Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)


  • Analgesic


  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) analgesic


  • Inflammatory disease (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis)

  • Mild to moderate pain (orthopedic pain, dental procedures, dysmenorrhea)

  • Fever


  • Patients with aspirin or NSAID-induced nasal polyps, bronchospasm or angioedema


  • Pregnancy Category C

  • Patients may experience potentially serious GI effects, including GI bleeding and ulceration with prolonged, high dose therapy.

  • Avoid use with anticoagulants (warfarin) due to increased bleeding times and potential for GI bleeding and decreased platelet aggregation.

Adverse Reactions (Side Effects):

  • GI effects (nausea, heartburn, dyspepsia, pain)

  • CNS effects (dizziness, headache, nervousness)

  • Tinnitis, blurry vision  


Administered orally with food or milk to decrease GI effects

Inflammatory diseases:

  • Adult:  400-800mg q6-8h (not to exceed 3.2 grams per day)


  • Adult: 200-400mg q4-6h as needed

  • Children: 20-40mg/kg/day in divided doses q6-8h


  • Adult: 200-400mg q4-6h as needed

  • Children: 5-10mg/kg q6-8h (maximum of 40mg per day)

The information contained here is an abbreviated summary. For more detailed and complete information, consult the manufacturer's product information sheets or standard textbooks

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