Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen and alcohol is a poor combination because both ibuprofen and alcohol can lead to gastritis. This combination greatly increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and drinking alcohol should be avoided while on ibuprofen. Likewise using ibuprofen for treatment of headache or other symptoms after heavy drinking is a poor choice because of the increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.

Ibuprofen should generally be avoided in heavy drinkers alcoholics. This is also true of all of the of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. This can be a difficult problem for patients with arthritis or other inflammatory a painful conditions where use of and NSAID would otherwise be optimal. Cessation of alcohol intake prior to institution of treatment with ibuprofen or and NSAID should be considered. If this is not possible alternative management of pain and inflammation should be entertained.

In summary ibuprofen and alcohol is one to avoid to prevent serious a life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding. See our main page on SideEffectz.com about Ibuprofen side effects. Leave a comment below if you feel up to sharing your experience with Ibuprofen and alcohol in the comment section here.

 

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