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How long would you wait to drink after taking ibuprofen

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Don't mix: Easiest way to cause yourself an ulcer or severe gastritis. Depends on how much you have of either.
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Moderation: If drinking in moderation and you've taken your Ibuprofen with food - go for it!
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No set time: The drug last 8 hours and the real concern would be for an upset stomach so say 12 to be safe.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 43 years experience
A LONG TIME: You are risking for a gastric beed.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Somewhat: Most drugs function best if not taken with alcohol as absorption rates are modified.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Not a good idea: Even though most of the time it may be safe to take advil (ibuprofen) after drinking , but you have to be aware that alcohol can increase the risk of ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: Taking Ibuprofen with alcohol is acceptable as long as you follow the dosing and frequency recommendations. However, there are risks related to irrit... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Yes: As long as you do not have stomach acid problems as alcohol can make that worse and advil (ibuprofen) can irritate your stomach but otherwise should n... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
Probably: Primarily because you subjecting your stomach to a high concentration of ibuprofen which could at the very least irritate your stomach, possibly start... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Avoid: Both alcohol and Ibuprofen can increase the risk of stomach ulcers and when used together, that chance is increased. Alcohol can lower your pain thre... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes but: Advil (ibuprofen) congestion in us contains phenylephrine and ibuprophen .You can take it after drinking as long as the drinking is in moderation.If y... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Is what safe?: Drinking too much? Being tipsy? A toothache? Taking ibuprofen? Hmmm.......If you normally are not allergic and can take ibuprofen, it should be fine.... Read More

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