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What amount motrin in mgs can you take in 24 hours?

What amount motrin in mgs can you take in 24 hours?

3200 mg: 800 mg 4x/day; no more frequent then every 6 hrs. Is the maximum dose. Those with kidney or liver disease should not use these agents, as a class referred to as nsaid's, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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I have motrin in my system and im on probation I need to clean my system?

I have motrin in my system and im on probation I need to clean my system?

Motrin testing: The medicine motrin, or ibuprofen, is not normally tested for in drug tests. It is not considered a drug of abuse. ...Read more

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Can my sons doctor prescribe something for pain for my two year old that has extreme strep, tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin just are not even cutting it anymore : (?

Can my sons doctor prescribe something for pain for my two year old that has extreme strep, tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin just are not even cutting it anymore : (?

Call your doctor: First, be sure you are giving the right dosage of the medications for your child's weight. Acetaminophen with Codeine is one option if otc cold medication is not helping. However if symptoms are worsening despite antibiotics or he is not able to swallow, you may need to have him seen again to be sure nothing more serious is going on that would warrant a different treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how over-the-counter motrin and prescribed motrin differ?

Can you please tell me how over-the-counter motrin and prescribed motrin differ?

None: Otc Motrin (ibuprofen) and prescribed Motrin have the same molecule and action. Prescription medication can be in a higher dose per pill but you can take more otc meds to equal that. Always be mindful of the ability of these drugs to cause excess stomach acidity and ulcers especially in the elderly. You may need an acidic blocker for your stomach. ...Read more

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Baby motrin or baby tylenol (acetaminophen)? From a doctors standpoint, is one more effective than the other and does one have a higher risk? 6mo teething baby.

Baby motrin or baby tylenol (acetaminophen)? From a doctors standpoint, is one more effective than the other and does one have a higher risk? 6mo teething baby.

Both are good: Tylenol (acetaminophen) has fewer reported complications so may be a bit 'safer' but Motrin is going to be more effective in reducing a fever. For a non-fever minor pain situation like teething, i'd use tylenol (acetaminophen) first but if that doesn't help Motrin would be most likely fine assuming you are carefully observing dosing recommendations. ...Read more

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Do Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin work as bursitis treatment, or would one usually have to get prescription meds from his doctor?

Do Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin work as bursitis treatment, or would one usually have to get prescription meds from his doctor?

They may: If you take twice the over the counter dose they may work- that is almost the same as the prescription dose. Ice helps as well. ...Read more

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How fast is celebrex (celecoxib) works? For acute pain, is it better to take celebrex (celecoxib) vs. Advil vs. Motrin?

How fast is celebrex (celecoxib) works? For acute pain, is it better to take celebrex (celecoxib) vs. Advil vs. Motrin?

Stick with cheap: Stick with advil or aleve. The over-the-counter forms are cheap. Celebrex (celecoxib) is prescription only and very expensive. They all have similar effectiveness. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months and 3 weeks old and just started teething. My parents said don't use motrin because its dangerous. Is this true?

My baby is 5 months and 3 weeks old and just started teething. My parents said don't use motrin because its dangerous. Is this true?

Confused?: They may have been thinking about Aspirin which should not be given to an infant because of the risk of reyes syndrome. Properly dosed Ibuprofen (motrin is a brand) should be ok. ...Read more

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Which is best for bodyache and lower in toxicitym, ibuprofen or acetaminophen?

Which is best for bodyache and lower in toxicitym, ibuprofen or acetaminophen?

Don't self medicate: As stated before taking anything have yourself evaluated by a physician. Don't take a short cut. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 18, 000 mg of ibuprofen deadly?

Need help. Is 18, 000 mg of ibuprofen deadly?

Suicidal?: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Can stevens-johnson syndrome be a side effect of ibuprophen or Advil (ibuprofen) / motrin?

Can stevens-johnson syndrome be a side effect of ibuprophen or Advil (ibuprofen) / motrin?

Yes: There are reports of childrens Motrin being assocociated with steven johnson syndrome. See http://www. Skinassn. Org/ for more information. ...Read more

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Less side effects: motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Less side effects: motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Both help with pain: But Motrin is an antiinflamatory as well. This blocks prostaglandins wich causes inflamation and pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a simple pain reliever and not an antiiinflamatory agent. Motrin can cause ulcers, kidney failure, and possibly cardivascular enents such as heart attacks. ...Read more

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Having symptoms of gastritis over last 2.5 weeks &have linked it to taking motrin. I've stopped & changed my diet. How long til it goes away?

Having symptoms of gastritis over last 2.5 weeks &have linked it to taking motrin. I've stopped & changed my diet. How long til it goes away?

A lot faster with Rx: Unless there are other inciting risks to inflammation in your stomach (like h.Pylori, tobacco, too liberal alcohol, Aspirin or other nsaid's, etc.) your gastropathy will likely heal within a few days. Of course, you can speed up the healing process by starting an acid blocker drug like Prilosec otc daily. ...Read more

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How much motrin can I give my 12 yr old the is about 130lbs and can I break a 600mg in half?

How much motrin can I give my 12 yr old the is about 130lbs and can I break a 600mg in half?

See below: The 10mg per kg recommendation is for children 4-11years old.
Those chidren 12 years and older are included in the adult recommendations of 200-400mg every 4-6 hours. This range is maximum, not where you should start.
I would start at 200 or 300 mg two to three times per day. ...Read more

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I have numb finger tips from playing guitar hero. How long till it wears off? Will motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) help?

I have numb finger tips from playing guitar hero. How long till it wears off? Will motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) help?

A day or so: Prolonged pressure on the tips of your fingers can result in temporary numbness. It may last a few hours to a few days. You can help hasten recovery by massaging and rubbing your finger tips. Consider taking breaks between sets in the future... ...Read more

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How does ibuprofen interact with alcahol?

How does ibuprofen interact with alcahol?

Worse stomach probs: Ibuprofen is in a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or nsaids. These work by inhibiting a class of compounds called prostaglandins, which are pro-inflammatory and are involved with producing pain after injury. However, prostaglandins also protect the stomach lining, and increase chances of gastritis and potentially peptic ulcer. Alcohol makes all this worse - bad combo! ...Read more

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I take nadolol Klonopin (clonazepam) and I took Motrin yesterday my pcp prescribed me clarithromyxin today, are there any bad interactions with these 4?

I take nadolol Klonopin (clonazepam) and I took Motrin yesterday my pcp prescribed me clarithromyxin today, are there any bad interactions with these 4?

Drug interaction.: If you use nadolol for the treatment of high blood pressure, talk to your doctor before using it together with motrin. Combining these medications may reduce the effects of nadolol in lowering your blood pressure, especially if you use ibuprofen frequently or regularly (for example, to treat arthritis or chronic pain). You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor. ...Read more