Motrin is a drug use to treat fever and reduction of pain. It belongs to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) group of drugs. It reduces pain and inflammation by reducing hormones responsible for pain. Motrin has ibuprofen as main active ingredient. It is responsible for reducing the level of hormone, responsible for pain and inflammation.

Motrin is used for treatment of different types of pain. It is used to treat pains such as back pain, headache, toothache, pain occurring due to arthritis, cramps occurring with menstruation and pain due to slight injury. It is also used to treat fever, common cold and flu and pains occurring due to them. Doctors prescribe Motrin for purposes not listed in medication guide based on their clinical judgment.

Side Effects of Motrin

Motrin is a NSAID drug used for reduction of different types of pain, fever or flu like symptoms. It could yield many less harmful and many severe side effects. Less harmful effects may subside with time, but if they became persistent, it is a matter to worry. Sever side effects of Motrin could be fatal. In case of occurrence of any serious side effects, doctor should be called immediately.

Less serious side effects of Motrin

Use of Motrin could yield some side effects, which are less harmful in nature. But if any of these side effects becomes chronic or persistent, immediately call the doctor.

  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Bloating of stomach
  • Gas formation in stomach
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Nervousness;
  • Skin itching or rash;
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in your ears

Serious side effects of Motrin

Use of Motrin could cause many serious side effects. If any of these side effects occur, it is advisable to immediately call the doctor.

  • It could produce allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • It could also cause chest pain.
  • Use of Motrin could lead to persistent weakness.
  • Its use could cause vision changes such as blurred vision and the condition could worsen with prolonged use.
  • It could also cause speech alteration such as slurred speech.
  • Use of Motrin could also lead to shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing.
  • Its use could cause black, bloody, or tarry stools, which could be a sign of serious stomach problem.
  • It could also lead to disturbance of balance.
  • Some patients could experience coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, after using this drug.
  • Some patients may suffer from swelling or sudden weight gain after use of this medicine.
  • It could also cause urine problems such as urinating less stopping of urine at all.
  • Other serious side effect of this drug is nausea, stomach pain or vomiting.
  • It could also cause fever or flu like symptoms.
  • It could lead to lack of appetite.
  • Some patients may even develop Jaundice.
  • It could lead to sore throat, and headache with blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.
  • Another side effect is bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain or weakness in muscles.
  • Some patients may experience stiffness in neck, chills or increased sensitivity to light.
  • Some patients may suffer from seizure or convulsions.
  • It could hinder functions of kidney by reducing the flow of blood to the kidneys.
  • It could also cause liver diseases or liver failure.
  • It could also lead to fluid retention.
  • It could also cause blood clots.
  • It is also linked with heart related problems including heart failure.
  • Its use could also cause hypertension.