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Is it bad to take aspirin and nurofen together? i woke up with a terrible headache, and took an aspirin. now i have some bad period pain :(

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ok if short-term use: Nurofen contains Ibuprofen (motrin or advil (ibuprofen) in the U.S.). Aspirin is a similar anti-pain, anti-inflammation drug, but Aspirin can cause more stomach upset. For typical, occasional headaches and/or menstrual pains, using normal doses of either or both on the same day is probably ok (for short-term use). A doctor should evaluate bad pains or prolonged symptoms to rule out more serious problems.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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