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Serious Motrin Side Effects

Just like any drug, Motrin has the potential to cause serious side effects. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) other than aspirin, including Motrin, may have a higher risk for heart attack or stroke than those who do not take NSAIDs. This risk may be higher in people who have been taking NSAIDs for a long time. These events can occur without any warning and can lead to loss of life. Get emergency medical help by calling 911 as soon as possible if you experience any of the following symptoms:
 
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness on one part of your body
  • Slurred speech.
     
Other serious Motrin side effects include but are not limited to:
 
  • Allergic reactions, such as:
 
    • Swelling of the face or body
    • Blisters
    • Unexplained skin rash
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing
 
  • Stomach or intestine problems, including bleeding, ulcers, or a hole (known as a perforation)
  • Liver damage, which can cause:
 
    • Nausea
    • Fatigue
    • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
    • Excessive tiredness
 
Because Motrin can increase the risk of major or life-threatening bleeding, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you notice any unusual bleeding or have any of the following symptoms:
 
  • Bloody nose
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Blood in the urine or stools
  • Vomiting blood
  • Red or purple spots on the skin.
     
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