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Motrin (Ibuprofen) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

In patients taking MOTRIN or other NSAIDs, the most frequently reported adverse experiences occurring in approximately 1-10% of patients are: Abnormal renal function, anemia, dizziness, edema, elevated liver enzymes, fluid retention, gastrointestinal experiences (including abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, epigastric pain, flatulence, heartburn, nausea, vomiting), headaches, increased bleeding time, nervousness, pruritus, rashes (including maculopapular) and tinnitus.

Additional adverse experiences reported occasionally include:
Body as a whole -fever, infection, sepsis
Cardiovascular system -congestive heart failure in patients with marginal cardiac function, hypertension, tachycardia, syncope
Digestive system -dry mouth, duodenitits, esophagitis, gastric or duodenal ulcer with bleeding and/or perforation, gastritis, gastrointestinal bleeding, glossitis, hematemesis, hepatitis, jaundice, melena, rectal bleeding
Hemic and lymphatic system -ecchymosis, eosinophilia, leukopenia, purpura, stomatitis, thrombocytopenia
Metabolic and nutritional -weight changes
Nervous system -anxiety, asthenia, confusion, depression, dream abnormalities, drowsiness, insomnia, malaise, paresthesia, somnolence, tremors, vertigo
Respiratory system -asthma, dyspnea
Skin and appendages -alopecia, photosensitivity, sweat
Special senses -blurred vision
Urogenital system -cystitis, dysuria, hematuria, interstitial nephritis, oliguria/polyuria, proteinuria, acute renal failure in patients with pre-existing significantly impaired renal function
Other adverse reactions, which occur rarely are:
Body as a whole -anaphylactic reactions, anaphylactoid reactions, appetite changes,
Cardiovascular system -arrhythmia, cerebrovascular accident, hypotension, myocardial infarction, palpitations, vasculitis
Digestive system -eructation, gingival ulcer, hepatorenal syndrome, liver necrosis, liver failure, pancreatitis
Hemic and lymphatic system -agranulocystosis, hemolytic anemia, aplastic anemia, lymphadenopathy, neutropenia, pancytopenia
Metabolic and nutritional -hyperglycemia
Nervous system -convulsions, coma, emotional lability, hallucinations, aseptic meningitis
Respiratory -apnea, respiratory depression, pneumonia, rhinitis
Skin and appendages -angioedema, toxic epidermal necrosis, erythema multiforme, exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens Johnson syndrome, urticaria, vesiculobullous eruptions
Special senses -amblyopia (blurred and/or diminished vision, scotomata and/or changes in color vision), conjunctivitis, dry eyes, hearing impairment
Urogenital-azotemia, decreased creatinine clearance, glomerulitis, renal papillary necrosis, tubular necrosis



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED MOTRIN SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Motrin. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Motrin side effects / adverse reactions in 43 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-10-12

Patient: 43 year old female weighing 81.7 kg (179.8 pounds)

Reactions: Pain, Headache, Hypoaesthesia, H1n1 Influenza, Fall, Abdominal Discomfort, Blindness Unilateral, Feeling Abnormal, Transient Ischaemic Attack

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization, disablity

Suspect drug(s):
Lyrica
    Indication: Fibromyalgia

Xanax
    Indication: Sleep Disorder

Motrin
    Indication: Pain

Celexa
    Dosage: unknown
    Indication: Depression

Vicodin
    Indication: Pain

Motrin
    Dosage: 3 to 4 times per day
    Indication: Fall

Vicodin
    Dosage: unknown
    Indication: Fall

Xanax
    Indication: Anxiolytic Therapy

Combination Pill OF Lisinopril and Some Fluid Pill
    Dosage: 10/12.5 mg unknow frequency
    Indication: Blood Pressure Abnormal

Xanax
    Indication: Pain

Soma
    Dosage: unknown
    Indication: Pain

Soma
    Indication: Fall

Aspirin
    Dosage: unknown
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Motrin side effects / adverse reactions in 50 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-11-03

Patient: 50 year old female weighing 79.0 kg (173.8 pounds)

Reactions: Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Dysphagia, Eructation, Haemoglobin Decreased, Abdominal Discomfort, Flushing, Endodontic Procedure, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Arthralgia, Coeliac Disease

Suspect drug(s):
Motrin
    Dosage: 200 mg, bid

Aleve (Caplet)
    Indication: Arthralgia

Aleve (Caplet)

Motrin
    Dosage: 200 mg, unk
    Indication: Joint Swelling

Acetaminophen
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Joint Swelling

Other drugs received by patient: Acetaminophen



Possible Motrin side effects / adverse reactions in 74 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2011-11-14

Patient: 74 year old male

Reactions: Haematemesis

Suspect drug(s):
Motrin
    Indication: Arthralgia

Aspirin
    Dosage: unk, prn
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Arthralgia

Other drugs received by patient: Pyridostigmine Bromide; Dynacirc; Nexium



See index of all Motrin side effect reports >>

Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2009-05-18

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