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What Is The Difference Between Over The Counter Motrin And Prescribed Motrin
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
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
What can I take for a headache when I can't take any over-the-counter motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?
Sprained shoulder and dr. Prescribed 600mg of ibuprofen. Instead of paying for rx, can I just take 3 200mg over-the-counter ibuprofen? Or is it diff?
Motrin: Not really, just the price & the more stable coating on the brand name. ...Read more
Why is it ok to take a prescription strength medication for example an 800 motrin¬ healthy to take four 200mg motrin otc? What is the difference?
Medication: They are the same thing. I do not understand the question. In both cases the medication is the same and the dose is the same 800 mg. ...Read more
Time release: I doubt itGet a more detailed answer ›
Not until > 6m: The Ibuprofen is broken down & eliminated from the body through the kidney. The infant kidney is considered at risk of injury & decreasing function if given Ibuprofen or other NSAID medicines prior to 6 months of age. Acetaminophen which is disposed of through the liver is preferred under 6m. ...Read more
Yes and no: This combination includes a narcotic. You cannot get a narcotic over-the-counter. Better still you maythere red the narcotic. A lot of nsaids are just as efficient as this narcotic combination. It is better to avoid the narcotic. Cardiologist told us use narcotics and not nsaids in older people to prevent NSAID cardiovascular side effects and then the elderly had more narcotic complications -falls. ...Read more
Are their any over the counter medicines that cause miscarriage. Does taking Ibuprofen during the first few weeks cause miscarriage?
33% of preg misc in :
1st trimester normally. To tease out just what causes them is a process of statistical inference! There is no data implying that ibuprofen causes miscarriage. In general, if you don't feel that you have to take a medicine then don't. Every action you take has its risks and its benefits. We believe that the risks to a pregnancy of taking ibuprofen are minimal and that it is safe to take.
I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??
I seem to have pinched a nerve in my back. I’m not able to move much without being in severe pain. Do I need to see a GP or would over the counter ibuprofen for a day or two help ease things?
You are suffering : It seems you are suffering. You should not be see the doctor for a diagnosis. Then you will have a treatment plan that will help you ...Read more
I need a anti inflammatory that doesn't contain aspirin or ibuprofen. Also sold over the counter?
My father have pain in a leg from the top to the bottom is being days already and all he took was advil (ibuprofen) andwhat medication he can get over the counter?
More info needed: More description of his symptoms is needed but if the Pain is in his buttock and radiates down the leg, sciatica is suspected. This is usually caused by pressure on a nerve root in the back by a bulging or ruptured intervertebral disc. Nonprescription pain relievers consist of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and/nsaids like Advil or Aleve. If pain persists he needs to consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Use at same time: Both meds can be given at the same time- no need to wait hours to give each med. ...Read more
Is there any muscle relaxer medication overthe counter? Don't have insurance. Ibuprofen, advil, Aleve (naproxen) doesn't work.
Can I give my 13 month daughter children's Motrin (ibuprofen) or just infants? Is there a difference besides the concentration?
Motrin: Yes you can, If you provide her weight, I would give the dose, you can ask your pediatrician or follow instructions on the bottle according to weight not age. Good luck. ...Read more
Leg legnth difference. Pain in both hips when laying down or sitting. Also back.Taking motrin. Hip bursitis? Couldn't sleep last night. Pain all day
May be acquired: instead of congenital. See your ortho for good evaluation to understand why this happened. The hemipelvis can rotate from trauma or some type of exercise and cause limb length discrepancy. Physiotherapy may be very helpful ...Read more
I took one Advil (ibuprofen) (first time) , 24 hours ago, and now my gut aches--no other symptom. Is there something I can take to counter this stomach reaction?
Food: thats a common side effect if you don't have food in your stomach. eat some food. ...Read more
Dr prescribed liq. Motrin 1 1/2 tsp/ 6hrs -100mg/5ml. My son weighs 32lbs and is 3 yrs old.Bottle says he should only receive 1 tsp. Which do I give?
Correct dose: Your baby is 32 lbs or 14.5 kilograms. The dose is 10 mg per kilogram, making his does 145 mg. The 1 1/2 tsp is 7.5 ml or 150 mg dose. The bottle always uses weight range. For example 22-32 lbs, may be 1 tsp. That is the dose for the 22 lb baby. The manufacturer does this so a parent who over estimates the baby's weight does not overdose the baby. Trust your pediatrician to calculate the dose. ...Read more
Can percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) (prescribed) be taken after motrin can percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) be taken after motrin
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