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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Advil
Advil and Stomach Problems [posted 7/17/98]
Answer: It should be food with calories, as water does not qualify as food. Taking concurrent H2 blockers (tagamet, axid, zantac, pepcid) probably reduces the risk somewhat. Acetaminophen has no gastric risk and often you can reduce your NSAID intake (Advil is a non-steroidal anti- inflammatory) by combining with acetaminophen usage.