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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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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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