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  • Children's Motrin
    (Ibuprofen) - McNeil Consumer

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    Infants' Motrin (McNeil Consumer)

    THERAPEUTIC CLASS

    NSAID

    DEA CLASS

    OTC

    INDICATIONS

    Temporarily reduces fever. Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, headaches, toothaches, and sore throat.

    PEDIATRIC DOSAGE

    Pediatrics: Use weight to dose when possible; otherwise, use age. Repeat dose q6-8h PRN. Max: 4 doses/day. (Tab/Tab, Chewable/Children's Sus) 11 Yrs (72-95 lbs): 3 tabs/tsp. 9-10 Yrs (60-71 lbs): 2.5 tabs/tsp. 6-8 Yrs (48-59 lbs): 2 tabs/tsp. (Tab, Chewable/Children's Sus) 4-5 Yrs (36-47 lbs): 1.5 tabs/tsp. 2-3 Yrs (24-35 lbs): 1 tab/tsp. (Infants' Sus) 12-23 Months (18-23 lbs): 1.875mL. 6-11 Months (12-17 lbs): 1.25mL.

    HOW SUPPLIED

    Sus: (Infants') 50mg/1.25mL, (Children's) 100mg/5mL; Tab/Tab, Chewable: (Junior Strength) 100mg

    WARNINGS/PRECAUTIONS

    May cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin (ASA); d/c if an allergic reaction occurs. May cause severe stomach bleeding; increased risk if child has had stomach ulcers/bleeding problems or if taking more or for longer than directed. Avoid use if child has ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer or right before or after heart surgery. Caution if child has problems/serious side effects from taking pain relievers/fever reducers, high BP, heart/kidney disease, liver cirrhosis, asthma, any serious condition, has not been drinking fluids, lost a lot of fluid due to vomiting or diarrhea, has risk for stomach bleeding, history of stomach problems (eg, heartburn), or if taking a diuretic or any other drug. May increase risk of heart attack or stroke if used more than directed or for longer than directed. D/C use if signs of stomach bleeding (eg, feeling faint, vomiting blood, bloody/black stools, stomach pain that does not get better) develop, no relief is seen within 1st day (24 hrs) of treatment, fever or pain worsens or lasts >3 days, redness/swelling is present in the painful area, or if any new symptoms appear. Severe/persistent sore throat or sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, and N/V may be serious; do not use >2 days or administer to children <3 yrs unless directed. (Tab, Chewable) Contains phenylalanine; caution in phenylketonurics.

    ADVERSE REACTIONS

    Allergic reactions (eg, hives, facial swelling, asthma [wheezing], shock, skin reddening, rash, blisters), stomach bleeding.

    DRUG INTERACTIONS

    Anticoagulants, steroids, or other drugs containing NSAIDs (eg, ASA, ibuprofen, naproxen) may increase risk of stomach bleeding.

    PREGNANCY

    Safety not known in pregnancy/nursing.

    MECHANISM OF ACTION

    NSAID; acts as a pain reliever/fever reducer.

    ASSESSMENT

    Assess for allergy to ASA, high BP, heart/kidney disease, liver cirrhosis, asthma, any serious condition, problems/serious side effects from or history of an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer, risk for stomach bleeding, history of stomach problems, history of/plans for heart surgery, hydration status and fluid intake, and possible drug interactions. Assess for severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat that is accompanied by fever, headache, and N/V. (Tab, Chewable) Assess for phenylketonuria.

    MONITORING

    Monitor for signs/symptoms of an allergic reaction, stomach bleeding, fever or pain that worsens or lasts >3 days, redness or swelling that is present in painful area, and the appearance of new symptoms. Monitor for relief of symptoms within 1st day of therapy.

    PATIENT COUNSELING

    Instruct to d/c use and contact physician if signs/symptoms of an allergic reaction or stomach bleeding occur, no relief of symptoms within 24 hrs of treatment, fever or pain worsens or lasts >3 days, redness or swelling is present in the painful area, or if any new symptoms appear. Instruct to use ud. Advise to take with food or milk if upset stomach occurs. Counsel that the risk of heart attack or stroke may increase if used more than directed or longer than directed. (Tab, Chewable) Instruct to take with food/water to avoid mouth/throat burning.

    ADMINISTRATION/STORAGE

    Administration: Oral route. Take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs. (Tab, Chewable) Take with food/water to avoid mouth/throat burning. (Sus) Shake well before use. Use provided measuring cup/dosing device. (Infants' Sus) Dispense liquid slowly into child's mouth toward the inner cheek. Storage: 20-25°C (68-77°F).