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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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