You may have unbearable pain and so reached the pharmacist and got this OTC. Now many questions pop up in your mind. How long does motrin last, how soon it starts to work, is it really safe, what is the recommended dosage and the many. If you have all these questions, let me tell you all briefly. Read on

What Is Motrin?

Motrin is an OTC medication that falls under the category of ” Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug ” NSAID. This drug works effectively to treat the pain and inflammation occurred due to headaches, minor injury, menstrual cramps, back pain, toothache, and arthritis. It works by suppressing the hormones that are responsible for pain and inflammation. Motrin is a safe option for both healthy adults and children who more than 2 years of age.

Click here to check out the Motrin‘s official website for the detailed usage and dosage recommendations.

How Long Does Motrin Last? Motrin can provide 6 to 8 hours of pain relief. Motrin, in general, ibuprofen works hard on the stomach. So it is advisable to take it with food or a glass of milk. Since its available in different dosages (400 mg, 600 mg, and 800 mg), take the right one according to the illness.

Recommended Dosage

Taking Motrin more than the recommended dosage will cause a serious harm to your stomach and intestines.

Maximum Dosage recommendation for adults is 3200 mg / DAY. So if you are taking 800 mg, for every 6 hours once, you can take only 4 tablets not more than that.

Recommended dosage limit for the is children is typically determined using the weight and age of children. So it’s strongly advisable to read the dosing instructions before giving it to your kids.

To treat fever, pain and swelling take only the smallest amount of Motrin available.


Don’t take mortin if you have

  • A history of heart attack or heart disease in general
  • Asthma
  • Liver / kidney diseases
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Polyps in your nose

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