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Motrin Dangers

Most people who take Motrin® (ibuprofen) do not experience any problems. However, this medication is not suitable for everyone, so make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about the possible dangers that may apply to you. For example, side effects may occur in some people taking Motrin.
 
Some of the most common side effects of this drug include:
 
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Unexplained rash.
     
Although side effects of Motrin tend to be minor, there are some serious side effects that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or slurred speech.
 
Other potential dangers with Motrin include drug interactions and the possible risks of using this drug while pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, you may not be able to take Motrin if you have certain medical conditions, such as bleeding problems, asthma, or heart disease.
 
(Click Motrin Side Effects and Precautions and Warnings With Motrin for more information on potential dangers of Motrin. These articles also explain what to tell your healthcare provider before using Motrin and who may not be able to use the medication safely.)
 
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