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

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

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

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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If I've been drinking alcohol tonight and had my last drink 2hours ago can I take ibuprofen?

If I've been drinking alcohol tonight and had my last drink 2hours ago can I take ibuprofen?

Yes, you can: It is generally safe to take ibuprofen and drink alcohol, however, it is recommended that you limit your alcohol quantity. ...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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Is it okay to take 2 Advil 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 does increase your risk of stomach bleeding due to ibuprophen(advil) 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 bad to take an Advil and drink alcohol?

Is it bad to take an Advil and drink alcohol?

Not a good idea: Even though most of the time it may be safe to take advil 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 ok to drink alcohol whilst taking advil? What could happen from taking both together?

Is it ok to drink alcohol whilst taking advil? 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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How much time should I wait after drinking alcohol to take my pills.?

How much time should I wait after drinking alcohol to take my pills.?

What are your pills?: and how much alcohol are we talking about. I am always concerned when someone is going to a stranger online to ask these questions, rather than the prescribing doctor or their pharmacist, and I think my concern is that they are drinking far more than they are comfortable telling them about. Even social drinking can be dangerous with some medications, and larger amounts more so. Talk to your MD! ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol can I take nyquil?

Depends.: How much did you drink? Are you planning on driving or are you just going to bed? You should look on the nyquil as another 50 proof source of alcohol and act appropriately. ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol can you take ambein?

How long after drinking alcohol can you take ambein?

One day, minimum: Alcohol and Ambien are both central nervous system depressants; their additive effect can be dangerous, even fatal. If you run across someone who exhibits symptoms of having combined the two - pinpoint pupils, slurred speech, strange behavior, inability to wake up - call 911 immediately. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after drinking alcohol to take flu medicine?

How long do I have to wait after drinking alcohol to take flu medicine?

Alcohol & Medication: Depending on amount of alcohol consumed & what type of medications. Usually, moderate consumption of alcohol when taken within 1-2 hours of sedating or blood pressure lowering type of medications can add to sedation & is not advised. Also there is additive effect on stomach & liver. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Advil (Definition)

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