Top
40
Doctor insights on: Motrin Or Ibuprofen Okay To Take With Steroid And Narcotic

Share

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


2

2
My dr thinks the burning sensation in my spine is from taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). Has prescribed low dose of steroids, 600mg of motrin, anything else I can do?

My dr thinks the burning sensation in my spine is from taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). Has prescribed low dose of steroids, 600mg of motrin, anything else I can do?

If there is an: Inflammatory issue related to your current symptoms, then either of those 2 medications may help as long as you take them with food and probably not together to minimize any risk of gastrointestinal side effects. That is an unusual symptom but I assume your physician thoroughly evaluate you and is familiar with your medical history. ...Read more

4

4
Sore throat, lethargy, x3 days. Ok to breathe/swallow, neg strep & xray, fast pulse. ER gave steroids & motrin for visible epiglottis. Should I worry?

Sore throat, lethargy, x3 days. Ok to breathe/swallow, neg strep & xray, fast pulse. ER gave steroids & motrin for visible epiglottis. Should I worry?

Sore throat: I'm not sure how they saw your epiglottis in the ER, but if they think you have epiglottitis, you should have been hospitalized. Do you have fever? you are likely dehydrating which may cause the fast pulse. Strep is only one test. Were you tested for infectious mono? if there is suspicion of epiglottitis (low prob given no dyspnea or dysphagia) I would suggest coverage for HIB. See your PCP. ...Read more

10

10
What can I take for a headache when I can't take any over-the-counter motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?

Diagnose it!: The best way to treat your headache is to first get an accurate diagnosis which is beyond the scope of this answer. ...Read more

11

11
What to do if I have headaches like, everyday. Is it bad if I take children's motrin (ibuprofen) (the liquid kind) everyday?

See Your Provider!: It is not normal to have headaches every day. You need a work up. See your provider asap. Children's Motrin (ibuprofen) is probably not the right dose for you. At 47, you could take up to 800mg. 3 x per day. Call your provider today! ...Read more

12

12
What is better to take motrin 800 or a couple of low dose ibuprofen? I have severe pain but im not sure which med. Is worse for you.

What is better to take motrin 800 or a couple of low dose ibuprofen? I have severe pain but im not sure which med. Is worse for you.

Same medication: Ibuprofen is the same thing as Motrin. There is less stomach irritation from one 800 mg Motrin as opposed to 4 200 mg. Ibuprofen, because the total surface area (in contact with stomach) is less with one pill than with 4 pills. Take one 800 mg with food. Don't take if not prescribed or if you have any abdominal pain nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. If no better, see doc today. ...Read more

14

14
Please help, how much ibuprofen/motrin can you take?

Depends.: If you are a healthy adult, with no kidney issues, you can take 800mg every 8 hours. ...Read more

15

15
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

18

18
Sore throat and ears, took NyQuil at 5. Is it okay to take again and should I take NyQuil again or take a Motrin/ibuprofen to ease the pain?

Sore throat and ears, took NyQuil at 5. Is it okay to take again and should I take NyQuil again or take a Motrin/ibuprofen to ease the pain?

OK for both: Motrin will help inflammation and pain -sore throat. NyQuil will help congestion.
Try Steam inhalation, Gargle with Salt and warm water and drink small amount of Ginger Tea.
IF your Asthma gets worse or you have productive Yellow green sputum, you may need Antibiotic, ...Read more

19

19
Are Advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin and Aleeve basically the same, just different brand names? And how can I avoid getting a sore stomach from them? I take with food.

Are Advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin and Aleeve basically the same, just different brand names? And how can I avoid getting a sore stomach from them? I take with food.

Avoid prolonged use: These products belong to a class called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: (NSAID). They should not be taken for prolonged periods or frequently. They can cause bleeding in the stomach and ulcers. If you are getting a sore stomach-you should really avoid these medications and seek medical advise. There are several other complication of prolonged use as well. ...Read more

20

20
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

21

21
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

22

22
16 weeks pregnant and currently running a fever and have chills. Is it save to take Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin?

