Motrin is an NSAID or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It works by decreasing the hormones known for causing inflammation as well as pain in the body. Motrin is used in order to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation brought on by problems such as headache, toothaches, back pain, arthritis, menstrual cramps and minor injuries.
What are some of the less serious potential side effects?
Drowsiness may occur
Motrin is a medication that can cause high blood pressure. Be sure to check it regularly and let a doctor know if the results are higher than normal.
What are some of the more serious potential side effects?
Hearing changes (such as ringing in the ears)
Swelling of the ankles/feet/hands
Sudden/unexplained weight gain
Unexplained stiff neck
Change in amount of urine
Serious allergic reactions
There are some instances where this treatment can cause possible fatal liver disease. Be sure to see a doctor right away if you notic any of the below symptoms:
Persistent nausea/vomiting/loss of appetite
How do you know if Motrin is going to work for you or not?
If you suffer from some serious pain problem, then you need to know what type of treatment is going to work best in order to help you deal with it. Now when you go to the doctor they don’t like to be told what specific drugs you would like to take. So this makes things a little tough. But there is a way you can get a good idea about whether or not this treatment would work for you. The best way would be for you to look at reasons why it wouldn’t work.
For example, this is a NSAID. The majority of these types of medications tend to work the same way. So unless you found a major difference in them, then there’s no reason why this shouldn’t work for you. Second, a lot of these treatment you might think are unique are really just one active ingredient with a brand name attached to it. Understanding this is important so you don’t end up taking the same treatment thinking it’s going to work better for you.
Another reason why a drug such as Motrin wouldn’t work is if you’re doing something to interfere with it. The worst thing you can do is take it with alcohol or try to alter the form of the pill. An example would be crushing it up or chewing it when it should be swallowed whole. In order to work the right way the pill has to be slowly digested. Amongst some of the other reasons treatment like this wouldn’t work is because you simply need a higher dosage or need to give it more time to reach it’s maximum effectiveness level.
This can take several days depending on how serious your condition is.