Motrin

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Directions

  •     do not take more than directed;
  •     the smallest effective dose should be used;
  •     adults and children 12 years and over: take 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist;
  •        if pain or fever does not respond to 1 tablet, 2 tablets may be used;
  •        do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor;
  •     children 12 years: ask a doctor.

HOW SUPPLIED

Other information

  •     store between 20°-25°C (68°-77°F);
  •     avoid excessive heat 40°C (104°F);
  •     see end flap for expiration date and lot number.

Inactive ingredients

carnauba wax, corn starch, fumed silica gel, hypromellose, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, red iron oxide, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, titanium dioxide.

PATIENT INFORMATION

Allergy alert: Ibuprofen may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin. Symptoms may include:

  •     hives
  •     facial swelling
  •     asthma (wheezing)
  •     shock
  •     skin reddening
  •     rash
  •     blisters

If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

Stomach bleeding warning: This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you:

  •     have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems;
  •     take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug;
  •     are age 60 or older;
  •     take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs [aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others];
  •     have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product;
  •     take more or for a longer time than directed.

Do not use

  •     if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer;
  •     right before or after heart surgery.

Ask a doctor before use if

  •     stomach bleeding warning applies to you;
  •     you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn;
  •     you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease;
  •     you are taking a diuretic;
  •     you have problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers;
  •     you have asthma.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

  •     under a doctor’s care for any serious condition;
  •     taking aspirin for heart attack or stroke, because ibuprofen may decrease this benefit of aspirin;
  •     taking any other drug.

When using this product

  •     take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs;
  •     the risk of heart attack or stroke may increase if you use more than directed or for longer than directed.

Stop use and ask a doctor if you experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding:

  •        feel faint;
  •        have bloody or black stools;
  •        vomit blood;
  •        have stomach pain that does not get better;
  •     pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days;
  •     fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days;
  •     redness or swelling is present in the painful area;
  •     any new symptoms appear.

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