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A 21-year-old member asked:

I have gastroenteritis (stomach flu) is it okay to take ibuprofen?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 46 years experience
NO: In my humble opinion, the answer is no. Ibuprofen is well known to be a gastrointestinal irritant.
Dr. Jeremy Adler
A Verified Doctoranswered
28 years experience
No: Ibuprofen will not help a stomach flu, and it may cause gastritis or stomach ulcers.

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Is it ok to take ibuprofen if have stomach flu?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Yes, but...: ...It will probably make your stomach feel worse than it already does.

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