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Doctor insights on: Motrin Junior Strength Medication

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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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Could an adult take junior strength motrin?

Could an adult take junior strength motrin?

Yes: The kid tabs vary in strength from 50-100mg (junior usually 100) depending on the manufacturer. Adult dosage runs 200 to 400mg while maximum adult dosage is 600mg up to 4 times a day. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a headache, and I only have junior strength motrin to take. The expiration date says: jn11.?

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

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Can motrin junior strength be a type of blood thinner?

Can motrin junior strength be a type of blood thinner?

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

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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?

Medication: They are the same thing. I do not understand the question. In both cases the medication is the same and the dose is the same 800 mg. ...Read more

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What happens if you take pain medication (motrin) after the expiration date?

What happens if you take pain medication (motrin) after the expiration date?

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

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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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Flu and motrin, does the flu lose it's strength when taking motrin?

Flu and motrin, does the flu lose it's strength when taking motrin?

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 more

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What pain medications are available for a person that is allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

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

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19, virgin, small cysts in ovaries, hurts a lot at times, prescribed prescription strength Motrin, dance class tomorrow, will movement help me or no?

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

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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

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 more

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Was acetaminophen one of the drugs recalled like motrin?

Was acetaminophen one of the drugs recalled like motrin?

Clarification: Motrin has never been recalled. It is implicated (as are all nsaids) in mildly increased risk of heart attack. Acetaminophen was recalled (under the brand name tylenol) when perpetrators tampered with bottles in pharmacies in the 1980s by contaminating them with cyanide. Acetaminophen does not belong to the NSAID class like motrin. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen a stomach against the effects of anti-inflammatory drugs like motrin?

How can I strengthen a stomach against the effects of anti-inflammatory drugs like motrin?

Not really-BUT: You can lessen the GI risk by taking after food and/or using Tums (calcium carbonate) or other otc acid blockers like ranitidine or omeprazole. ...Read more

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I take Atavain and Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) tramadol Motrin and an anti depressant Dailey and it did not show up on my drug test for my dr. Now she won't refill any of my prescriptions?

I take Atavain and Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) tramadol Motrin and an anti depressant Dailey and it did not show up on my drug test for my dr. Now she won't refill any of my prescriptions?

Interesting: If it didn't show up on your drug test, then that means you aren't taking them. If you aren't taking them, then to her that means you aren't using them and may be selling. Hope this helps you understand why. ...Read more

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How much food with motrin? Thx

A normal meal.: A normal meal, not a minimal snack. People taking Motrin on a regular basis should also be on a proton pump inhibitor (prilosec, prevacid, (lansoprazole) etc) to help prevent ulcers or GI bleeds. ...Read more

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What are the short term effects of taking 20 motrin?

What are the short term effects of taking 20 motrin?

Overdose: Initially it can cause gastrointestinal distress. Short term can interact with other medications or cause bleeding. Long term can affect the kidneys. Maximum single dose of Motrin is 800mg. ...Read more

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What are the ways that 800 mg motrin work on the body?

What are the ways that 800 mg motrin work on the body?

See details: It works in adequate doses as both a pain reliever and an anti-inflammatory agent. Its mechanism of action relates to prostaglandin inhibition. This in turn will reduce inflammation. ...Read more