I don't want ibuprofen...

  1. I only take Motrin.



    Sorry kid, I only have ibuprofen.
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   ctate
    I had a parent tell me, "I only by Motrin. I don't do generic."
  4. by   BeckyESRN
    My husband insists that generic IBU does not work at all and the only thing that works is "Motrin"-he's a nurse- I've been refilling that same Motrin bottle for 4 years now with IBU from Sam's Club, guess who hasn't noticed the difference...
  5. by   DEgalRN
    Quote from ctate
    I had a parent tell me, "I only by Motrin. I don't do generic."
    At least they admit that it's the same thing, if only generic. This kid would not believe me that Motrin and Ibuprofen were the same thing!
  6. by   NurseBeans
    Quote from BeckyESRN
    My husband insists that generic IBU does not work at all and the only thing that works is "Motrin"-he's a nurse- I've been refilling that same Motrin bottle for 4 years now with IBU from Sam's Club, guess who hasn't noticed the difference...
    Wow. Are we married to the same man or something? My hubby says the same thing. He's not a nurse but his brother, who is a nurse, says to only buy the name brand so he whines about the generics I buy. Never thought to just refill a name brand bottle with a generic...smart.
  7. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from BeckyESRN
    My husband insists that generic IBU does not work at all and the only thing that works is "Motrin"-he's a nurse- I've been refilling that same Motrin bottle for 4 years now with IBU from Sam's Club, guess who hasn't noticed the difference...
    The force (of placebo) is strong in that one.
  8. by   Cattz
    Quote from BeckyESRN
    My husband insists that generic IBU does not work at all and the only thing that works is "Motrin"-he's a nurse- I've been refilling that same Motrin bottle for 4 years now with IBU from Sam's Club, guess who hasn't noticed the difference...
    Haha!! I love THIS!!
  9. by   Ben_Dover
    Quote from BeckyESRN
    My husband insists that generic IBU does not work at all and the only thing that works is "Motrin"-he's a nurse- I've been refilling that same Motrin bottle for 4 years now with IBU from Sam's Club, guess who hasn't noticed the difference...
    Weh weh waite a minute! Shouldn't this be considered as cheating?!
  10. by   Amethya
    I had this last week... a mom called me telling me if I can't give her child Motrin or Tylenol and I told her, "Ma'am, I'm sorry, but I'm not allowed to give ibuprofen or acetaminophen to students. I can only give it if a medical administrating form was signed by you and a physician." "But I don't want you to give them that, I said if you can give them Mortrin or Tylenol, not other drugs! I do not want my child to be drugged up!"

    I'm trying not to laugh or giggle on the phone when she said this. "Ma'am, those names I said are Tylenol and Motrin, they are just the generic names they usually have." I heard silence for a while and she said, "Well you could've just said that instead of them fancy names." I apologized and then we kept having the conversation as if this exchange never happened.
  11. by   Julius Seizure
    Also blows peoples minds that Motrin and Advil are the same thing.

    "Do you have any Motrin?"

    "No but I have Advil."

    "Oh, no thanks, Advil is the only thing that works for me."
  12. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from Julius Seizure
    Also blows peoples minds that Motrin and Advil are the same thing.

    "Do you have any Motrin?"

    "No but I have Advil."

    "Oh, no thanks, Advil is the only thing that works for me."
    Or Dilaudid, because we all know that's what really works best!
  13. by   grammy1
    I'll take any of the generics, but must admit I prefer the liqui-gels. It may be in my head, but it feels like they work faster.
  14. by   kidzcare
    Quote from grammy1
    I'll take any of the generics, but must admit I prefer the liqui-gels. It may be in my head, but it feels like they work faster.
    I think that is the idea of a liquid gel. The outer casing is broken down easily in the stomach so that the medicine can be absorbed more quickly

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