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hi i have a bad headache , i had a half of cup of a mix drink of alcohol. i was wondering if i can take an motrin ? thank you

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
Yes: If headache (HA) is 'worst you've ever had,' get immed. med attention.If it's a standard HA for you, chances are it's benign.NSAIDS like Motrin should not significantly interact with the alcohol, though large amounts make some people sleepy.I'd advise staying awake until the HA is gone.If it worsens, seek help.HA's have many causes, incl foods & alcohol, or more serious causes like aneurysms.
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Great advice!
Oct 20, 2014
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Yes: If you have no history of adverse reaction to motrin you can take it. Alcohol can trigger migraine headaches and other types of headache. These can be accompanied by dehydration caused by the diuretic effect of alcohol and you should be sure to replenish fluids with an electrolyte drink. One favorite remedy from the Venice Beach crowd was 1/2 orange juice and 1/2 sprite with 2 ibuprofen (3) if you are bigger. Avoid acetaminophen (tylenol)

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