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Motrin IB

Use only as directed.

MOTRIN® IB Caplets

Pain and fever relief for adults and children 12 years and older.

Relieve your tough pain with MOTRIN® IB. It contains ibuprofen – an ingredient that provides powerful pain relief.

*Among OTC medicines.

Product Details

Available as caplets. For adults and children 12 years and older.


  • Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
    • Headache
    • Muscular aches
    • Minor pain of arthritis
    • Toothache
    • Backache
    • The common cold
    • Menstrual cramps
  • Temporarily reduces fever


Active Ingredient: Ibuprofen (NSAID)*
Pain reliever/fever reducer

MOTRIN® IB Caplets

Active Ingredient (in each caplet)

Ibuprofen 200 mg (NSAID)*

Inactive Ingredients

carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, FD&C yellow no.6, hypromellose, iron oxide, magnesium stearate, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch, propylene glycol, shellac, stearic acid, titanium dioxide

*non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

Other Information

  • store between 20-25°C (68-77°F)



  • do not take more than directed
  • the smallest effective dose should be used
Age Dosage
adults and children 12 years and older

take 1 caplet every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist

if pain or fever does not respond to 1 caplet, 2 caplets may be used

do not exceed 6 caplets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor

children under 12 years ask a doctor



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:

  • are age 60 or older
  • have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
  • take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
  • 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

  • you have problems or serious side effects from taking pain relievers or fever reducers
  • the 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 have asthma
  • you are taking a diuretic

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

  • taking aspirin for heart attack or stroke, because ibuprofen may decrease this benefit of aspirin
  • under a doctor's care for any serious condition
  • 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
    • vomit blood
    • have bloody or black stools
    • 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

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222)

This website contains current product information and may differ from the information on the product packaging you may have. If you have any questions, please contact the Consumer Care Center at 1-877-895-3665.

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