Drug Class: What is Motrin an why is it prescribed?
Motrin Mechanism: How does Motrin work?
Motrin Dosage: How should you take Motrin
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Motrin
Special information on Motrin
Motrin side effects
|Drug Class: What is Motrin an why is it prescribed?|
|Generic Motrin is an antiinflammatory drug.
Generic Motrin reduces inflammation and eases mild to moderate pain. Generic Motrin reduces fever and relieves the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatism), osteoarthritis, menstrual cramps or premenstrual pain and swelling.
|Motrin Mechanism: How does Motrin work?|
|Generic Motrin contains the active ingredient ibuprofen, which belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Generic Motrin works by blocking the action of a substance in the body called cyclo-oxygenase. Cyclo-oxygenase is involved in the production of various chemicals in the body, some of which are known as prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are produced in response to injury or certain diseases and would otherwise go on to cause pain, swelling and inflammation. Generic Motrin is therefore used to relieve pain and inflammation.
All the medicines in this group (NSAIDs) reduce inflammation caused by the body\'s own immune system, and are effective pain killers. Generic Motrin can be used to relieve pain such as muscular aches and pains, period pains, headache, backache, rheumatic pain, dental pain and neuralgia. Generic Motrin can also reduce feverishness and the symptoms of colds and flu.
|Motrin Dosage: How should you take Motrin|
|Generic Motrin should be taken with food or an antacid to avoid stomach upset.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
Mild to Moderate Pain
If you miss a Generic Motrin dose
Generic Motrin Overdose
Symptoms of Generic Motrin overdose include
Generic Motrin Storage instructions
Store Generic Motrin at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused amount of Generic Motrin after the expiration date.
Generic Motrin Preparations:
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Motrin|
|Generic Motrin may prevent the removal of lithium and methotrexate from the body, resulting in increased blood levels of these medicines.
There may be an increased risk of bleeding from the gut if Generic Motrin is taken with blood thinning or anti-clotting medicines such as warfarin.
There may be an increased risk of side effects such as stomach irritation if Generic Motrin is taken with corticosteroids such as prednisolone.
Generic Motrin may decrease the blood pressure lowering effects of amlodipine and possibly other antihypertensive medicines.
The use of Generic Motrin with diuretics, ACE inhibitors or cyclosporine may increase the risk of kidney problems.
Generic Motrin should not be used within 8-12 days of taking mifepristone.
Generic Motrin should not be taken with any other NSAID, due to an increased risk of side effects.
|Special information on Motrin|
|Most Important Fact about Generic Motrin
You should have frequent checkups with your doctor if you take Generic Motrin regularly.
Ulcers or internal bleeding can occur without warning.
Generic Motrin precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Special warnings about Generic Motrin
If you are taking medicines that affect the clotting of your blood, such as aspirin or blood thinners such as CoumadinŽ, talk to your health care provider or prescriber before taking Generic Motrin.
You may get dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how Generic Motrin affects you. Do not sit or stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.
It is especially important not to use Generic Motrin during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless specifically directed to do so by your health care provider. Generic Motrin may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.
To reduce unpleasant effects on your throat and stomach, take Generic Motrin with a full glass of water and never just before lying down. If you notice black, tarry stools or experience severe stomach pain and vomit blood or what looks like coffee grounds, notify your health care prescriber immediately.
If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Generic Motrin. Problems can arise if you need dental work, and in the day to day care of your teeth. Try to avoid damage to your teeth and gums when you brush or floss your teeth.
Why Generic Motrin should not be prescribed?
Patients with history of peptic ulcer should not use Generic Motrin.
Generic Motrin should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients or other medicines in the class of NSAIDs. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Generic Motrin and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
|Motrin side effects|
More common side effects of Motrin may include:
Less common side effects of Motrin may include:
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