Motrin is used in adults for relief of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. In children it is given to reduce fever and relieve mild to moderate pain.
Take Motrin with food or an antacid to avoid an upset stomach. Take regularly exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Motrin then take it as soon as you remember and space out the remaining doses accordingly. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. But never take 2 doses at the same time.
Store it at room temperature.
Symptoms of a Motrin overdose include breathing difficulties, coma, drowsiness, headache, kidney failure, low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Use with caution if you have kidney or liver disease or any allergic reaction or infection. Do not consume alcohol along with the drug. Do not drive or handle heavy machinery until you know how to react to the drug.
You should not take Motrin if you have previously exhibited hypersensitivity to the drug, or have the syndrome of nasal polyps, 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.
Possible Side Effects
The most frequent type of adverse reaction you may experience with Motrin Tablets is gastrointestinal. Blurred and/or diminished vision, scotomata, and/or changes in color vision have also been reported.
Contact your doctor if you experience blood in vomit or bloody, black, or tarry stools. These symptoms could indicate damage to the stomach or intestines, which could be dangerous.
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking ibuprofen and seek medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:
an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
muscle cramps, numbness, or tingling;
ulcers (open sores) in the mouth;
rapid weight gain (fluid retention);
decreased hearing or ringing in the ears;
yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice); or
abdominal cramping, indigestion, or heartburn.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take ibuprofen and talk to your doctor if you experience
dizziness or headache;
nausea, gaseousness, diarrhea, or constipation;
fatigue or weakness;
dry mouth; or
irregular menstrual periods.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.