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Motrin and Children

If you have mild to moderate pain caused by certain conditions, you may benefit from Motrin® (ibuprofen). This medication is available in several forms, some of which are only available with a prescription. It is approved for use in adults; however, there are also formulations available for infants and children.
Motrin is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by inhibiting the action of certain hormones, called prostaglandins, that cause inflammation and pain in the body. As a result, Motrin is effective at:
  • Reducing pain related to bone, muscle, or tendon injury or inflammation
  • Lowering fever
  • Alleviating pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other conditions.
(For more information on children's formulations, click What Is Motrin Used For?. This article also discusses how Motrin works and talks about specific uses of the drug.)
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