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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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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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Is motrin the same as ibuprofen?

Is motrin the same as ibuprofen?

YES: Yes, same medication. Motrin is a brand name, ibuprofen is a generic name. ...Read more

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Mixing Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin, is this okay?

Same med: Since they are the same drug (just different brand names), max dosing is to be watched. 800 mg every 6-8 hours is max for a full sized adult. ...Read more

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Can someone die by overdosing on Advil (ibuprofen) or motrin?

Yes, long term: The long term effects on the kidneys is harmful. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take motrin & Advil (ibuprofen) together?

Is it possible for you to take motrin & Advil (ibuprofen) together?

No: They are both the same drug (ibuprofen). Taking both together may increase the risk of side effects if the total dose is too high. ...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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How old should a child be before he can take motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?

How old should a child be before he can take motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?

6 months: The usual recommendation is 6 months for Ibuprofen (motrin or advil). Some doctors may allow you to use it sooner. But the recommended age per their website/product info is 6 months. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin 800 like five hours apart from each other?

Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin 800 like five hours apart from each other?

Ibuprofen: Advil and Motrin are actually different brand names of the same medicine, a NSAID. Generally, ibuprofen should not be taken in lesser than 4-6 hour intervals and the total dose should not be more than 2400mg per day. Excess or long term use can result in stomach and kidney problems. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Children's Motrin (ibuprofen) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Children's Motrin (ibuprofen) overdose?

Overdose: Technically taking more than the recommended dose per the age or weight of a child is considered an overdose. However, that does not mean that this will make the child ill. I would follow up with the child's pediatrician to discuss an appropriate amount based on the child's weight. ...Read more

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I've taken 2000 mg of motrin and 10 x 81 mg of advil (ibuprofen). When should I feel side effects and what would they be?

Can't answer: Not allowed to answer personal medical questions like that on health tap. Call poison control center in your area. ...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)?

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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I am having episodes of facial pain and not sure if sinus. Should I try motrin and Advil (ibuprofen) first?

I am having episodes of facial pain and not sure if sinus. Should I try motrin and Advil (ibuprofen) first?

See your PCP first: Your primary care provider can help you determine diagnosis, treatment or when it’s best to see a specialist and which specialist to see. Your PCP will review your request and, if needed, refer you directly to a specialist or labs without an office visit. Take care. ...Read more

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I just got braces and the pain is very intense and Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin aren't doing the trick. What should I do?

I just got braces and the pain is very intense and Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin aren't doing the trick. What should I do?

BraceYourselfForThis: Call your dentist and ask for something stronger to get you through the next 2 or 3 days, with a little extra just in case. Sometimes they've been tightened too much and have to be loosened a little, but not often. If they give you a problem on the phone, go to the office and insist you need help. Cry if you have to. Just don't be aggressive or pushy, just insistent. I'm sure they'll oblige you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headaches like, everyday. Is it bad if I take children's motrin (ibuprofen) (the liquid kind) everyday?

What to do if I have headaches like, everyday. Is it bad if I take children's motrin (ibuprofen) (the liquid kind) everyday?

See Your Provider!: It is not normal to have headaches every day. You need a work up. See your provider asap. Children's Motrin (ibuprofen) is probably not the right dose for you. At 47, you could take up to 800mg. 3 x per day. Call your provider today! ...Read more

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What is better to take motrin 800 or a couple of low dose ibuprofen? I have severe pain but im not sure which med. Is worse for you.

What is better to take motrin 800 or a couple of low dose ibuprofen? I have severe pain but im not sure which med. Is worse for you.

Same medication: Ibuprofen is the same thing as Motrin. There is less stomach irritation from one 800 mg Motrin as opposed to 4 200 mg. Ibuprofen, because the total surface area (in contact with stomach) is less with one pill than with 4 pills. Take one 800 mg with food. Don't take if not prescribed or if you have any abdominal pain nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. If no better, see doc today. ...Read more

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Hi I have fever with severe caugh and cold. My fever is like 101. I am taking Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin. Is that ok? Which medicine I can for my caugh?

Hi I have fever with severe caugh and cold. My fever is like 101. I am taking Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin. Is that ok? Which medicine I can for my caugh?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): Guaifenesin is the main ingredient in it for cough. However the bigger issue is that if you have a fever and the cough is getting worse or if you feel short of breath is to get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for children's motrin (ibuprofen) overdose?

What is the treatment for children's motrin (ibuprofen) overdose?

Activated charcoal: If presenting to the er within 1-2 hours of ingestion, activated charcoal can be administered to reduce absorption. Otherwise, physicians treat the symptoms of advil (ibuprofen) overdose, mainly maintaining cardiac, respiratory, and renal functioning such as IV fluids. ...Read more

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I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?

Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin R: The same. They r both ibuprofen. Aleve (naproxen) is Naproxen sodium. Nsaids are all about the same, but some seem to work better for one person than another. Try what u like; use the dose listed on the bottle. I see that I have GI problems, so b sure to continue on those meds. Take nsaids with food. Take care. ...Read more

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