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How much Motrin to take per day for shoulder bursitis ?

How much Motrin to take per day for shoulder bursitis ?

No more than 12 tabs: The toxic dose for Motrin is 2400mg, each tablet contain 200mg ...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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Is 4 motrin a day too much?

Is 4 motrin a day too much?

No: Not if the Motrin is 200mg./tab. Never take more than 3000mg.(15 tabs) per day. ...Read more

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Any problem with 2400 mg motrin/ day?

Any problem with 2400 mg motrin/ day?

Motrin: The dose depends on the age & the condition it is used to treat. For example, for an adult with arthritis, the dose is 400-800 mg. Every 6 to 8 hours. Lower dose is advised for patients with kidney or liver problems. ...Read more

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How many 800 mg motrin can I safely take a day?

How many 800 mg motrin can I safely take a day?

Motrin 800: No more than 3x per day, always with food in your stomach to protect the stomach lining.... ...Read more

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Getting fevers at night. They go up to around 102 then I take Motrin to reduce it and it does. Find during day. What is this ?

Getting fevers at night. They go up to around 102 then I take Motrin to reduce it and it does. Find during day. What is this ?

Fever: Do you have any other symptoms such as sore throat,cough,rash,diarrhea,urinary symptoms? If not and nocturnal fevers continue for over a week, it's time to see your physician for a complete examination and various testing which include blood and urine cultures,possible chest xray,etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe if i take Motrin pills for calcaneal spur​ !!!! & how many times should i take it in day?

Is it safe if i take Motrin pills for calcaneal spur​ !!!! & how many times should i take it in day?

Yes but...: You'd be better served rolling a frozen water bottle on your heel, stretching your Achilles' tendon, and wearing shoes with good arch support. Take the Motrin if those don't help as directed on the bottle. A 5-day course is what I would do but be careful as that med can irritate your stomach and raise your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Im having intense rib pain from coughing. went to ER and was rx 600mg motrin 4x a day but im still in pain while taking twice that.what should i do?

Im having intense rib pain from coughing. went to ER and was rx 600mg motrin 4x a day but im still in pain while taking twice that.what should i do?

Mgt/workup: If you have not had an injury to your ribs and the pain is only related to musculo-skeletal pain, then it should resolve in two to three weeks, as the cough subsides.
If you have been coughing for more than 3 weeks, further evaluation for pneumonia, asthma, reflux/aspiration and a sinus infection should be completed. A virtual appointment can be made to follow up. ...Read more

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8 yr old developed 103 fever 4days ago. Went down to 101 same day with motrin. Has had an off/on temp under 100 ever since. No other symptoms. Advice?

8 yr old developed 103 fever 4days ago. Went down to 101 same day with motrin. Has had an off/on temp under 100 ever since. No other symptoms. Advice?

Children & Fever: I am probably going to sound shocked, but your child has had a fever for nearly a week and you have not taken them to their pediatrician? Without delay please get them to their doctor! ...Read more

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Any reason or explanation for abnormally bad menstrual cramps. 800 mg of motrin not helping at all. Day 2?

Any reason or explanation for abnormally bad menstrual cramps. 800 mg of motrin not helping at all.  Day 2?

Multiple reasons: Painful menstrual cramping can be a sign of many different things like infection, an anatomic problems like fibroids, or possibly endometriosis. It could just be a normal but accentuated response of uterine wall muscle to the inflammatory chemicals of menses. See your gynecologist to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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Pireod. My wife is bleeding she got blood clots coming out bad she whose in ER they send her home told her to take motrin this going on like for day ?

Pireod. My wife is bleeding she got blood clots coming out bad she whose in ER they send her home told her to take motrin this going on like for day 
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Pain: Some women do have pain during their period and Motrin is used to alleviate the pain, sometimes females with fibroma will have heavy bleeding during their menses, your wife should see her gynecologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Evla done on leg and was given 800 mg Motrin to take 3x day for 3 weeks till my other procedures are also done. can I drink alcohol with Motrin?

Yes: Yes, it should not produce an unpleasant side effect if that's what you're worried about. And unlike Tylenol, (acetaminophen) it's not as hard on your liver, as is alcohol, so it's not as big a concern. ...Read more

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I have a dry socket. Been taking about 2400mg-motrin and 1200mg-tylenol each day. Been doing this 1 1/2 months(b4 tooth pulled). Safe? Alternatives?

I have a dry socket. Been taking about 2400mg-motrin and 1200mg-tylenol each day. Been doing this 1 1/2 months(b4 tooth pulled).  Safe? Alternatives?

