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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

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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What can I take for a headache when I can't take any over-the-counter motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?

What can I take for a headache when I can't take any over-the-counter motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?

Diagnose it!: The best way to treat your headache is to first get an accurate diagnosis which is beyond the scope of this answer. ...Read more

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Can I take Motrin & an over the counter muscle relaxer?

Can I take Motrin & an over the counter muscle relaxer?

Possibly. : Read the label. If it contains ibuprofen than NO. ( because Motrin is ibuprofen ) if not, you are probably ok. Your pharmacist should be able to help you if you have the boxes ...Read more

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What is the difference between acetomenophine & motrin?

What is the difference between acetomenophine & motrin?

Different: Acetaminophen or tylenol (acetaminophen) or paracetamol in parts of the world is pain killer and debt reducer like motrin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is metabolize by liver and Motrin by kidney. Also Motrin has an anti inflam property to help reduce swelling. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

What is the difference between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

One is an analgesic: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is in the class of analgesics that will help with the pain and reduce your fever.
Motrin is an anti-inflammatory that reduces the inflammation and swelling and will secondarily reduce pain to the area. ...Read more

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What is the difference between motrin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil?

What is the difference between motrin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil?

Motrin=advil: Motrin and advil are brand names of ibuprofen, which is an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. Tylenol is the brand name for acetaminophen, another pain reliever. You can save some money and just go for either Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen and skip the name brands. ...Read more

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What is the difference between relafen (nabumetone) or motrin for pain relief?

What is the difference between relafen (nabumetone) or motrin for pain relief?

Relafin, Motrin: Relafen (nabumetone) and Motrin belong to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids).

There is no one drug that is effective for everyone when it comes to joint pain so please consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between motrin and its generic version?

Is there any difference between motrin and its generic version?

Motrin: Not really, just the price & the more stable coating on the brand name. ...Read more

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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

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Can you give a 3 month old over-the-counter medicine ibuprofen?

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

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Is there on over-the-counter pill I can take that's similar to hydrocodone-ibuprofen?

Is there on over-the-counter pill I can take that's similar to hydrocodone-ibuprofen?

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

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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.
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I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??

I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??

OK: Ibuprofen is not a sulfa drug. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs but you are not allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), you should be OK taking over-the-counter ibuprofen. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I need a anti inflammatory that doesn't contain aspirin or ibuprofen. Also sold over the counter?

I need a anti inflammatory that doesn't contain aspirin or ibuprofen.  Also sold over the counter?

See details: The only one is Aleve (naproxen) but this is a close relative of ibuprofen. If you cannot take one, you should not take the other. ...Read more

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I have multiple sclerosis and a constant low to midlevel pain due to it. Are there over the counter painkillers other than ibuprofen that may work?

Not aware of any: There is no effective pain killer other than tylenol (acetaminophen) and NSAIDs OTC. Since there are now newer drugs available for MS treatment, you should talk to your neurologist again about your condition. ...Read more

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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

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Is there any muscle relaxer medication overthe counter? Don't have insurance. Ibuprofen, advil, Aleve (naproxen) doesn't work.

Is there any muscle relaxer medication overthe counter?  Don't have insurance. Ibuprofen, advil, Aleve (naproxen)  doesn't work.

There is none.: Muscle relaxants are typically prescription medications. These are generally prescribed based on the physician's evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I give my 13 month daughter children's Motrin (ibuprofen) or just infants? Is there a difference besides the concentration?

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

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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

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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?

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

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Can percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) (prescribed) be taken after motrin can percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) be taken after motrin

Can percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) (prescribed) be taken after motrin can percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) be taken after motrin

Not recommended: Because Percodan (oxycodone and aspirin) contains aspirin, and Aspirin and Ibuprofen have similar effects, and similar side effects, particularly stomach irritation and effects on blood clotting. I would wait at least 4 hours before taking one after the other. ...Read more

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Can a 16 yr old be prescribed motrin 600 mg tablets?

Can a 16 yr old be prescribed motrin 600 mg tablets?

Yes.: This dose is above the recommended usual dose for routine pain (400 mg, where 600 mg does not seem to provided added benefit) and is used for certain conditions, such as migraine headaches and joint pain caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatological conditions. ...Read more