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Motrin is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and it works by dropping hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. The active ingredient in Motrin is an NSAID called “ibuprofen”.

Motrin is normally used to relieve fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual cramps, or minor injury.

Motrin side effects

Following are the general side effects of Motrin:

  • hives;
  • trouble breathing;
  • swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat;
  • chest pain;
  • weakness;
  • shortness of breath;
  • slurred speech;
  • problems with vision or balance;
  • black, bloody, or tarry stools;
  • coughing up blood;
  • swelling or rapid weight gain;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • nausea;
  • stomach pain;
  • jaundice;
  • nervousness;
  • skin itching or rash;
  • blurred vision;
  • ringing in the ears

Motrin and Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS)

NSAIDs can cause allergic reactions. One such reaction is a skin disorder known as erythema multiforme. This reaction usually not severe, but in some cases it can move ahead to a serious condition called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), or an extremely hazardous condition known as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). SJS and TEN are grave skin disorders that cause the detachment of large areas of skin and the development of injuries in the mucous membranes. These disorders can be deadly sometimes. Children are especially at risk of this side effect.

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