Motrin also known by its generic name Ibuprofen can cure many things. Motrin is used for headaches, back aches, muscle aches, dental pain, menstrual pain, arthritis and athletic injuries. Motrin can also be used to help reduce a fever and to relieve common aches that come from the flu or a cold.
Motrin should be taken with a full glass of water. Do not lie down for ten minutes after consuming Motrin. This can cause the medicine to not work properly.
There is also a chewable form for this drug for children. To take Motrin Chewable you should first chew the medicine then drink a full glass of water right after. This will make the digestion of the drug faster, which will eventually cause you to heal from your illness faster as well. The dosage is based on the child’s weight. Read the back of the box for more information. Motrin should be taken six to eight hours apart from the last time you took it. Failure to follow the instructions will cause in overdose. Call your local poison center if overdoes occurs.
In pregnant women, Motrin should only be taken if it is absolutely needed. If taken it should be taken only once a day. Failure to follow these instructions can be fatal for the baby.
Although there is no way for a baby to consume Motrin through breast milk, you should talk to your doctor first, just to be safe.
Motrin can be very helpful to all ages. Talk to your doctor before taking Motrin.