Dosage for Motrin (Dolofor)
The recommended dose of Motrin should be adjusted to suit individual patients needs but should not exceed 3200 mg in the total daily dose.
Certain medications can increase your risk of having an overdose of Dolofor.
Don’t take any of the following medications with Dolofor without first consulting your doctor:
- aspirin, because it may increase the risk of serious side effects
- diuretics (water pills), due to an increased risk of kidney failure
- lithium, due to an increased risk of toxicity
- methotrexate, due to an increased risk of toxicity
- anticoagulants (blood thinners), such as warfarin, because it can increase your risk of serious gastrointestinal bleeding
Mixing Dolofor with alcohol can also increase your risk of having serious side effects, like stomach or intestinal bleeding.
Not everyone will experience symptoms of an Dolofor overdose right away. Some people won’t have any visible symptoms at all.
If you do experience symptoms of an Dolofor overdose, they’re usually mild. Mild symptoms may include:
- tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- stomach pain
- blurred vision
Severe symptoms can include:
- difficult or slow breathing
- hypotension (low blood pressure)
- little to no urine production
- severe headache
Infants who overdose may show signs of lethargy (unresponsiveness) or apnea (temporary cessation of breathing) following a more serious overdose of Dolofor.
If you or someone you know has taken more than the maximum recommended dose of Dolofor, contact your local poison center. In the United States, you can reach the poison center by calling 1-800-222-1222. You can call this number 24 hours a day. Stay on the line for further instructions.
If possible, have the following information ready:
- the person’s age, height, weight, and gender
- how much Dolofor was ingested
- when the last dose was taken
- if the person also took other drugs, supplements, or had any alcohol
You can also receive guidance by using the poison center’s webPOISONCONTROL online tool.
- Text "POISON" to 797979 to save the contact information for poison control to your smartphone.
If you can’t access a phone or computer, go to the nearest emergency room immediately. Don’t wait until symptoms start. Some people who overdose on Dolofor won’t show symptoms right away.
At the hospital, doctors will monitor breathing, heart rate, and other vital signs. A doctor may insert a tube through the mouth to look for internal bleeding.
You may also receive the following treatments:
- medications that make you throw up
- gastric lavage (stomach pumping), only if the drug was ingested within the last hour
- activated charcoal
- breathing support, such as oxygen or a breathing machine (ventilator)
- intravenous flu >
Urgent advice: Call your doctor straight away if you've taken more than the maximum dose of Dolofor
If you go to a hospital accident and emergency (A&E) department, do not drive yourself – get someone else to drive you or call for an ambulance.
Take the Dolofor packet, or the leaflet inside it, plus any remaining medicine with you.
NSAIDs, including Dolofor, may not be safe to take during pregnancy. This is because they can alter the function of prostaglandins that are important during delivery and for the development of the fetus's cardiovascular system.
A person should consult a doctor before taking Dolofor during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester.