Motrin is an NSAID used for the relief of the symptoms of mild to severe rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in adults. In children it is given to reduce mild pain and fever.
However, your doctor may also prescribe Motrin for other conditions if found appropriate.
How to use Motrin
The ideal way to use Motrin is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
Motrin should be taken with a meal to avoid stomach problems.
Preferably, Motrin should be taken at the same time each day to help maintain a regular routine for taking it.
You must not stop taking Motrin without consulting your doctor even if you attain relief after a short while post starting treatment.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Motrin to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Since Motrin is a sexual enhancement drug, it is taken only when required. So a missed dose is highly unlikely.
Store Motrin between 59 to 77 degrees F (15 and 25 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing Motrin in the bathroom.
A Motrin overdose may have certain adverse symptoms like breathing difficulties, coma, drowsiness, headache, kidney failure, low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting which may require immediate medical attention. So please contact your doctor immediately if you suspect that the patient has overdosed on Motrin.
Consult your doctor before using Motrin if you have conditions like kidney or liver disease or any allergic reaction or infection, if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Motrin if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure), or if you have the syndrome of nasal polyps, angioedema and bronchospastic reactivity to aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents.
It can lead to gastrointestinal toxicity such as bleeding, ulceration, and perforation without any warning.
If you are pregnant or have plans for a pregnancy, then consult your doctor before using Motrin as Motrin may harm your fetus.
If you are breast feeding then please maintain caution as it is unknown whether Motrin is passed into the breast milk. So please consult your doctor prior to using it.