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why should you not take advil on an empty stomach

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Common: always best to take advil with food with some fat. Not to worry just remember for next time
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
26 years experience Family Medicine
Common : Advil or similar ( ibuprofen, Naproxen, Aspirin) are great anti inflammatory BUT can cause gastric inflammation or even ulcer if taken on empty stomac ... Read More

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
? allergy: You may have had an allergic reaction to Advil. Do not take Advil or related drugs. You may use Tylenol for pain relief. It would be prudent to discus ... Read More
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Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Reaction : It could be so contact your doctor
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not allergy: Something happened. You had a near-syncopal episode. Your blood pressure dropped. You neglected to narrate subsequent events which would give importan ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimiro Giua
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Interstitial cystiti: First you should not take advil on an empty stomach. You can get gastric ulcers and worse GI bleed. You may need to rule out an interstitial cystitis ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not safe: You exceeded the total recommended dosage in a day, you also took it more frequently. You want to drink more water over the next day, no more advil or ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Try Extra Strength: Tylenol- 2 caplets every 6-8 hrs PLUS BioFreeze Liniment ( OTC)- if severe and unrelieved proceed to urgent care clinic.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Tylenol (acetaminophen): extra strenght. Can take upto 3000mg in divided doses a day.Consider Omeprazole and treatment for H pylori if positive. Avoid NSAIDs
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashraf Guirgues
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Acid reflux: Coming off a leave just like coming off any anti-inflammatory can lead to increased inflammation and rebound headaches can occur. But be very careful ... Read More
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A 12-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
May be ibuprofen: The new abdominal pain may be from the ibuprofen. I suggest you discontinue it and substitute Tylenol (acetaminophen). If this does not result in imp ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Advil (ibuprofen): Too much Advil (ibuprofen) can cause exacerbation of ulcers and worsen the crowns. Stop the advil (ibuprofen) and see your doctor as soon as possible ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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All of the above: All NSAIDS ( Advil, Aleve, aspirin and generic equivalents) are ulcerogenic; howverver, many gastric and peptic ulcers are caused by the bacteria, H. ... Read More

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