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Motrin PM

Generic name: ibuprofen and diphenhydramine citrate
Dosage form: tablet, coated
Drug class: Analgesic combinations

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 23, 2020.

Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each caplet) Purposes
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Diphenhydramine citrate 38 mg Nighttime sleep-aid
Ibuprofen 200 mg (NSAID)* Pain reliever


  • for relief of occasional sleeplessness when associated with minor aches and pains
  • helps you fall asleep and stay asleep


Allergy alert

Ibuprofen may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin. Symptoms may include:

  • hives
  • facial swelling
  • asthma (wheezing)
  • shock
  • skin reddening
  • rash
  • blisters

If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

Stomach bleeding warning

This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you:

  • are age 60 or older
  • have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
  • take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
  • take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others)
  • have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
  • take more or for a longer time than directed

Do not use

  • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
  • unless you have time for a full night's sleep
  • in children under 12 years of age
  • right before or after heart surgery
  • with any other product containing diphenhydramine, even one used on skin
  • if you have sleeplessness without pain

Ask a doctor before use if

  • the stomach bleeding warning applies to you
  • you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
  • you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease
  • you are taking a diuretic
  • you have a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
  • you have asthma
  • you have glaucoma
  • you have trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

  • taking sedatives or tranquilizers, or any other sleep-aid
  • under a doctor's care for any continuing medical illness
  • taking any other antihistamines
  • taking aspirin for heart attack or stroke, because ibuprofen may decrease this benefit of aspirin
  • taking any other drug

When using this product

  • drowsiness will occur
  • avoid alcoholic drinks
  • do not drive a motor vehicle or operate machinery
  • take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs
  • the risk of heart attack or stroke may increase if you use more than directed or for longer than directed

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • you experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding:
    • feel faint
    • vomit blood
    • have bloody or black stools
    • have stomach pain that does not get better
  • sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 2 weeks. Insomnia may be a symptom of a serious underlying medical illness.
  • redness or swelling is present in the painful area
  • any new symptoms appear

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222)


  • do not take more than directed
  • do not take longer than 10 days, unless directed by a doctor (see Warnings)
  • adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 caplets at bedtime
  • do not take more than 2 caplets in 24 hours

Other information

  • read all warnings and directions before use. Keep carton.
  • store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)
  • avoid excessive heat above 40°C (104°F)

Inactive ingredients

colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, glyceryl behenate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, pregelatinized starch, talc, titanium dioxide

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NDC 50580-563-80

Motrin PM

Ibuprofen, 200 mg /
Diphenhydramine citrate, 38 mg Tablets
Pain Reliever (NSAID)/Nighttime Sleep-Aid

80 Coated Caplets**

** Capsule-Shaped Tablets

ibuprofen and diphenhydramine citrate tablet, coated
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:50580-563
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen) Ibuprofen 200 mg
Diphenhydramine Citrate (Diphenhydramine) Diphenhydramine Citrate 38 mg
Product Characteristics
Color WHITE Score no score
Shape OVAL Size 15mm
Flavor Imprint Code MOTRIN;PM
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:50580-563-20 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC (BOTTLE) in 1 CARTON
2 NDC:50580-563-40 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC (BOTTLE) in 1 CARTON
3 NDC:50580-563-80 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC (BOTTLE) in 1 CARTON
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
ANDA ANDA079113 01/11/2010
Labeler - McNeil Consumer Healthcare Div McNeil-PPC, Inc (878046358)
McNeil Consumer Healthcare Div McNeil-PPC, Inc

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