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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Over The Counter Motrin And Prescribed Motrin

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

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

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Can I take Motrin & an over the counter muscle relaxer?

Can I take Motrin & an over the counter muscle relaxer?

Possibly. : Read the label. If it contains ibuprofen than NO. ( because Motrin is ibuprofen ) if not, you are probably ok. Your pharmacist should be able to help you if you have the boxes ...Read more

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Sprained shoulder and dr. Prescribed 600mg of ibuprofen. Instead of paying for rx, can I just take 3 200mg over-the-counter ibuprofen? Or is it diff?

Should: ...Be the same thing. May also try 1 or 2 otc Naproxen sodium but only twice per day and would recommend both only with some food. ...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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What is the difference between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

What is the difference between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

One is an analgesic: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is in the class of analgesics that will help with the pain and reduce your fever. Motrin is an anti-inflammatory that reduces the inflammation and swelling and will secondarily reduce pain to the area. ...Read more

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What is the difference between motrin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil?

What is the difference between motrin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil?

Motrin=advil: Motrin and advil are brand names of ibuprofen, which is an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. Tylenol is the brand name for acetaminophen, another pain reliever. You can save some money and just go for either Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen and skip the name brands. ...Read more

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What is the difference between relafen (nabumetone) or motrin for pain relief?

What is the difference between relafen (nabumetone) or motrin for pain relief?

Relafin, Motrin: Relafen (nabumetone) and Motrin belong to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). There is no one drug that is effective for everyone when it comes to joint pain so please consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between motrin and its generic version?

Is there any difference between motrin and its generic version?

Motrin: Not really, just the price & the more stable coating on the brand name. ...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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Can you give a 3 month old over-the-counter medicine ibuprofen?

Not until > 6m: The Ibuprofen is broken down & eliminated from the body through the kidney. The infant kidney is considered at risk of injury & decreasing function if given Ibuprofen or other NSAID medicines prior to 6 months of age. Acetaminophen which is disposed of through the liver is preferred under 6m. ...Read more

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Is there on over-the-counter pill I can take that's similar to hydrocodone-ibuprofen?

Is there on over-the-counter pill I can take that's similar to hydrocodone-ibuprofen?

Yes and no: This combination includes a narcotic. You cannot get a narcotic over-the-counter. Better still you maythere red the narcotic. A lot of nsaids are just as efficient as this narcotic combination. It is better to avoid the narcotic. Cardiologist told us use narcotics and not nsaids in older people to prevent NSAID cardiovascular side effects and then the elderly had more narcotic complications -falls. ...Read more

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Are their any over the counter medicines that cause miscarriage. Does taking Ibuprofen during the first few weeks cause miscarriage?

33% of preg misc in : 1st trimester normally. To tease out just what causes them is a process of statistical inference! There is no data implying that ibuprofen causes miscarriage. In general, if you don't feel that you have to take a medicine then don't. Every action you take has its risks and its benefits. We believe that the risks to a pregnancy of taking ibuprofen are minimal and that it is safe to take. ...Read more

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I need a anti inflammatory that doesn't contain aspirin or ibuprofen. Also sold over the counter?

I need a anti inflammatory that doesn't contain aspirin or ibuprofen.  Also sold over the counter?

See details: The only one is Aleve (naproxen) but this is a close relative of ibuprofen. If you cannot take one, you should not take the other. ...Read more

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I have multiple sclerosis and a constant low to midlevel pain due to it. Are there over the counter painkillers other than ibuprofen that may work?

Not aware of any: There is no effective pain killer other than tylenol (acetaminophen) and NSAIDs OTC. Since there are now newer drugs available for MS treatment, you should talk to your neurologist again about your condition. ...Read more

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My father have pain in a leg from the top to the bottom is being days already and all he took was advil (ibuprofen) andwhat medication he can get over the counter?

More info needed: More description of his symptoms is needed but if the Pain is in his buttock and radiates down the leg, sciatica is suspected. This is usually caused by pressure on a nerve root in the back by a bulging or ruptured intervertebral disc. Nonprescription pain relievers consist of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and/nsaids like Advil or Aleve. If pain persists he needs to consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more