Motrin review

Motrin is a pain reliever and fever reducer that is commonly prescribed or purchased over the counter as ibuprofen. Prescription Motrin is typically a higher strength than is available over the counter. Motrin is part of the family of medications known as NSAIDs. It is commonly used to relieve the pain or fever associated with headaches, toothaches, muscles aches, bone pain, joint pain, menstrual cramps, and other various conditions which cause pain or fever.

Motrin is not appropriate for everyone. A thorough medical history should be assessed prior to prescribing or recommending Motrin. Patients with a medical history which includes recent heart surgery or upcoming heart surgery, recent surgery of any type, upcoming surgery of any type, gastrointestinal problems, smoking, stroke, blood clot, heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, asthma, nasal polyps, liver disease, kidney disease, systemic lupus, or bleeding or blood disorder may not be able to take Motrin or may require careful monitoring while undergoing drug therapy with this medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition.

The American Food and Drug Administration rated this medication as a pregnancy risk category B. This medication is not expected to cause harm to an unborn baby in the first two trimesters but has been proven to cause birth defects in babies when taken in the third trimester. It has yet to be proven whether or not Motrin passes through the mother’s breast milk and affects a nursing baby. The prescribing physician should avoid prescribing this medication to women who are pregnant or nursing.

There is a risk of side effects associated with Motrin, some of which are severe. A patient experiencing a serious side effect or an allergic reaction should seek immediate emergency medical attention. An allergic reaction will present with symptoms such as facial swelling, including swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat, hives, and difficulty breathing. Other serious side effects which require emergency medical attention include decrease urination, lack or urination, the onset of fevers, chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, vision problems, loss of balance, black, bloody, or tarry stools, coughing up blood, vomit which resembles coffee grounds, swelling, rapid weight gain, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools, jaundice, sore throat with headache and a blistering or peeling rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, headache with neck stiffness, chills, increased sensitivity to light, purple spots on the skin, and seizures. Life threatening heart or circulation problems as well as life threatening gastrointestinal problems can result without any warning from taking Motrin. Patients should be urged to take their side effects seriously.

Other less serious side effects typically do not require emergency medical attention but should be reported to the prescribing physician. Patients should be encouraged to report all side effects. Less serious side effects include upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, skin rash, itching, blurry vision, or ringing in the ears. Less serious side effects can often be reduced to a reasonable degree by reducing the dosage of Motrin.

Motrin should be taken exactly as prescribed or directed. The patient should never take a double dose to attempt to receive more pain relief or faster relief. This may result in an overdose. If an overdose is suspected, the patient should seek immediate emergency medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, drowsiness, black or bloody stools, coughing up blood, shallow breathing, fainting, coma, or death.

There is a risk of drug interactions associated with Motrin. Patients should be urged to inquire with the prescribing physician before taking new medications, including over the counter medications and herbal remedies. Medications with a known interaction risk include aspirin, ACE inhibitors, lithium, diuretics, steroids, other pain relievers and fever reducers and blood thinners.

Motrin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of motrin

• Molecular formula of motrin is C13H18O2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[4-(2-methylpropyl)phenyl]propanoic acid
• Molecular weight is 206.281 g/mol
Motrin available : 100mg/5ml suspension, 400mg tablets, 600mg tablets, 800mg tablets

Generic name: Ibuprofen

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