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Your questions about MOTRIN®, answered.

Your questions about MOTRIN® products, answered.

Here, you’ll find specific Q&As on MOTRIN® IB, MOTRIN® PM, Children’s MOTRIN® and Infants’ MOTRIN®.

General

What is ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen is known as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and is available over-the-counter to relieve pain and reduce fever.

Who can use ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen can be used to relieve pain and reduce fever in kids and adults. To find the product information for each MOTRIN® product, click here. Remember to always read and follow the label. If you have questions, talk to your doctor.

What’s the difference between MOTRIN® and TYLENOL®?

The active ingredient in MOTRIN® products is ibuprofen (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID). MOTRIN® products don’t contain acetaminophen, the active ingredient in TYLENOL® products. Each of these ingredients relieves pain and reduces fever, but they work differently.

What should I do if I think I’ve taken too much of a MOTRIN® product?

If you, or anyone you know, have taken more than the recommended dose of a MOTRIN® product, get medical help or call a Poison Control Center right away (1-800-222-1222).

Questions or Comments?

Please call 1-877-895-3665 (toll-free) or 215-273-8755 (collect).

MOTRIN® IB: Frequently-asked questions

Has MOTRIN® IB always been available over-the-counter?

Ibuprofen, the active ingredient in MOTRIN® IB, first came to the US market as a prescription drug in 1974. MOTRIN® IB was then approved as an over-the-counter medicine for adults and children 12 years and older in 1989.

What can MOTRIN® IB be used for?

MOTRIN® IB can be used for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains due to headache, muscular aches, minor pain of arthritis, toothache, backache, the common cold, menstrual cramps, and for the temporary reduction of fever.

What’s the active ingredient in MOTRIN® IB?

Ibuprofen is the active ingredient in MOTRIN® IB. For a full list of ingredients, click here.

Can I take MOTRIN® IB if I’m pregnant?

If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a healthcare professional before use. It is especially important not to use ibuprofen during last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause complications during delivery.

What dose of MOTRIN® IB should I take?

When taking any medicine, always read and follow the label carefully, and do not take more than directed. To find the right dose of MOTRIN® IB for you, click here.

Do I need to take MOTRIN® IB on a full stomach?

No, MOTRIN® IB doesn’t need to be taken on a full stomach. But, if you get an upset stomach when taking MOTRIN® IB caplets, try taking them with food or milk.

Can I drink alcohol and take MOTRIN® IB?

NSAIDs like MOTRIN® IB may cause severe stomach bleeding, and the chance is higher if you have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product. For product information, click here.

Are there any side effects associated with MOTRIN® IB?

For the product information on MOTRIN® IB, please visit the product page here.

Where can I find MOTRIN® IB products?

You can find MOTRIN® IB in the medication section of every major retailer across the country, including food stores, pharmacies and supercenters. To find it at a store near you, click here.

How should I store MOTRIN® IB?

Store MOTRIN® IB caplets by following the instructions on the package label. For full directions, click here.

Questions or Comments?

Please call 1-877-895-3665 (toll-free) or 215-273-8755 (collect).

MOTRIN® PM: Frequently-asked questions

What can MOTRIN® PM be used for?

MOTRIN® PM can be used for relief of occasional sleeplessness when associated with minor aches and pains. It can help you fall asleep and stay asleep. NOTE: You should only use MOTRIN® PM if pain is what’s keeping you up.

What is diphenhydramine citrate?

Diphenhydramine citrate is a medication that can be used for relief of occasional sleeplessness. Along with ibuprofen (a pain reliever), it’s one of the active ingredients in MOTRIN® PM.

Is MOTRIN® PM habit-forming?

No. When used as directed, MOTRIN® PM is not habit-forming. For product information, click here.

If I wake up in the middle of the night, can I take more MOTRIN® PM?

No, you shouldn’t take more MOTRIN® PM in the middle of the night. Follow the dosing directions on the package label: Take 2 caplets at bedtime, but do not take more than 2 caplets in 24 hours. For product information, click here.

Can I drink alcohol and take MOTRIN® PM?

No. When using MOTRIN® PM, you should avoid alcoholic drinks. For product information, click here.

Are there any side effects associated with MOTRIN® PM?

For the product information on MOTRIN® PM, please visit the product page here.

What’s the difference between MOTRIN® PM and TYLENOL® PM?

MOTRIN® PM and TYLENOL® PM are both pain relievers that contain a sleep aid, but they have different active ingredients. The pain reliever in MOTRIN® PM is ibuprofen, and its sleep aid is called diphenhydramine citrate. The pain reliever in TYLENOL® PM is acetaminophen, and its sleep aid is called diphenhydramine hydrochloride.

 

MOTRIN® PM and TYLENOL® PM can be used when minor aches and pains are keeping you awake at night.

Where can I find MOTRIN® PM?

You can find MOTRIN® PM in the medication section of every major retailer across the country, including food stores, pharmacies and supercenters. To find it at a store near you, click here.

How should I store MOTRIN® PM?

Store MOTRIN® PM by following the instructions on the package label. For product information, click here.

Questions or Comments?

Please call 1-800-962-5357 (toll-free) or 215-273-8755 (collect).

Children's MOTRIN®: Frequently-asked questions

How long has Children's MOTRIN® been available?

Children's MOTRIN® first came out as a prescription medicine in 1989. In 1995, it was approved for over-the-counter use.

What can Children's MOTRIN® be used for?

Children's MOTRIN® can be used for temporary relief of minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, sore throat, headache, and toothache, and fever reduction.

What’s the active ingredient in Children's MOTRIN®?

Ibuprofen is the active ingredient in Children’s MOTRIN®. For a full list of ingredients, click here.

How much should I give my child?

With any over-the-counter medicine, always read and follow the label carefully. To find the right dose of Children’s MOTRIN® for your child, click here.

Are there any side effects associated with Children’s MOTRIN®?

For the product information on Children’s MOTRIN®, please visit the product page here.

Where can I find Children's MOTRIN® products?

You can find Children's MOTRIN® products in the pain reliever section of most retailers across the country, including food stores, pharmacies and supercenters. To find it at a store near you, click here.

Questions or Comments?

Please call 1-877-895-3665 (toll-free) or 215-273-8755 (collect).

Infants' MOTRIN®: Frequently-asked questions

What can Infants' MOTRIN® be used for?

Infants' MOTRIN® can be used for temporary reduction of fever, and temporary relief of minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, sore throat, headaches, and toothaches in infants 6-23 months. For infants under 6 months, please ask your pediatrician before use.

What’s the active ingredient in Infants' MOTRIN®?

Ibuprofen is the active ingredient in Infants’ MOTRIN®. For a full list of ingredients, click here.

How much should I give my child?

With any over-the-counter medicine, always read and follow the label carefully. To find the right dose of Infants’ MOTRIN® for your baby, click here.

Are there any side effects associated with Infants’ MOTRIN®?

For the product information on Infants’ MOTRIN®, please visit the product page here.

Where can I find Infants' MOTRIN® products?

You can find Infants' MOTRIN® products in most retailers across the country, including food stores, pharmacies and supercenters. To find it at a store near you, click here.

Questions or Comments?

Please call 1-877-895-3665 (toll-free) or 215-273-8755 (collect).

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