Quick Answer: Who Should Not Take Motrin?

What can I take instead of ibuprofen for inflammation?

Naproxen.

Another anti-inflammatory drug, which works much like ibuprofen.

Some studies show this may be a better choice than ibuprofen for people at risk for heart disease.

Aspirin..

Who should not take ibuprofen?

You should use ibuprofen with caution if you’re aged 65 or over, breastfeeding, or have:asthma.kidney or liver problems.lupus.Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.previously had any bleeding in your stomach.high blood pressure (hypertension)narrowing of the arteries (peripheral arterial disease)More items…•

What medications should not be taken with Motrin?

Advil is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and should not be taken with any other product containing: Ibuprofen (like Motrin) Naproxen (like Aleve or Midol) Aspirin.

Is taking Motrin bad for you?

Motrin can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or take high doses, or if you have heart disease. Even people without heart disease or risk factors could have a stroke or heart attack while taking this medicine.

What drugs interact with Motrin?

Some products that may interact with this drug include: aliskiren, ACE inhibitors (such as captopril, lisinopril), angiotensin II receptor blockers (such as valsartan, losartan), cidofovir, corticosteroids (such as prednisone), lithium, “water pills” (diuretics such as furosemide).

What ibuprofen does to the body?

Ibuprofen works by blocking the production of prostaglandins, substances that the body releases in response to illness and injury. Prostaglandins cause pain and swelling, or inflammation. They are released in the brain, and they can also cause fever. Ibuprofen’s painkilling effects begin soon after taking a dose.