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A 28-year-old male asked:

Is ibuprofen (advil/aleve) okay to take during stomach flu to treat headaches and cramps or will it lead to reye's disease like aspirin?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Okay: It is okay to take ibuprofen or Naproxen while you have the stomach flu, as it will not lead to Reyes syndrome. However, these type of medications (NSAIDs) can further irritate your stomach. I would recommend trying acetaminophen first.

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Last updated Aug 29, 2018

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