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What might be the symptoms of withdrawal from motrin/tylenol if there is withdrawal from these meds?

What might be the symptoms of withdrawal from motrin/tylenol if there is withdrawal from these meds?

None: I've never heard of a patient experiencing withdrawals from either of those medications. The only thing I can think of might be a recurrence of pain if you have been taking either of them for awhile. ...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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I'm taking Norco 5/325 for my wisdom teeth. Surgeon said to alternate with Motrin. Will I have any withdrawal symptoms?

I'm taking Norco 5/325 for my wisdom teeth. Surgeon said to alternate with Motrin. Will I have any withdrawal symptoms?

History matters: I'm glad you are aware of dependency from use of narcotic drugs. Using narcotic pain medications like Norco, especially after oral surgery, is a common practice in dentistry. Alternating with Motrin helps reduce the total amount of Norco use. If you are using the dose according to your surgeon's advice, withdrawal is highly unlikely. It is more common after a long-term, or repeated use. ...Read more

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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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Does motrin make a pain patch?

Does motrin make a pain patch?

Sort of: There are different NSAID pain patches that work similar to motrin. Ask your provider and they can provide you with the patches. ...Read more

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Can motrin and dhea be combined?

Can motrin and dhea be combined?

Yes....: Although technically there is no direct contraindication to these being taken together, dhea is a controversial medication. Dhea is indicated only in extremely rare circumstances - such s premature ovarian failure coupled with adrenal insufficiency (both rare conditions...Combination is even more rare). ...Read more

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I have bursitis. Does motrin help?

I have bursitis. Does motrin help?

Yes: .. . But remember that Motrin may cause bleeding in the stomach, may raise your blood pressure, and may also be dangerous for people with kidney problems - so don't take high doses for a long time. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of motrin?

What are the side effects of motrin?

Bleeding: Motrin is an NSAID so it can cause bleeding as well as GI problems. ...Read more

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Safe to take motrin pm after nyquil?

Safe to take motrin pm after nyquil?

No not a good idea: No it is not a good idea as both are used as sleep aid and can cause too much sedation. Both contain sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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Can I take motrin 800 after drinking?

Not safe: Taking any medication after heavy drinking is never recommended and could cause severe complication. Motrin is not exempt from this rule. Currently, one drink/day for women, two/day for men is generally acceptable. Anything beyond that represents a potential risk for your health. ...Read more

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What are the tests for motrin overdose?

What are the tests for motrin overdose?

No Specific Tests: Although it would be possible to measure the level of drug in your blood, the main concerns would be the effect on the kidneys, liver, and platelets. You must be monitored for GI bleeding and signs of an impending vascular event such a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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Would childrens motrin help my headache?

Would childrens motrin help my headache?

Yes: It may help if you take enough to make adult dose i.E 600 mgm or 800 mgm. ...Read more

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How do motrin or alleve work to alleviate pain?

How do motrin or alleve work to alleviate pain?

Motrin, Aleve (naproxen): Motrin and Aleve (naproxen) work the same as aspirin. They treat inflammation that causes pain. Be careful of its chronicor higher than normal dosage use as they have blood, stomach and kidney toxic
effects. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of taking motrin?

What are the negative effects of taking motrin?

Many: First, some people may be allergic to Ibuprofen in which case it would contraindicated. Severe skin reactions can and should be followed up by your doctor. Because it weakly inhibits platelets, it can cause symptoms of abdominal pain and GI bleeding; as it is metabolized mostly through the kidney, it can cause symptoms of impaired kidney function. It can also cause symptoms of bruising. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acetomenophine & motrin?

What is the difference between acetomenophine & motrin?

Different: Acetaminophen or tylenol (acetaminophen) or paracetamol in parts of the world is pain killer and debt reducer like motrin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is metabolize by liver and Motrin by kidney. Also Motrin has an anti inflam property to help reduce swelling. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take motrin 800 with theraflu?

Not at the same time: I will recommend taking theraflu alone as directed and only take Motrin if symptoms does not improve, at that time you should also consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Motrin overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Motrin overdose?

Motrin overdose: Motrin (Ibuprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drug. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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How often can an adult take 800mg of motrin with a 104 degree temp?

How often can an adult take 800mg of motrin with a 104 degree temp?

High Fever: Ibuprofen can be taken 800mg every eight hours. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can usually but alternated in as well to help control fever....But if it is not controlled or if you haven't see a doctor I would recommend getting attention asap. ...Read more

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Is it possible that amitriptylin and motrin 800 be taken together?

Is it possible that amitriptylin and motrin 800 be taken together?

Overall okay: It is okay in general, but if you use Amitriptyline for either seizure or migraine, Motrin will trigger. ...Read more

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Can I take motrin, airborne and benzanatate together? I have a cold.

Yes: There. Are no interactions between these medications and supplements. Don't take more than recommended doses. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 2 midol complete and 1 motrin pm at the same time?

Is it okay to take 2 midol complete and 1 motrin pm at the same time?

Yes: Midol complete contains tylenol (acetaminophen) thus you may add Ibuprofen. HOWEVER your MIDOL containes CAFFIENE which will keep you AWAKE while the MOTRIN PM contains an antihistamine t put you ASLEEP....NOT A GREAT IDEA!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What to do if I drank half a bottle of childrens motrin, will I be ok?

What to do if I drank half a bottle of childrens motrin, will I be ok?

Why?: Why did you drink the motrin? You should see a doctor to discuss that question. If you drank 2 oz of motrin, that would only cause some stomach pain. If more than that, then call poison control for instructions. Get help for the reason why! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how over-the-counter motrin and prescribed motrin differ?

Can you please tell me how over-the-counter motrin and prescribed motrin differ?

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

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I accidentally gave my 4 year old grandson 3 1/2 teaspoons motrin please tell me what to do?

Call M.D. office: The correct dose depends on his weight. If the Motrin has 100 mg per teaspoon, then he may receive up to 10 mg per every 2, 2 lbs that he weighs. In a day, the maximal dose for the whole day is 40 mg per every 2.2 lbs that he weighs.

The dose that you gave is high for his the average four year old. I would recommend not giving the next dose and calling your doctor's office. ...Read more