NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG (NSAID)
Motrin is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. Motrin is also referred to by its drug name, Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is also sold under the brand name Advil.
Motrin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs help reduce fever, pain, and inflammation. Motrin is believed to work by inhibiting the production of chemicals that promote inflammation and blood clot formation in the body.
How do I take it?
Take Motrin according to directions given by your doctor or found on the medication package. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
Motrin comes in tablet, capsule, and liquid gel forms.
The FDA-approved label for Motrin lists common side effects including abdominal pain and cramps, bleeding, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, and nausea.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Motrin include stroke, heart attack, and serious gastrointestinal injury.
For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to Ibuprofen during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at MothertoBaby.org.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Motrin – RxList
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) – Cochrane