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Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking NSAIDs?

Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking NSAIDs?

It's usually fine to drink alcohol if you're taking NSAIDs. However, alcohol can sometimes increase the risk of side-effects from your medicines. For example:

  • NSAIDs and alcohol can both upset the stomach.
  • There may be an increased risk of bleeding in the digestive system if you drink alcohol and take aspirin.

If you're affected in this way, then it's a good idea to limit your alcohol intake.


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