Not normal: This is not a normal post-operative complication because a dry socket should go away before two weeks. Way too much of the Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) which cautions potential liver damage. Area should be re-evaluated with an x-ray to see if there is still a bone or tooth fragment left causing the continuing infection. Something is still wrong. ...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

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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4 yr old/2 day of cefdinir, despite the fact that I gave her motrin 3 hrs ago she's still complaining of pain. Can she take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and alternate?

4 yr old/2 day of cefdinir, despite the fact that I gave her motrin 3 hrs ago she's still complaining of  pain. Can she take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and alternate?

Healing takes time: With certain illnesses, such as ear infections and strep throat, painful discomfort can last awhile. You did not mention what she was on cefdinir for, so I am guessing about the illness. If it was pneumonia, there could be some pleurisy, or pain in the lining for the lungs. Changing to Tylenol (acetaminophen) won't make a difference. Try applying warmth to the area of the pain. ...Read more

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I take motrin 600mg 3-times a day for pain in swollen R- knee clear salvar liquid fill my mouth 3 hrs later what can cause this ?

I take motrin 600mg  3-times a day for pain in swollen R- knee  clear salvar liquid  fill my mouth 3 hrs later what can cause this  ?

Unusual but: if Motrin is related to this phenomenon, you will have to decide whether this is worth it. I wonder if you have similar reactions with other NSAIDs or not. It's worth trying. ...Read more

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My 18 mo daughter had a 102 fever all day. After two doses of Motrin It just "broke". Her temp is 97 now and she's sweating.Will it come back?

My 18 mo daughter had a 102 fever all day. After two doses of Motrin It just "broke". Her temp is 97 now and she's sweating.Will it come back?

Likely: Most fever producing illnesses in kids are viral.Their fever pattern is often one that comes and goes in cycles up/down for a minimum of a few days. It will do so if you give fever meds or not.The most I expect from tylenol or motrin is to reduce fever by 1 degree from what it would otherwise be. ...Read more

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19, been sick for 3 days, low grade fever every day, stuffy nose, almost uncontrollable cough, taking Motrin, why won't my fever go away tho?

19, been sick for 3 days, low grade fever every day, stuffy nose, almost uncontrollable cough, taking Motrin, why won't my fever go away tho?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can check to see if there is a bad cold (viral infection), a strep throat (bacterial, needs antibiotics), a sinus infection, allergies in the nose and sinuses, infection or wheezing in the lungs (might need asthma treatment or antibiotics), etc... Usually, fever more than 3 days can mean influenza, or can be another bacterial or viral infection. ...Read more

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Bad right wrist pain lately. Shoulder pain also (right side) ben gay all day today with motrin.. Helped somewhat could it be from running 5 day's wk?

Bad right wrist pain lately. Shoulder pain also (right side)  ben gay all day today with motrin.. Helped somewhat could it be from running 5 day's wk?

No: Running should not effect your upper extremity joints, especially wrist unless you have injured them if symptoms persist suggest seeing orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a golf ball size lump in lower jaw the day before oral surgery. How many days til i start to worry? Using heat & motrin

I have a golf ball size lump in lower jaw the day before oral surgery.  How many days til i start to worry?  Using heat & motrin

Oh no!: Start to worry now! and do not use heat! call your dentist immediately and if it's after hours there is usually a 24/7 emergency number. If you can't get in touch with the dentist, go to a 24/7 emergency medical facility or the emergency room of a local hospital. You need to be on the proper dose of an appropriate antibiotic and may need drainage of an acute infection. ...Read more

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I have 6 yr asthmatic with a 101.6 fever.Not himself. He's been like this for most of the day.Pediatrician saw him today.said Motrin and albuterol.

I have 6 yr asthmatic with a 101.6 fever.Not himself. He's been like this for most of the day.Pediatrician saw him today.said Motrin and albuterol.

Sounds OK: There are many viral syndromes that circulate this time of the year that can trigger an asthmatic child. Giving the motrin will keep the fever down to a reasonable level making him more comfortable and the albuterol will keep his asthmatic lungs dilated. Unless your ped saw ear or throat infection or heard sounds in the lung suggestive of bronchitis or pneumonia, this treatment sounds fine. ...Read more

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I take Lexapro (escitalopram) daily. Ive been taking zepac & 6-8 Motrin a day 4 a week now 4 an ear infection 2. Shud I b worried abt te effect of Motrin & Lexapro (escitalopram)?

I take Lexapro (escitalopram) daily. Ive been taking zepac & 6-8 Motrin a day 4 a week now 4 an ear infection 2. Shud I b worried abt te effect of Motrin & Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Medication effects: Thank you for informing about Depression, Overweight, Lexapro (escitalopram), (escitalopram) and Gabapentin.
Using Lexapro (escitalopram) with Motrin may increase the risk of bleeding.
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