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3200 mg: 800 mg 4x/day; no more frequent then every 6 hrs. Is the maximum dose. Those with kidney or liver disease should not use these agents, as a class referred to as nsaid's, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. ...Read more
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
Can my sons doctor prescribe something for pain for my two year old that has extreme strep, tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin just are not even cutting it anymore : (?
Call your doctor: First, be sure you are giving the right dosage of the medications for your child's weight. Acetaminophen with Codeine is one option if otc cold medication is not helping. However if symptoms are worsening despite antibiotics or he is not able to swallow, you may need to have him seen again to be sure nothing more serious is going on that would warrant a different treatment regimen. ...Read more
None: Otc Motrin (ibuprofen) and prescribed Motrin have the same molecule and action. Prescription medication can be in a higher dose per pill but you can take more otc meds to equal that. Always be mindful of the ability of these drugs to cause excess stomach acidity and ulcers especially in the elderly. You may need an acidic blocker for your stomach. ...Read more
Yes: This should not be a problem with drug interference. ...Read more
I have a clogged swimmers ear how do I get rid of it I used two drops and one is a pain reliever and one is an antiobotic I used motrin and Advil (ibuprofen)
Baby motrin or baby tylenol (acetaminophen)? From a doctors standpoint, is one more effective than the other and does one have a higher risk? 6mo teething baby.
Both are good: Tylenol (acetaminophen) has fewer reported complications so may be a bit 'safer' but Motrin is going to be more effective in reducing a fever. For a non-fever minor pain situation like teething, i'd use tylenol (acetaminophen) first but if that doesn't help Motrin would be most likely fine assuming you are carefully observing dosing recommendations. ...Read more
Do Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin work as bursitis treatment, or would one usually have to get prescription meds from his doctor?
They may: If you take twice the over the counter dose they may work- that is almost the same as the prescription dose. Ice helps as well. ...Read more
How fast is celebrex (celecoxib) works? For acute pain, is it better to take celebrex (celecoxib) vs. Advil vs. Motrin?
If I successfully undergo aspirin desensitization, can I then also take all nsaids safely? Such as motrin?
My baby is 5 months and 3 weeks old and just started teething. My parents said don't use motrin because its dangerous. Is this true?
Don't self medicate: As stated before taking anything have yourself evaluated by a physician. Don't take a short cut. ...Read more
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Both help with pain: But Motrin is an antiinflamatory as well. This blocks prostaglandins wich causes inflamation and pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a simple pain reliever and not an antiiinflamatory agent. Motrin can cause ulcers, kidney failure, and possibly cardivascular enents such as heart attacks. ...Read more
Having symptoms of gastritis over last 2.5 weeks &have linked it to taking motrin. I've stopped & changed my diet. How long til it goes away?
A lot faster with Rx: Unless there are other inciting risks to inflammation in your stomach (like h.Pylori, tobacco, too liberal alcohol, Aspirin or other nsaid's, etc.) your gastropathy will likely heal within a few days. Of course, you can speed up the healing process by starting an acid blocker drug like Prilosec otc daily. ...Read more
The 10mg per kg recommendation is for children 4-11years old.
Those chidren 12 years and older are included in the adult recommendations of 200-400mg every 4-6 hours. This range is maximum, not where you should start.
I would start at 200 or 300 mg two to three times per day. ...Read more
I have numb finger tips from playing guitar hero. How long till it wears off? Will motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) help?
A day or so: Prolonged pressure on the tips of your fingers can result in temporary numbness. It may last a few hours to a few days. You can help hasten recovery by massaging and rubbing your finger tips. Consider taking breaks between sets in the future... ...Read more
Worse stomach probs: Ibuprofen is in a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or nsaids. These work by inhibiting a class of compounds called prostaglandins, which are pro-inflammatory and are involved with producing pain after injury. However, prostaglandins also protect the stomach lining, and increase chances of gastritis and potentially peptic ulcer. Alcohol makes all this worse - bad combo! ...Read more
I take nadolol Klonopin (clonazepam) and I took Motrin yesterday my pcp prescribed me clarithromyxin today, are there any bad interactions with these 4?
Drug interaction.: If you use nadolol for the treatment of high blood pressure, talk to your doctor before using it together with motrin. Combining these medications may reduce the effects of nadolol in lowering your blood pressure, especially if you use ibuprofen frequently or regularly (for example, to treat arthritis or chronic pain). You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor. ...Read more
Why does it take so much? I have to take1200 mgs of motrin for general pain to just take edge off, no previous tolarence, same with all meds?
Pain meds: Not sure what type of pain you're treating. Some conditions require more med for relief than others. People have different pain tolerance. If u find u need higher doses of motrin, check with fp for rx dose version of a stronger pain reliever. Drug levels can also be affected by other meds/supplements u take. Suggest discussing with fp to find optimal med & dose for optimal relief. ...Read more
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