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is it ok to take ibuprofen if have stomach flu

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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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Okay but...: Ibuprofen is okay to take but it may make your stomach symptoms worse. It can cause irritation to the stomach lining. If you take it make sure to take ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
NO: In my humble opinion, the answer is no. Ibuprofen is well known to be a gastrointestinal irritant.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Okay: It is okay to take ibuprofen or Naproxen while you have the stomach flu, as it will not lead to Reyes syndrome. However, these type of medications ( ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Stomach flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Chest pain: Anyone with unexplained chest pain alone should be seen ASAP by a doctor. In your case there are several issues that deserve an examination. ER would ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Chills and fever: See a doctor or go to the er to make sure your chills and fever are the flu and not an infection related to your esophageal tear.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Going it alone?: If you don't want a Dr and Rx, ask a pharmacist to recommend OTC items that address your specific symptoms. W/out a Dr's Dx, it might not be a flu but ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Commonly used anti-nausea med to allow oral hydration when have viral GI illnesses (/"stomach flu").
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: You may take them at an appropriate dose. Make sure you maintain adequate hydration.
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