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Doctor insights on: Childrens Motrin Jr Strength Medication

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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 are the same 800 mg. ...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 medications should not be taken with ibuprofen (children's motrin)?

What medications should not be taken with ibuprofen (children's motrin)?

None: You can typically mix most medications with motrin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be spaced out from motrin if additional anti-pyretic (fever) medication is needed. Childrens advil is the same medication and should not be given together. Antibiotics, or other medication can be given at same time. If you have additional concerns, you can request consult. ...Read more

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What happens if you take pain medication (motrin) after the expiration date?

What happens if you take pain medication (motrin) after the expiration date?

May not work: It is not recommended to take medications after their expiration date. There is a risk of adverse effects as well as not seeing the benefits of the medication. ...Read more

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Could an adult take junior strength motrin?

Could an adult take junior strength motrin?

Yes: The kid tabs vary in strength from 50-100mg (junior usually 100) depending on the manufacturer. Adult dosage runs 200 to 400mg while maximum adult dosage is 600mg up to 4 times a day. ...Read more

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What pain medications are available for a person that is allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

What pain medications are available for a person that is allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

It depends: The answer depends on the symptoms associated with the tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the Motrin reaction extends to other nsaids (aspirin etc). True allergy to Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) is unusual. If there is NSAID sensitivity, most can tolerate Celebrex (despite the warning) since being a cox-2 antagonist. Non-salicylate analgesics like Disalcid or trilisate are an option, but more GI intolerance present. ...Read more

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Flu and motrin, does the flu lose its strength when taking motrin?

Flu and motrin, does the flu lose its strength when taking motrin?

No but it can : Decrease symptoms. If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a headache, and i only have junior strength motrin to take. The expiration date says: jn11.?

What to do if I have a headache, and i only have junior strength motrin to take. The expiration date says: jn11.?

Acetaminophen first: Acetaminophen 650 mg is always a safe bet to try first for a headache. If there is no response within an hour, Ibuprofen 400-600 mg can be used. Expired medications can be used but pill efficacy &safety cannot be guaranteed. Except for tetracycline, liquid antibiotics &refrigerated medications like insulin, there is probably little if any lost effect as a per a fda study of military stockpiles. ...Read more

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Can motrin junior strength be a type of blood thinner?

Can motrin junior strength be a type of blood thinner?

Anti-platelet: Nsaids — non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (motrin) an have a mild anti-platelet effect. Platelets are the cells that plug up cuts and then coagulation factors help seal and remodel the cut into a scar until healed. Nsaids are not designed or prescribed for anti-platelet effects like Aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel). Anti-coagulants such as warfarin or heparins are also different. ...Read more

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19, virgin, small cysts in ovaries, hurts a lot at times, prescribed prescription strength Motrin, dance class tomorrow, will movement help me or no?

19, virgin, small cysts in ovaries, hurts a lot at times, prescribed prescription strength Motrin, dance class tomorrow, will movement help me or no?

You will find out: You will find out if pain occurs once you begin your dance class. Unfortunately, I am unable to predict the future pain of your condition. ...Read more

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What do you think of the combination of celebrex (celecoxib) and sulfasalazine to treat RA beside taking other medications such as methotrexate and Enbrel? Instead of Norco or motrin or tramadol

What do you think of the combination of celebrex (celecoxib) and sulfasalazine to treat RA beside taking other medications such as methotrexate and Enbrel? Instead of Norco or motrin or tramadol

Depends on severity: It depends on the severity and activity of your RA.
Enbrel and Methotrexate are great drugs if you have active. If it is not active Celebrex (celecoxib) and sulfasalazine are alternatives. We discourage people to use narcotic painkillers for non cancer pain for the long term since it is very addictive and people become tolerant for the doses and expect increasing doses ...Read more

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Could adults take childrens motrin?

Could adults take childrens motrin?

Yes: The kid tabs vary in strength from 50-100mg (junior usually 100) depending on the manufacturer. The liquid usually has a strength of 100mg/5cc. Adult dosage runs 200 to 400mg while maximum adult dosage is 600mg up to 4 times a day. ...Read more

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What to do if I bought some childrens motrin that was recalled and I don't know what to do with it. Can I return it?

What to do if I bought some childrens motrin that was recalled and I don't know what to do with it. Can I return it?

You can try: Take it back where you bought it. They will be receptive especially if you can prove that you bought it from their store. You can also call the company and see what they would suggest. ...Read more

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Would childrens motrin help my headache?

Yes: It may help if you take enough to make adult dose i. E 600 mgm or 800 mgm. ...Read more

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Was acetaminophen one of the drugs recalled like motrin?

Was acetaminophen one of the drugs recalled like motrin?

Clarification: Motrin has never been recalled. It is implicated (as are all nsaids) in mildly increased risk of heart attack. Acetaminophen was recalled (under the brand name tylenol) when perpetrators tampered with bottles in pharmacies in the 1980s by contaminating them with cyanide. Acetaminophen does not belong to the NSAID class like motrin. ...Read more

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What to do if I drank half a bottle of childrens motrin, will i be ok?

What to do if I drank half a bottle of childrens motrin, will i be ok?

Why?: Why did you drink the motrin? You should see a doctor to discuss that question. If you drank 2 oz of motrin, that would only cause some stomach pain. If more than that, then call poison control for instructions. Get help for the reason why! ...Read more

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Can I put children's motrin (ibuprofen) in the refridgerator?

Can I put children's motrin (ibuprofen) in the refridgerator?

Room temp!!: Room temperature, between 59 -86 degrees is the recommended temperature at which your Motrin should be stored! Should not be refrigerated! ...Read more

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Can I give my child hylands cough and cold multi symptom while she's on childrens motrin?

Can I give my child hylands cough and cold multi symptom while she's on childrens motrin?

Cough and cold : Over the counter cough and cold medicines are not for kids under 5, consult your doctor if you need to use. ...Read more

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My son has a 102 temp and what is better children's Tylenol or children's motrin?

My son has a 102 temp and what is better children's Tylenol or children's motrin?

Either: Fever — need to treat only if child is uncomfortable. Fever is the body's response to infection. Tylenol can be dosed every 4-6 hours, motrin every 6-8 hours. Both are effective. ...Read more

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What is best to give childrens motrin or childrens tylenol (acetaminophen)?

What is best to give childrens motrin or childrens tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Both are OK: Both are fine to use in the appropriate doses. Check with your provider for the appropriate dose for your child's age and weight. Make sure there are no allergies to these medications. ...Read more