What is Motrin?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Ibuprofen

Motrin is a brand name for the analgesic drug ibuprofen. Motrin is a brand name owned by McNeill.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 70 20
Headaches 18 9
Migraine 14 2
Degenerative disc disease 13 3
Stiffness/spasticity 6 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
2
Mild
12
None
21

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Motrin

Side effect Patients
Upset stomach 6
Stomach pain 3
Acid reflux 1
Daytime sleepiness 1
Decreased kidney function 1
Elevated liver enzymes 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Motrin

Dosage Patients
800 mg three times daily 3
200mg as needed 3
4 200mg as needed 3
2 300mg as needed 2
300 mg every other week 1
800 mg weekly 1
200 mg daily 1
400 mg three times daily 1
2 200mg as needed 1
2 400mg as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Motrin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 9
Other 8
Course of treatment ended 7
Did not seem to work 6
Side effects too severe 4
Personal research 3
See all 32 patients who've stopped taking Motrin

Duration

Currently taking Motrin

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 10

Stopped taking Motrin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 14
Sometimes 9
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 28
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 16
Not specified 20

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Motrin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 2
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6 patient evaluations for Motrin

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Feb 10, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg
Advice & Tips: Eat healthy and get off the pills.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 4, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle aches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in knees)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It takes a few doses of Motrin to really start to get rid of inflammation, which can be bothersome.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 18, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle aches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in knees)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take Motrin to reduce the swelling in my muscles from spasms, which is usually caused by any sort of strenuous activity. It's the only thing I can take while working that won't make me drowsy or scatterbrained, which is usually somewhat of a help to tithe me over until I get home to relax. The pain reduction isn't much to speak of, but it's better than nothing! I try not to take Motrin when I've had a lot of caffeine, or if I've taken Excedrin for headaches.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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