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What you can do to use MOTRIN® and other NSAIDs safely
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Did you know that MOTRIN® is part of a group of pain relievers called NSAIDs (non‐steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)? Over-the-counter NSAID-containing medicines can include the following ingredients: ibuprofen (active ingredient in MOTRIN®), naproxen sodium, and aspirin.
There are more than 900 OTC (over-the-counter) and prescription medicines that contain an NSAID, including pain relievers, sleep aids and decongestants. Taking more than one medicine that contains an NSAID at a time, or taking too much of the same medicine at a time, increases your chance of stomach bleeding and ulcers.
It’s important to read and follow the entire Drug Facts label to make sure you:
- Take only the dose directed on the label and start with the smallest effective dose.
- Wait the right amount of time between doses
- Take ONLY 1 medicine with the same kind of ingredient at a time
- Don’t take more than the daily limit
Know where to find this and other important information by using this guide to labels.
- MOTRIN® (Ibuprofen)
- Advil® (Ibuprofen)
- Aleve® (Naproxen sodium)
- Bayer® (Asprin)
- Vicoprofen® (Hydrocodone/ibuprofen)
- Combunox® (Oxycodone/ibuprofen)
- Mobic® (Meloxicam)
- Naprosyn® (Naproxen)
- Anaprox® (Naproxen sodium)
Involve your doctor! At your next visit, talk to your doctor about your health conditions, age, and other medications and supplements you are currently taking. These include OTC and prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Click here for some other questions to ask your doctor to make the most out of your visit.
Keep little ones safe around medicine! To help prevent medicine-related accidents, be sure to:
- Always read and follow the medicine label
- Reread the directions before every dose; don’t try to rely on memory
- Use only the dosing device that comes with the medicine
- Wait the full amount of time between doses
- Write down all doses given. Find a medicine tracker here
- Store all medicines up, away, and out of sight. For more storage tips click here
- Program the Poison Help number into your phone: 1-800-222-1222. To learn how the Poison Help line can help to handle and prevent emergencies, click here
For more information, visit www.getreliefresponsibly.com, which provides tools to help you choose, use, store, and dispose of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines safely.
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