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is it ok to take ibuprofen before you drink

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Paracetamol: Not sure why that is needed unless u r trfying to lessen effects of intoxication. Not advise combination due to harmful effect on stomach & heart.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
No: Aspirin will irritate the lining of the stomach and may make the gastritis worse. Don't take non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds either ( advil, napr ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Depends: It depends in which medication. In general if it is Valtrex (valacyclovir) it is ok to drink a small amount of alcohol. Do not drink excessive amounts ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: ..it is safe. Thanks for trusting HealthTap.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Koroush Khalighi
34 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Carful mixing drugs: Think of alcohol as another drug. In general it is not safe.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Panadol (acetaminophen): Sure you can take one. The main issue is what are you taking it for ? Pain, headache, backache etc... Do not take for no reason.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Very little: It is not recommended to combine the two because both alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) are metabolized in the liver. Hepatic toxicity due to tyleno ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
No, but good try: Ranitidine can increase blood alcohol to dangerous levels. Best to avoid for at least a day before drinking. See http://www.Webmd.Com/drugs/drug-4091- ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, but...: ...It will probably make your stomach feel worse than it already does.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Melatonin: No problem with alcohol and melatonin.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes but why?: Do you have some chronic discomfort that needs analysis. Acetaminophen will mask pain and given you comfort in moderate doses. But a chronic pain sh ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Milk will not interfere with the absorption of amoxicillin.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
NO: There was one solitary study theat came out recently that said moderate drinking probably not harmful to unborn. Many flaws with this particular stud ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: That should be ok. Make sure you always take aleve (naproxen) with food.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: Alcohol is not a normal food, even though it is high in calories. The baby gets its nourishment from you annd there is no time in life when proper nut ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Felicia Baxter
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Motrin is ok: Yes Ibuprofen and in its many forms, Motrin IB etc is ok to take during your period and it may work better than tylenol (acetaminophen) for cramps.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
If you have pain: Yes you can if you have headache or pain some part of your body.Advil (ibuprofen) not to be taken for lightheadedness only.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Doing that significantly increases the risk of GI side effects such as gastritis or ulcer.

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