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Motrin Junior Strength Medication
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
Yes: You will need to adjust the dosage but it is fine for an adult to take. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Had Lumbar Fusion 3 weeks ago medication is not working, called to see if doc would change Med, he won't, won't let me take Motrin what do I do?
Lumbar fusion.: Ask what does Dr. Suggest. Give it a try and then if it does not work ask what is next. Repeat. ...Read more
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
Good painkillers for a broken forearm (no surgery)? Prescription strength needed, or just motrin or something like that?
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
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
No: These medications would be included in a drug test. ...Read more
Is the drug Lodine (etodolac) safe 4 arthritis and sciatic. I've read the side effects and it didn't sound good. Or will Motrin work just as well?
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
Ok in general: Ok but monitor patients for renal function. ...Read more