Consuming alcohol shortly after taking ibuprofen, such as Advil, is not recommended, according to Everyday Health. While generally considered safe, combining the two poses a risk of certain complications. Alcohol irritates the stomach's lining, and combined with ibuprofen, can lead to stomach and intestinal irritation.Continue Reading
Ibuprofen belongs to a family of drugs called NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Taking these types of drugs can lead to serious gastrointestinal problems, such as bleeding and ulcers, especially in combination with alcohol, says Everyday Health.
Alcohol can also cause drowsiness, sleepiness or lightheadedness, and consuming alcohol while taking medicines can intensify alcohol's effects, says the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It may be more difficult to focus on certain tasks or perform basic mechanical skills.Learn more about Drug Interactions
It is bad to combine alcohol and Advil together because the alcohol increases the chances of stomach bleeding, according to Drugs.com. Advil or ibuprofen has the tendency to cause stomach bleeding, ulcers and intestinal holes when taken for a prolonged period.Full Answer >
Naproxen and acetaminophen can be combined to treat pain, according to Everyday Health. Tylenol and generic acetaminophen are generally taken more often than naproxen. Patients can take acetaminophen in between doses of naproxen to spread out the pills over an entire day.Full Answer >
Ibuprofen, which is sold under brand names Motrin, Ibuprin and Advil, is not available over the counter in doses larger than 200 milligrams as of 2015, according to EverydayHealth. Higher doses of ibuprofen require a prescription for purchase.Full Answer >
Advil is not a drug that produces intoxicating effects; it is a non-narcotic pain reliever with analgesic properties identical to its generic version, ibuprofen. It is primarily useful for treating fever, mild pain and swelling, according to Drugs.com.Full Answer >