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Children's Motrin in berry flavor is a pain reliever and fever reducer medicine designed for children between the ages of 2 and 11. It can be indicated to relieve pain from various conditions such as headache, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, or arthritis. It is also used to reduce fever and to relieve minor aches and pain due to the common cold or flu.
Motrin contains the active ingredient ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing the production of chemicals in the body that cause pain, inflammation, and fever. When taken as directed, the medicine can provide quick and effective relief for children who are experiencing pain or fever.
Use and Dosage
Motrin Children's Berry is available in oral suspension, taken by mouth with or without food. Take it every 6 to 8 hours, or as necessary. Before taking each dose, the bottle should be shaken well.
To ensure accurate dosing, use a special measuring spoon or device. Using a regular household spoon may result in incorrect dosing. If the medication causes stomach upset, it may be taken with food, milk, or an antacid.
Take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Common Side Effects of Motrin Childrens Berry (Ibuprofen - non-Rx):
- Abdominal pain
- Acid or sour stomach
- Cloudy urine
- Decrease in amount of urine
- Decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
- Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
- Excess air or gas in stomach or intestines
- Full feeling
- Itching skin
- Pain or discomfort in chest, upper stomach, or throat
- Pale skin
- Passing gas
- Noisy, rattling breathing
- Rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of face, fingers, hands, feet, lower legs, or ankles
- Troubled breathing at rest
- Troubled breathing with exertion
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Weight gain
Serious Side Effects of Motrin Childrens Berry (Ibuprofen - non-Rx):
- Bladder pain
- Bleeding gums
- Blood in urine
- Blurred vision or vision changes
- Change in urine color or odor or in the amount of urine
- Chest tightness
- Coughing blood
- Dark urine
- Hearing problems (ringing in the ears)
- Increased need to urinate
- Itching or hives
- Loss of appetite
- Pain when urinating
- Pale stools
- Sensitivity to sunlight (sunburn, blisters, skin rash, redness, itching, discoloration, or vision changes)
- Shortness of breath
- Skin rash
- Swelling of feet or lower legs
- Unusual nosebleeds
- Weight loss
- Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
Forms and Strength
Motrin Childrens Berry (Ibuprofen - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Motrin Childrens Berry: Suspension (Berry)
- Do not administer to children younger than 2 years old without consulting a doctor.
- Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
- Do not use the medicine for more than 10 days without consulting a doctor.
- Talk to a doctor if the child has a history of stomach ulcers, bleeding problems, or other medical conditions.
- Do not use the medicine if the child has had an allergic reaction to ibuprofen or any other pain reliever/fever reducer.
- Talk to a doctor if the child is currently taking other medications, including prescription and non-prescription medicines.
- Do not use the medicine if the child is dehydrated, has a history of heart, liver, or kidney disease, or has high blood pressure.
- Do not give the medicine to a child who is experiencing dehydration or has a history of dehydration.
- Talk to a doctor if the child has asthma or other breathing problems.
- Do not use the medicine for more than a few days to treat fever without consulting a doctor.
- If the child is experiencing symptoms such as rash, itching, swelling or difficulty breathing after taking the medicine, seek immediate medical attention.
- Do not give the medicine to a child who has recently had or will be having surgery without consulting a doctor.
- Do not give the medicine to a child who is experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, or a decreased appetite without consulting a doctor.
- Keep the medicine out of reach of children and store it in a cool, dry place. Do not use the medicine if it has expired.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does Children's Motrin Ibuprofen take to work?
Children's Motrin Ibuprofen should start providing relief within 20 to 30 minutes after administration.
Can Children's Motrin Ibuprofen be given with food?
Yes, Children's Motrin Ibuprofen can be taken with or without food. However, taking it with food may help reduce stomach upset.
Can Children's Motrin Ibuprofen be used to treat a fever?
Yes, Children's Motrin Ibuprofen can be used to treat fever in children over 6 months old. Make sure to follow the dosing instructions on the package or as directed by a healthcare provider.
It's important to purchase Motrin Childrens Berry from verified Canadian pharmacy.