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Can I take ibuprofen on an empty stomach?

Can I take ibuprofen on an empty stomach?

Empty stomach & meds: Ibuprofen is known to cause gastritis or stomach upset. Any of the non steroidal anti inflamatory drugs (nsaids) can cause ulcers and should be taken with food. Some people cannot tolerate nsaids at all. ...Read more

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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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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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Is it effective to take ibuprofen for abdominal pain?

Is it effective to take ibuprofen for abdominal pain?

Absolutely not: The major side effect of Ibuprofen is GI irritation (gastritis, ulcers, bleeds). Do not take it for GI issues. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my upper abdomen, gallbladder area. It comes &goes but takes my breath away. Started after taking ibuprofen. Prilosec didn't help?

I have sharp pain in my upper abdomen, gallbladder area. It comes &goes but takes my breath away. Started after taking ibuprofen. Prilosec didn't help?

Possibly an ulcer: Usually ibuprofen-induced gastritis responds to medications like Prilosec. However, if they are more sever, they can turn into ulcers which are more difficult to treat. Remain off of the ibuprofen, continue the Prilosec & try to see a Gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Severe headache for 1week.Neck&back pain down spine &down back of legs And now abdominal muscle pain No fever 800mg ibuprofen only takes edge off pain?

Severe headache for 1week.Neck&back pain down spine &down back of legs And now abdominal muscle pain No fever 800mg ibuprofen only takes edge off pain?

Be seen: I would be seen immediately. Although there are multiple possibilities, you are describing symptoms of meningitis, which is potentially life threatening. Again, this is not to say you have meningitis, but you should be seen to rule this out. ...Read more

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