Indications and Uses for Ibuprofen
Motrin is the brand name for the generic medication, ibuprofen. It is one of the many nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs known as NSAIDs. It is helpful for treating minor pain from toothaches, muscle aches, arthritis, menstrual cramps, and headaches. Motrin also helps reduce inflammation from arthritis, sprains, and strains.
Ibuprofen Dosages and Overdosing Information
The usual over-the-counter dose for adults and children over 12 years of age is one 200mg caplet or tablet every four to six hours while symptoms persist. A second pill may be used if symptoms do not respond to the first dose, but patients should not take more than a total of six caplets or tablets (or a total of 1200mg) in 24 hours. People taking ibuprofen should check their other medications to make sure they are not taking multiple NSAIDs.
The individual child’s doctor or health care provider should determine the dosage for children age 12 and under. The dosage is