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Childrens Motrin Jr Strength Medication
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?
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
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
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
Yes: You will need to adjust the dosage but it is fine for an adult to take. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Had Lumbar Fusion 3 weeks ago medication is not working, called to see if doc would change Med, he won't, wont let me take Motrin what do I do?
Lumbar fusion.: Ask what does Dr. suggest. Give it a try and then if it does not work ask what is next. Repeat. ...Read more
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
Good painkillers for a broken forearm (no surgery)? Prescription strength needed, or just motrin or something like that?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Date on bottle: The FDA requires drug companies to list a USE BY date with such products. This is the last date they assure the public the drug maintains its strength. It is the same whether opened or not. It is not like an antibiotic that begins its "use by" timing when water is added to mix it. ...Read more
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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