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Is it ok to take ibuprofen if have stomach flu

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Yes, but...: ...It will probably make your stomach feel worse than it already does.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 46 years experience
NO: In my humble opinion, the answer is no. Ibuprofen is well known to be a gastrointestinal irritant.
Dr. Jeremy Adler
A Verified Doctoranswered
28 years experience
No: Ibuprofen will not help a stomach flu, and it may cause gastritis or stomach ulcers.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
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.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Commonly used anti-nausea med to allow oral hydration when have viral GI illnesses (/"stomach flu").
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Probably: You may take them at an appropriate dose. Make sure you maintain adequate hydration.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Stay hydrated: When fighting the "stomach flu" (which is not always influenza), the most important thing is to stay hydrated. Take small sips of water and/or dilute ... Read More