Generic Motrin is used for relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It might also be used by your doctor in treatment of primary dysmenorrheal as he deems fit.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication.
The dosage should not be more than 3200 mg a day.
You may choose to take Generic Motrin with a meal or milk to avoid gastrointestinal toxicity.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Generic Motrin is classified as a NSAID. A certain type of chemical called prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase) is responsible for causing inflammation, pain and fever. Ibuprofen blocks the enzymes that produce prostaglandins thereby reducing inflammation, pain and fever.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store Generic Motrin at room temperature, 20 to 25 degrees C (68 to 77 degrees F).
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention.
These include gastrointestinal toxicity, blurred and/or diminished vision, scotomata, and/or changes in color vision, dizziness or headache, nausea, gaseousness, diarrhea, or constipation,
depression, fatigue, or weakness, dry mouth, or irregular menstrual periods
However, in some cases, these mild side effects may persist or become bothersome. In such cases, seek medical attention.
Also, in some rare cases, it may lead to severe side effects like an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); muscle cramps, numbness, or tingling; ulcers (open sores) in the mouth;
rapid weight gain (fluid retention);
seizures; decreased hearing or ringing in the ears;
yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice); or
abdominal cramping, indigestion, or heartburn.
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.