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Can I take ibuprofen on an empty stomach?
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not a good idea
I do not recommend that Ibuprofen or any NSAID be taken on an empty stomach.
If you cannot take it with food, try a glass of milk.

In brief: Not a good idea
I do not recommend that Ibuprofen or any NSAID be taken on an empty stomach.
If you cannot take it with food, try a glass of milk.
Dr. Karl Haake
Dr. Karl Haake
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes, if necessary
A person can take Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) on an empty stomach, but may get more stomach irritation that way.
It is better to take Ibuprofen with some simple food, such as a banana or a couple slices of bread.

In brief: Yes, if necessary
A person can take Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) on an empty stomach, but may get more stomach irritation that way.
It is better to take Ibuprofen with some simple food, such as a banana or a couple slices of bread.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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