How Does Motrin Work?
The ibuprofen contained in Motrin blocks the production of prostaglandins, substances the body releases in response to illness and injury. The drug also has an antiplatelet effect which stops blood from clotting.
What’s the Difference Between Motrin, Advil and Tylenol?
Motrin and Advil are the same medicine. They contain the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) ibuprofen. Tylenol is made of pure acetaminophen, which has no anti-inflammatory properties.
How Many Types of Motrin are There?
- Motrin IB Liquid Gels
- Motrin IB Caplets
- Motrin PM Caplets
- Children’s Motrin
- Infants’ Motrin
Does Motrin Interact with Other Medications?
A total of 408 drugs (1526 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Motrin. These include:
- 89 major drug interactions (394 brand and generic names)
- 290 moderate drug interactions (957 brand and generic names)
- 29 minor drug interactions (175 brand and generic names)
Why are Motrin Lawsuits Being Filed?
Lawsuits are being filed against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company failed to adequately warn consumers that Motrin products can increase the risk of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), severe skin reactions that cause rash, skin peeling, and sores on the mucous membranes.
Has a Class Action Lawsuit Been Filed?
No class action lawsuit has been filed over cases of SJS/TEN alleged from Motrin. However, this does not mean you’re out of luck if you’ve been injured. Our lawyers are currently filing individual Motrin lawsuits on behalf of people who developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome and/or toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Have There Been Any Settlements?
To date, no large settlements have been offered by Johnson & Johnson in the Motrin litigation. However, there have been several large multi-million dollar jury verdicts awarded to people who were diagnosed with SJS/TEN after taking Motrin.
What Can I be Compensated for?
If our lawyers determine that you have a valid Motrin Stevens-Johnson syndrome lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation to assist with:
- The cost of hospital stays, emergency room visits, ambulance rides
- The cost of future treatments
- Income lost because you were unable to work
- Physical and emotional suffering
- Cost incurred due to death