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A 32-year-old female asked:

Had afew glasses of wine fri and 4 drinks tonight with friends.i definitely have a fever. bad to take advil (ibuprofen) or can i just sleep it off?feel flu like.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sofian Al-khatib
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Its OK to take advil (ibuprofen): Advil (ibuprofen) is an NSAID which acts on our kidneys. When people take alcohol Tylenol or acetaminophen is the only drug we need to be concerned about. You can go ahead and take Advil (ibuprofen), if that is your concern. I do have to mention that Advil (ibuprofen) or other NSAID's can cause gastritis, so if you have any history of GERD or acid reflux you may want to take OTC-PPI (over the counter proton pump inhibitor)
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Fine: Yes, this is ok to take Advil (ibuprofen).
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
OK: it is OK to take ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for a fever, or body ache in spite of few drinks of alcohol.

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