Here, you’ll find specific Q&As on MOTRIN® IB, MOTRIN® PM, Children’s MOTRIN® and Infants’ MOTRIN®.
What is ibuprofen?
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.Back to top
What should I do if I think I’ve taken too much of a MOTRIN® product?
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.Back to top
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.Back to top
Can I take MOTRIN® IB if I’m pregnant?
Do I need to take MOTRIN® IB on a full stomach?
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.Back to top
What is diphenhydramine citrate?
If I wake up in the middle of the night, can I take more MOTRIN® PM?
What’s the difference between MOTRIN® PM and TYLENOL® PM?
MOTRIN® PM and TYLENOL® PM are both pain relievers that contain a nighttime 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.Back to top
Children’s MOTRIN®: Frequently-asked questions
How long has Children's MOTRIN® been available?
What can Children's MOTRIN® be used for?
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.Back to top