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Will taking Tums or Zantac (ranitidine) 150 with Advil help prevent stomach irritation/upset caused by Advil?

Will taking Tums or Zantac (ranitidine) 150 with Advil help prevent stomach irritation/upset caused by Advil?

PPI is better: Over-the-counter proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec (omeprazole) or Nexium (esomeprazole) can protect the stomach from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Advil (ibuprofen)/Aleve (naproxen). H2 blockers like Zantac (ranitidine)/Pepcid (famotidine) at double dose are less effective, & protect only the duodenum, not the stomach. Antacids like Tums (calcium carbonate) are inadequate for this purpose. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Last night i drank took an aleve (naproxen) 5 hours later and went to sleep woke up with stomach pains. then at 11 pm took an advil and got stomach pains am i ok?

Last night i drank took an aleve (naproxen) 5 hours later and went to sleep woke up with stomach pains. then at 11 pm took an advil and got stomach pains am i ok?

Probably: But it's a bad idea to combine Aleve, (naproxen) which is a NonSteroidalAntiInflammatoryDrug (NSAID) with alcohol. They can both have a toxic effect on the lining of your stomach. Should you develop blac, tarry stools, or vomiting, consult your physician at once ...Read more

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I took Advil on an empty stomach and within 15 minutes I felt nauseas, faint, hands went numb, vision was blurry. Is this because of Advil?

I took Advil on an empty stomach and within 15 minutes I felt nauseas, faint, hands went numb, vision was blurry. Is this because of Advil?

? allergy: You may have had an allergic reaction to Advil. Do not take Advil or related drugs. You may use Tylenol for pain relief. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Have history of ulcers and serological evidence of Crohns. Ive been taking 15 advil/day for 2 weeks now my stomach hurts. Possible causes?

Have history of ulcers and serological evidence of Crohns.   Ive been taking 15 advil/day for 2 weeks now my stomach hurts.  Possible causes?

Advil (ibuprofen): Too much Advil (ibuprofen) can cause exacerbation of ulcers and worsen the crowns. Stop the advil (ibuprofen) and see your doctor as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lower right abdominal achyness. Last night 30 min of severe pain.almost passed out. Ovulation time. More frequent bm, gassiness.3 Advil (ibuprofen) no help?

Many Possibilities: You have many years experience with ovulation. If your experience now is dramatically different, something different is going on. Torsion of an ovarian cyst is possible. Non-gynecological causes must be considered. If pain persists, see a doctor—but for pain of the severity you scribe, you already knew that. ...Read more

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My stomach really hurts, what do I do? I've taking some Advil and rollaids. I've had some diaherra. I've been trying not to eat un healthy foods and eating crackers. It hurts when i become very active. I also feel like I have to t throw up but i haven't.

My stomach really hurts, what do I do? I've taking some Advil and rollaids. I've had some diaherra. I've been trying not to eat un healthy foods and eating crackers. It hurts when i become very active. I also feel like I have to t throw up but i haven't.

If : If your symptoms have not resolved as of yet please see your doctor. A more detailed history and physical needs to be done in order to find out what is going on. You may be dealing with food poisoning, gastritis, an ulcer, pregnancy (if possible) urinary issues, intestinal infection, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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