Motrin is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug which is used to relieve pain symptoms caused by arthritis. Some of the symptoms this medication is capable of relieving include inflammation, stiffness, swelling and joint pain associated with the condition.
Motrin is taken in the form of regular capsules, extended release capsules, regular tablet and extended-release tablets. They are also available as chewable tablets.
Common side effects users may experience when taking Motrin include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, drowsiness, dizziness, headache and heartburn. It has also been known to cause nausea or vomiting in some patients. If the side effects become severe, contact your doctor immediately.
Occasionally, Motrin may also be prescribed to treat other painful conditions such as tendonitis, sprains, strains and menstrual cramps. It may also be used to reduce fever or reduce the amount of bleeding in women with heavy menstrual periods. It may be prescribed for other purposes as well, as directed by your doctor.