Children’s Motrin: general information

What is Children’s Motrin?

NSAIDs,  has analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effect due to non-selective blockade TSOG1 and TSOG2 and have an inhibitory effect the synthesis of Pg. Analgesic effect is most pronounced in inflammatory pain. Like all NSAIDs, ibuprofen exhibits antiplatelet activity.

It is used if you feel pain of mild and moderate intensity when there are cold and flu, sore throat, headache, toothache, fever. Effect lasts 8 hours.

Composition and the form of produce

5 ml suspension for oral administration for children contain ibuprofen 100 mg; in polyethylene bottles with dispenser, 60 and 120 ml;  1 vial complete with measuring cup in the box.


Hypersensitivity, peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer, asthma, blood disorders, pronounced changes of the function of  liver and kidneys.

Side effects

In rare cases: nausea, vomiting, anorexia, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, agitation, insomnia, skin rash, angioedema.

Dosage and administration

Oral, every 6-8 hours, but not more than 4 times a day. Children 2-3 years – 1 tsp suspension, 4-5 years – 1.5 tsp, 6-8 years – 2 tsp, 9-10 years – 2.5 tsp, 11 years – 3 tsp per reception.


Do not take more than 3 days or with drugs which contain ibuprofen and other analgesics or antipyretics (without consulting of a doctor). If you experience stomach upset take with food or milk. With careful use when you have dehydration.

Motrin: drug interaction

Inducers of microsomal oxidation (phenytoin, ethanol, barbiturates, rifampin, phenylbutazone, and tricyclic antidepressants) enhance the production of hydroxylated active metabolites, increasing the risk of severe hepatotoxic reactions.

Inhibitors of microsomal oxidation reduce:

  • the risk of hepatotoxicity;
  • the hypotensive activity of vasodilators (including BCCI and ACE inhibitors), natriuretic and diuretic – furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide;
  • the effectiveness of uricosuric drugs;


  • the effect of indirect anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents, fibrinolytics, ulcerogenic action with bleeding ISS and corticosteroids, colchicine, estrogens, ethanol;
  • the effect of oral hypoglycemic drugs or insulin.

Antacids and cholestyramine decrease absorption of ibuprofen. Motrin raises the concentration in blood of digoxin, drugs Li + and methotrexate. Caffeine increases the analgesic effect. With concomitant indication, ibuprofen reduces inflammatory and antiplatelet effect of aspirin (may increase the incidence of acute coronary insufficiency in patients receiving antiplatelet funds as low-dose aspirin, after starting of administration of ibuprofen).

In the appointment of anticoagulant and thrombolytic drugs (alteplase, streptokinase, urokinase) also it raises the risk of bleeding. Cefamandole, tsefaperazon, tsefotetan, valproic acid, plikamitsin increase the frequency of gipoprotrombinemii. Myelotoxic drugs enhance the expression of gematotoxicity of the drug. Cyclosporine and Au drugs increase the effect of ibuprofen at the synthesis of Pg in the kidney, which is manifested by increased nephrotoxicity. Ibuprofen raises the plasma concentration of cyclosporine and the likelihood of its hepatotoxic effects. Drugs that block tubular secretion, reduce excretion and increase plasma concentrations of ibuprofen.

Motrin : contraindications and side effects


Hypersensitivity, erosive and ulcerative diseases of the digestive tract (including gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer, ulcerative colitis, peptic ulcers, Crohn\’s disease), \”Aspirin\” asthma, coagulation disorders (in including hemophilia, prolongation of bleeding time, bleeding tendency, bleeding diathesis), pregnancy, lactation. Liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension, hyperbilirubinemia, peptic ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer, gastritis, enteritis, colitis, liver and / or renal failure, nephrotic syndrome, heart failure, hypertension, blood diseases of unknown etiology (leukopenia and anemia ).

Side effects

  • From the digestive system: NSAID-gastropathy (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, heartburn, loss of appetite, diarrhea, bloating, pain and discomfort in the epigastric region), ulceration of the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract (in some cases complicated by perforation and hemorrhage), irritation, dryness of the mucous membranes of the mouth, or pain in the mouth, ulceration of the mucous membrane of the gums, mouth disease, pancreatitis, constipation, hepatitis.
  • The respiratory system: dyspnea, bronchospasm.
  • From the senses: hearing loss, ringing or tinnitus, reversible toxic optic neuritis, blurred vision or double vision, dryness and irritation of the eyes, swelling of the conjunctiva and eyelids (allergic origin), scotoma.
  • Nervous system disorders: headache, dizziness, insomnia, anxiety, nervousness and irritability, agitation, drowsiness, depression, confusion, hallucinations, rarely – aseptic meningitis (usually in patients with autoimmune diseases).
  • From the ?ardiovascular system: the development or worsening of heart failure, tachycardia, increased blood pressure.
  • Urinary system: acute renal failure, allergic nephritis, nephrotic syndrome (edema), polyuria, cystitis.
  • Allergic reactions: skin rash (usually erythematous, rash), itching, angioedema, anaphylactic reaction, anaphylactic shock, bronchospasm, fever, erythema multiforme (including Stevens-Johnson syndrome), toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell\’s syndrome) , eosinophilia, and allergic rhinitis.
  • From the part of the blood: anemia (including hemolytic, aplastic), thrombocytopenia, and thrombocytopenic purpura, agranulocytosis, leukopenia.

Motrin (ibuprofen) : analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent


Inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system: rheumatoid, juvenile chronic, psoriatic arthritis, low back pain, neuralgic amyotrophy (illness of Personeydzha-Turner), arthritis in SLE (as a part of combination therapy), gouty arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. Pain syndrome: myalgia, arthralgia, ossalgiya, arthritis, sciatica, migraine, headache (including with menstrual syndrome), and toothache, in oncology, neurology, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, bursitis, post-traumatic and postoperative pain, accompanied by inflammation. Tuberculosis, inflammation of the pelvis, including adnexitis, childbirth (as analgesic and tocolytic agent). Feverish syndrome with \”cold\” and infectious diseases.

Dosage and administration

Oral, after eating.

Adults: in osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis – 400-600 mg 3-4 times a day. In rheumatoid arthritis – 800 mg three times a day; injuries of soft tissue, sprains – 1.6-2.4 g / day in divided doses. When algodismenoree – 400 mg 3-4 times a day, with moderate pain – 1.2 g / day.

Children over 12 years starting dose – 150-300 mg 3 times a day, the maximum dose – 1 g, then – 100 mg 3 times a day; in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis – 30-40 mg / kg / day in divided doses. To reduce the body temperature 39.2 degrees celsius and above – 10 mg / kg / day, below 39.2 degrees celsius – 5 mg / kg / day. Oral suspension – 5.10 mg / kg, 3 times a day, children aged 6-12 months (prescription-only) – on the average – 50 mg 3-4 times daily, 1-3 years – 100 mg 3 times a day, 4-6 years – 150 mg 3 times daily, 7-9 years – 200 mg 3 times a day, 10-12 years – 300 mg 3 times a day. With feverish syndrome after immunization – 50 mg.