Is it safe to use dextromethorphan and Ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen is a NSAID or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is often used to treat aches, pains and fevers. Short term use usually carries very little risk, however, long-term use of ibuprofen or other NSAID’s can put you at higher risk of heart attack, stroke and stomach bleeding.
Dextromethorphan is used to suppress cough. At regular doses it is tolerated very well. Potential side effects include: nausea, drowsiness and dizziness.
It is safe to use both medications at the same time. There is no drug interaction between ibuprofen and dextromethorphan. People should be able to use them safely during short term illness. There had been rumors of the two medications causing a heart attack when used together, that has never been proven.
If you are using prescription medications or have health conditions be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter medications.
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