Is it safe to use ibuprofen before I eat any food?
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Can I use ibuprofen before eating
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You should eat something before taking the pill. So just eat a little if you’re going to take the pill, you’ve got nothing to lose. Ibuprofen’s damage can be much more serious than a simple stomach ache. One of the most common side effects of taking ibuprofen on an empty stomach is stomach aches. Moms, doctors and all sorts of people recommend taking the pill after having something to eat and now we know why. The pill can cause damages to the stomach lining, and using it in large doses over long periods of time can damage your kidneys and lead to stomach ulcers and bleeding.
Ibuprofen is in a class of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. If you’ve experienced an upset stomach when taking medications in the past, it is recommended that you take ibuprofen with food or a glass of milk to reduce the chance you’ll feel queasy. Longer-term, there is the possibility that it can damage the lining of the stomach, which is why it’s long been believed that food can help cushion the stomach from these effects, though evidence of this has been largely anecdotal.