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Side Effects

(The side effects listed below are NOT a complete list of possible side effects of Motrin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects. Yet, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. When side effects do occur, in many cases they are minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
The most common Motrin side effects include:
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Unexplained rash.
Less common but serious side effects include:
  • Cardiovascular problems, including a heart attack or stroke
  • Stomach or intestine problems, including bleeding, ulcers, or a hole (known as a perforation)
  • Liver damage
  • Kidney problems, including kidney failure
  • Rapid weight gain (see Motrin and Weight Gain)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Allergic reaction
  • Unexplained rash.
These possible side effects are shared with all NSAIDs and can lead to life-threatening complications or even loss of life.
(Click Motrin Side Effects to learn about the specific side effects of this drug, including possible serious side effects to look out for.)

Drug Interactions With Motrin

Motrin has a number of medicines that it can potentially interact with.
(Click Drug Interactions With Motrin for more information about these possible interactions.)
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