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What happens if I take Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus plus and consume alcohol?

What happens if I take Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus plus and consume alcohol?

Use a mattress: the combination of a pill that contains antihistamine with alcohol can make you quite ill, dizzy or you just might pass out: not a great idea. ...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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Is it bad to take an Advil (ibuprofen) and drink alcohol?

Is it bad to take an Advil (ibuprofen) and drink alcohol?

Not a good idea: Even though most of the time it may be safe to take advil (ibuprofen) after drinking , but you have to be aware that alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding caused by ibuprophen.So if you take it and start with black tarry stools or vomiting blood go to the er asap/call doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) for a headache right after i had an alcohol drink?

Is it okay to take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) for a headache right after i had an alcohol drink?

YES IT MAY BE OK BUT: Yes it may be ok as long as you had one alcohol drink but you have to be aware that mixing alcohol and advil (ibuprofen) does increase your risk of stomach bleeding due to ibuprophen(advil (ibuprofen)) so if you have black tarry stools or vomit blood go to er/call your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol whilst taking advil (ibuprofen)? What could happen from taking both together?

Is it ok to drink alcohol whilst taking advil (ibuprofen)? What could happen from taking both together?

Yes but...: There is usually no problem unless you already have a stomach problem (gastritis, ulcer etc) in which case both substances can aggravate the stomach. ...Read more

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Why can't you tske Advil (ibuprofen) with alcohol?

Why can't you tske Advil (ibuprofen) with alcohol?

See below: Taking Ibuprofen with alcohol is acceptable as long as you follow the dosing and frequency recommendations. However, there are risks related to irritation of the lining of the stomach and the risks increase if you drink more than recommended and take more than the recommended amounts of ibuprofen. If kidney problems, don't take Ibuprofen unless advise by your doc. ...Read more

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I looked this up on the internet but every site has a different opinion. Is tylonal safer than Advil or ibuprofen? What if alcohol is consumed?

I looked this up on the internet but every site has a different opinion. Is tylonal safer than Advil or ibuprofen? What if alcohol is consumed?

Toxic Medications: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the most deadly medications on the market today. Aspirin is a close second. Alcohol makes either of these worse. I am always saddened by questions like this (they are common) and I am very aware that there is a suicide possibility at the back of the mind of those asking. I would reach through this cyber space and let you know that help is available. You do not need to feel this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it dangerous to start drinking alcohol 2 hours after taking advil (ibuprofen)?

It could be.: It depends on how much alcohol you plan to drink and how much advil (ibuprofen) you took. Alcohol can increase your risk of bleeding w/ Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anit-inflammatory meds including aspirin. ...Read more

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Can you take ibuprofen while drinking alcohol?

Can you take ibuprofen while drinking alcohol?

Avoid!: Ibuprofen, other non steroidal anti inflammatory medications, as well as aspirin, may lead to gastrointestinal bleed if taken with alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I I take 400mg ibuprofen and a moderate amount of alcohol while on 15mg lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can I I take 400mg ibuprofen and a moderate amount of alcohol while on 15mg lexapro (escitalopram)?

Not wise: Lexapro (escitalopram) and alcohol are not a good mix and it's also risky w/ Advil - You can expect to be dizzy, drowsy, generally feel bad, weak and confused. There are some risks of internal bleeding w/ the combo pills. Find other choices - discuss w/ Dr and/or druggist honestly and intelligently. ...Read more

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