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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 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
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
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
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
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
They are the same: No difference.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Usually: You can return it to the store of purchase for a refund. ...Read more
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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