Generic Motrin is primarily prescribed to attain relief from the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. However, some doctors also prescribe it for the relief of mild to moderate pain and primary dysmenorrhea.
How to use Generic Motrin
The ideal way to use Generic Motrin is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
Generic Motrin may be taken with or without a meal to avoid stomach problems.
The total dosage taken in a day should not exceed 3200mg.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Generic Motrin belongs to a group of drugs called Ibuprofen or Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) that inhibit the enzyme that produces prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are the chemicals that are responsible for fever and inflammation.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Generic Motrin to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store Generic Motrin between 59 to 77 degrees F (15 and 25 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing Generic Motrin in the bathroom.
Consult your doctor before using Generic Motrin if you have conditions, if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Generic Motrin if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure), if you have previously exhibited hypersensitivity to the drug, or have the syndrome of nasal polyps, angioedema and bronchospastic reactivity to aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents.