Los Angeles, CA
A 23-year-old male asked:
is acetaminophen less irritating to stomach and intestines than ibuprofen?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Non steroidal anti inflamtory medicine(nsaid) like ibuprofen, advil, aleve, naproxen, commonly available drugs for pain relief can irritate the gastric mucosa and can cause gastritis even the bleeding ulcer. Therefore it is not advisable to take it on empty stomach.Where as tyleno (actamenophen) is not nsaid.
Last updated May 5, 2014
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