Caution: if you are taking Motrin, do not exceed 3200 mg daily dose to avoid gastrointestinal toxicity. If you do, take Motrin Tablets with meals or milk.
Motrin belongs to a class of NSAIDs. Motrin was approved by the FDA in 1974.
If you take Motrin regularly and missed a scheduled dose, take it as soon as you possible. If it is almost time or your next dose of Ibuprofen, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up unless it is directed by your doctor.
Keep Motrin at 20-25 degrees C (68 to 77 degrees F).
Motrin Safety information
Do not take Motrin if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Ibuprofen,
- you have the syndrome of nasal polyps,
- you have angioedema and bronchospastic reactivity to aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents.
Serious gastrointestinal toxicity such as bleeding, ulceration, and perforation, can occur at any time, with or without warning symptoms.
Motrin Side effects
Side effects are unlikely if you do not overdose. The most common type of adverse reaction you may experience with Motrin Tablets is gastrointestinal. Very rare but possible side effects are blurred vision, and changes in colour vision.
Notify your doctor immediately if you experience blood in vomit or bloody, black, or tarry stools. These symptoms could indicate dangerous damage to the stomach or intestines.
Other side effects of Ibuprofen, non-listed here, may also occur. Resort to your doctor to have the consultation on any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.