The medicine Mortin is available in the dosage form of suspension for oral application. This medicine contains ibuprofen which is from the group of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory or NSAIDs.
Ibuprofen in the medicine Motrin Suspension comes in the liquid form for use by mouth only. The suspension is sweetened, orange colored and berry flavored containing 100 mg of ibuprofen in 5 mL (20 mg/mL). It also contains other inactive ingredients which make the composition of the medicine.
Motrin Suspension 100 mg/5 mL has special warning information for patients. The medicine can produce cardiovascular effects of serious character. Ibuprofen in the composition of the medicine can cause serious heart-related events like thrombotic conditions, myocardial infarctions, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions which can lead to death. So, it is strictly recommended for patients with heart diseases to seek advice of their doctors before using medicines containing ibuprofen and other NSAIDs.
Patients with stomach or other gastrointestinal problems should pay attention to the warning of Motrin Suspension risks related to bleeding, ulceration, perforation of the stomach or intestines. These health events can be very severe and lead to serious health complications.
Indications Motrin Suspension
Prior to the treatment with Motrin Suspension in adults and children, the risks of side effects should be taken into consideration. Motrin Suspension use and administration to children should be discussed with a doctor. Sometimes individual sensitivity can be the factor to limit or restrict the use of this medicine.
Contraindications of Motrin Suspension
Motrin Suspension is contraindicated in all categories of patients with existing or suspected hypersensitivity to ibuprofen and other NSAIDs. Patients with allergies, asthma, heart diseases should not use this medicine.
Motrin Suspension dosage and administration
Motrin Suspension should be administered in the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration of time. The dose of the medicine depends on the age of a patient, the condition being treated and response of a patient.
Children from 6 months to 2 years of age can be given Motrin Suspension to reduce fever, pain-related conditions during flues and common colds or bacterial infections of various character.
The recommended dose is 5 mg/kg or 10 mg/kg depending on the baseline of the body temperature. The duration of fever reduction is generally 6 to 8 hours.
The recommended maximum daily dose is 40 mg/kg.
To relieve pain in children from 6 months up to 2 years the dosage of Motrin Suspension is 10 mg/kg, every 6 to 8 hours. The recommended maximum daily dose is 40 mg/kg.
For children with juvenile arthritis the dose of Motrin Suspension is 30 to 40 mg/kg/day divided into three to four doses. The dose should be adjusted by a caring doctor.
Adult patients can use Motrin Suspension for various conditions such as pain management, primary dysmenorrheal, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis.
The dose of this medicine can vary depending on the severity of condition, individual response of a patient, satisfactory results of the treatment.