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Difference Between Motrin and Ibuprofen

Motrin vs Ibuprofen

Painkillers are widely sold out in the market. Once in a while we get painful muscles, joints, head, and so on and so forth. Some pains are ordinary and can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers. However, some pains are dangerous such as chest pain and intense stomach pain. The more intense the pain is, the more it becomes dangerous. However, there are silent pain killers.

Two of the most popular over-the-counter drugs are Motrin and ibuprofen. These two drugs are earning millions of dollars each year. Let us tackle the differences.

Ibuprofen is a generic drug while Motrin is one of the trade names of ibuprofen together with Advil, Nurofen, Nuprin, and a lot more. So if you think about it, ibuprofen is a generic drug and Motrin is a branded drug.

The problems with buying generic drugs is sometimes the effect on the patients. Some doctors would prefer branded drugs because these are usually more potent than generic drugs. However, generic drugs are much cheaper. So, in this case, ibuprofen is much cheaper than the branded Motrin.

Motrin is used for many ailments like: minor aches such as headache, muscular aches, arthritic pain or pain from arthritis, toothache, menstrual cramps, colds, and backache. It also temporarily decreases fever. Ibuprofen is also indicated for the same such as inflammation in arthritis, pain during menstruation called dysmenorrhea. It is likewise used in pericarditis and patent ductus arteriosus.

Motrin is available in capsule, tablet, and a syrup form for infants and chewables for kids. Ibuprofen in generic form is only available in a tablet form.

Motrin and ibuprofen should not be taken if a severe allergy occurs. People who are allergic to aspirin should not take it too. Both drugs should not also be taken by those who have stomach ulcerations and bleeding problems as it may worsen their case. People who are age 60 and above should not take it also. One should not drink any alcohol while on these drugs.

Summary:

1. Ibuprofen is a generic drug while Motrin is a branded drug.
2. Ibuprofen is cheaper than Motrin.
3. Motrin has more forms of availability than ibuprofen such as syrups, capsules, tablets, and chewable forms.
4. Both drugs are indicated for mild pain and fever.


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