Motrin: Dosage, Side effects, Manufacturer

Motrin: what you need to know about medicine

Primary dysmenorrhea and arthritis with fever may be treated by NSAID called Motrin. This medication helps to relive pane and even can help to overcome injury that is not serious.

Motrin medicine

Motrin medicine

Brand(s): Motrin, Ibuprofen, Advil, Addaprin, Q-Profen, A-G Profen, Midol, Bufen, I-Prin, Genpril, Midol, Haltran, Ibuprohm, Nuprin, Actiprofen.

Manufacturer: Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, Wyeth Pharma, Whitehall-Robins.

Clinico-pharmacological group: NSAID.

Composition, structure and packing: a round white pill with imprinted “MOTRIN”.

Basic ingredient: Ibuprofen.

Other ingredients: A pill contains microcrystalline cellulose with carnauba wax. It also includes croscarmellose sodium, lactose and magnesium stearate. A pill also has hypromellose, propylene glycol. In addition, there are titanium dioxide and colloidal silicon dioxide in the composition of the drug.


To treat rheumatoid arthritis, flare-ups of maladies (chronic) and osteoarthritis patients use 1,2 – 3,2 g per day. The dose is divided to 600 mg and used twice or four times during a day. To relieve pain that is not very severe or to treat dysmenorrheal a patient might use a pill (400 mg). The interval between getting the tablets is from four to six hours.


It is not allowed to take more than 3,2 g of the drug. People who have nausea, changed stools (black/ bloody), pain in stomach, faints, might have overdose. Other possible symptoms of overdose may occur: a patient may vomit, cough with blood, feel drowsy, have problems with breathing (shallow) and coma.

Side effects

This medicine might influence different organs and organism systems.

Stomach, intestine: abdominal pain, diarrhea, sour/acid stomach, bowel problems, stomach and intestine have too much air/ gas in them, bloating, indigestion, discomfort, belching. Less common effects are abdominal cramps, soreness of stomach. Rare maladies are blood in stools, black/ tarry/ clay-colored stools, constipation.

Urogenital system: cloudy urine, lessened amount of urine, problems with controlling urination. Rare disorders are blood in urine, dark color of it, increased frequency of urination,

Skin: itching, paleness, rash accompanied by lesions. Rare problems are blistering/ peeling/ loosening of it.

Heart: palpitations, heartburn, high blood pressure.

Respiratory system: problems with breathing (noisy/ rattling/ troubled one with exertion, shortness of it).

Alterations in mood and nervous system: dream abnormalities, emotional liability, agitation, insomnia, confusion, meningitis, pseudo-tumor cerebra. Moreover, it was registered some patients experiencing somnolence, depression, paresthesia, hallucinations.

A patient who undergoes the Motrin therapy may also feel unusually tired and weak, vomit, gain weight, have nausea, swelled different body parts, discomfort (sometimes pain) in chest/ throat. Rarely people might suffer coma, tinnitus, symptoms of catching a cold, experience pain in legs or back. Sometimes gums might start to bleed.

Rare effects are dry mouth, cystitis, rhinitis, azotemia, gingival ulcer, polyuria, hematuria. A patient might experience other symptoms as well.

Indications for use

this drug is prescribed to cure patients who have rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and initial cases of dysmenorrhea.


If you smoke tobacco, drink alcohol, problems with heart, stomach, liver and kidney, you are allergic individual to NSAIDs (salicylates). Pregnant women and people, who suffered stroke (acute thromboembolic), mast cells, problems with blood clotting, cannot use Motrin.

Where to buy?

The place where the medicine can be bought is a traditional drug store. You can order the medicine online and get discounts.