Motrin is used in adults for relief of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. In children it is given to reduce fever and relieve mild to moderate pain.
Take Motrin with food or an antacid to avoid an upset stomach. Take regularly exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Motrin then take it as soon as you remember and space out the remaining doses accordingly. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. But never take 2 doses at the same time.
Store it at room temperature.
Symptoms of a Motrin overdose include breathing difficulties, coma, drowsiness, headache, kidney failure, low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Use with caution if you have kidney or liver disease or any allergic reaction or infection. Do not consume alcohol along with the drug. Do not drive or handle heavy machinery until you know how to react to the drug.
You should not take Motrin if you have previously exhibited hypersensitivity to the drug, or have the syndrome of nasal polyps, angioedema and bronchospastic reactivity to aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents. Serious gastrointestinal toxicity such as bleeding, ulceration, and perforation, can occur at any time, with or without warning symptoms.