64points

Motrin IB

60points

Motrin PM

Motrin IB
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Motrin IB vs Motrin PM

Motrin IB
Motrin PM

Why is Motrin IB better than Motrin PM?

  • 4 higher daily limit
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    6vs2
  • 20 more pills in the box
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    100vs80
  • Can be used to treat mild arthritis pain
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  • Recommended for sore throats
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  • Targets rheumatic pain
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  • Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
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  • Not linked to dependency
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Why is Motrin PM better than Motrin IB?

  • 38mg more diphenhydramine content
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    38mgvs0mg
  • Has more than one active ingredient
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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

6

2

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
2.pills per box

100

80

A higher number of pills per box may imply that the product is more safe than others. Many painkillers are regulated so that a person may not buy more than a certain amount at any one time.
3.consecutive days

10

10

This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.
4.Is available over-the-counter
Motrin IB
Motrin PM
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
5.minimum age requirements

12years

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
6.Not linked to dependency
Motrin IB
Motrin PM
It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.

Composition

1.ibuprofen

200mg

200mg

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.
2.paracetamol

0mg

0mg

Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.
3.naproxen

0mg

0mg

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.
4.caffeine

0mg

0mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
5.codeine

0mg

0mg

Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.
6.aspirin

0mg

0mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.

Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Motrin IB
Motrin PM
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Motrin IB
Motrin PM
Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.
3.Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
Motrin IB
Motrin PM
Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.
4.Not linked to low blood pressure
Motrin IB
Motrin PM
Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.
5.Targets muscular pain
Motrin IB
Motrin PM
Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
6.Can be used to treat mild arthritis pain
Motrin IB
Motrin PM
Arthritis is a common condition which causes inflammation within a joint. This can cause a lot of pain as well as difficulty carrying out day to day tasks.

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