16 weeks pregnant and currently running a fever and have chills. Is it save to take Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): You can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) but not the others. More important you need to see your Obgyn to see what is causing the fever ...Read more

24

24
I gave a 3 yr old 7ml of motrin at 10pm and he's asleep but extremely hot so I was thinking to give him advil (ibuprofen) instead. Is this okay to do now?

I gave a 3 yr old 7ml of motrin at 10pm and he's asleep but extremely hot so I was thinking to give him advil (ibuprofen) instead. Is this okay to do now?

Same: Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin are the same drug.
Just different names.

If your child has a high fever, they should be examined to insure that there is not a treatable bacterial infection present. ...Read more

25

25
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

26

26
Is it safe to give my 2 year old children's motrin (ibuprofen) if I have already given him children's reactine 24hr?

Is it safe to give my 2 year old children's motrin (ibuprofen) if I have already given him children's reactine 24hr?

Yes: Safe, they don't interact, don't exceed recommended dosage for either, wish you both wellness ...Read more

27

27
How many consecutive days can I give my 16 month old son Children's Motrin (ibuprofen) (for teething) without causing harm? (His molars are coming in.)

How many consecutive days can I give my 16 month old son Children's Motrin (ibuprofen) (for teething) without causing harm? (His molars are coming in.)

Motrin and teething: Motrin if given in appropriate doses for weight and time intervals, every 6 to 8 hrs, is a safe medicine for toddlers and teething. However in there is a history of stomach disorders, kidney problems or bleeding issues it would be best to consult a pediatrician first. Certainly teething and with molars can be a rough go of it, no doubt. I wouldn't recommend using frequently or longer than 5-7d. ...Read more

29

29
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

31

31
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

33

33
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

35

35
I am having episodes of facial pain and not sure if sinus. Should I try motrin and Advil (ibuprofen) first?

I am having episodes of facial pain and not sure if sinus. Should I try motrin and Advil (ibuprofen) first?

See your PCP first: Your primary care provider can help you determine diagnosis, treatment or when it’s best to see a specialist and which specialist to see. Your PCP will review your request and, if needed, refer you directly to a specialist or labs without an office visit. Take care. ...Read more

36

36
I just got braces and the pain is very intense and Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin aren't doing the trick. What should I do?

I just got braces and the pain is very intense and Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin aren't doing the trick. What should I do?

BraceYourselfForThis: Call your dentist and ask for something stronger to get you through the next 2 or 3 days, with a little extra just in case. Sometimes they've been tightened too much and have to be loosened a little, but not often. If they give you a problem on the phone, go to the office and insist you need help. Cry if you have to. Just don't be aggressive or pushy, just insistent. I'm sure they'll oblige you. ...Read more

38

38
Hi I have fever with severe caugh and cold. My fever is like 101. I am taking Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin. Is that ok? Which medicine I can for my caugh?

Hi I have fever with severe caugh and cold. My fever is like 101. I am taking Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin. Is that ok? Which medicine I can for my caugh?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): Guaifenesin is the main ingredient in it for cough. However the bigger issue is that if you have a fever and the cough is getting worse or if you feel short of breath is to get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

39

39
What is the treatment for children's motrin (ibuprofen) overdose?

What is the treatment for children's motrin (ibuprofen) overdose?

Activated charcoal: If presenting to the er within 1-2 hours of ingestion, activated charcoal can be administered to reduce absorption. Otherwise, physicians treat the symptoms of advil (ibuprofen) overdose, mainly maintaining cardiac, respiratory, and renal functioning such as IV fluids. ...Read more

40

40
Can stevens-johnson syndrome be a side effect of ibuprophen or Advil (ibuprofen) / motrin?

Can stevens-johnson syndrome be a side effect of ibuprophen or Advil (ibuprofen) / motrin?

Yes: There are reports of childrens Motrin being assocociated with steven johnson syndrome. See http://www. Skinassn. Org/ for more information. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


Dr. Foead Geula
2,292 Doctors shared insights

Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more