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Do Alcohol and Ibuprofen Mix?
Ask Dr. Hai Tran
Can you drink alcohol with ibuprofen?
While it is generally safe to take ibuprofen and drink alcohol, it is highly recommended that you limit the amount of alcohol you drink while taking any medication, especially ibuprofen. Alcohol can irritate your stomach and intestinal tract, and taking ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, for an extended period of time can also lead to stomach and intestinal irritation, as well as ulcers and potential bleeding problems.
Also, depending on the medical condition for which you are taking ibuprofen, high dosage and long-term use of NSAIDs may cause gastrointestinal problems. So, make sure you read the label directions and follow the recommended dose and duration. To help minimize irritation, you should take ibuprofen with meals.
What's the Deal With Alcohol and Ibuprofen?
If you wake up with a headache after a night of overindulging, sometimes figuring out what painkiller to take can make the headache even worse. Taking acetaminophen (aka Tylenol) can lead to liver damage, but take note: you're also not supposed to drink while taking ibuprofen.
Ibuprofen drugs (like Advil) are part of the anti-inflammatory drug family known as NSAIDs, which can cause tears in the stomach lining if taken on an empty belly. Add alcohol to the mix, and the potential danger is heightened. If you take ibuprofen when drinking more than the recommended amount for women (about two to three drinks), you increase your risk of stomach irritation and bleeding. This is especially true for people who are prone to ulcers.
But wait! Taking Tylenol when you're hungover isn't such a good idea either, and aspirin has its downsides too. To find out more, keep reading.
Acetaminophen can lead to liver damage if you take it in large doses for more than a couple of days. Heavy drinkers who take acetaminophen and don't eat enough can overtax their livers. According to researchers at Harvard Medical School:
If you drink a lot of alcohol—say, on a Saturday night—and take a normal dose of acetaminophen to deal with the hangover in the morning, you probably are not going to have liver problems . . . The trouble starts when regular heavy drinkers take a lot of acetaminophen over a period of time — several days, at least, and maybe longer. (In this context, heavy drinkers are defined as people who regularly have three or more drinks a day.) A drinking habit and a poor diet often go hand in hand. Multiple high doses of acetaminophen are more dangerous for drinkers partly because their glutathione levels tend to be low because they don't eat well.
It may sound like popping a few Tylenols after a night or two of heavy drinking can't hurt, but the risks associated with taking Tylenol after recreational drinking are somewhat blurry. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory group found in a review of its database and a large liver failure study that the median dose that led to liver failure was between 5,000 and 7,000 milligrams of acetaminophen per day — scarily close to the current daily limit of 4,000 milligrams (eight extra-strength Tylenol). The FDA group recommended lowering the daily limit to 3,250 milligrams (or 10 regular-strength Tylenol pills a day) to help prevent accidental overdose.
So what's a hungover, headache-plagued gal to do — besides not drinking so much in the first place? Since the jury is still out on the exact effects of combining Advil or Tylenol with booze, it's probably best just to tough it out. While a recent study in rats found that coffee and aspirin are the best remedies for relieving hangover symptoms, it didn't look at possible alcohol interactions — and it is known that taking aspirin with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding. If you're looking to remedy a hangover, your best bet is to go natural with options like this fresh-pressed hangover juice or a yoga sequence to relieve headaches. Even better, help prevent a hangover the next time with MORINGA POWDER~ It Really works!
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Some people might consider it a logical progression. Consumption of too much alcohol causes pain in the form of a hangover. Ibuprofen relieves pain, and thus must be a good hangover cure. This just goes to show that simple logic can have its flaws. Ibuprofen and alcohol are a dangerous mix, and the combination might lead to serious health consequences.
Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that works by reducing pain and inflammation. It has proven very effective, and is frequently taken to bring relief when someone is afflicted by backaches, arthritis, or a host of minor injuries. Like most drugs, however, ibuprofen has its drawbacks. The drug increases the chances of both stroke and heart attack. These risks become greater the longer one takes ibuprofen.
Mixing ibuprofen and alcohol brings on an entirely different set of problems. Alcohol is in itself a depressant drug that interacts negatively with a wide variety of substances. Most of the interactions resulting from mixing ibuprofen and alcohol take place in the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. The effects might not always happen, and some medical authorities believe that small doses of alcohol are safe with ibuprofen. Mixing the two on a regular basis, however, will almost always lead to trouble.
The warnings against taking a combination of ibuprofen and alcohol generally state that a person ingesting the former should have no more than three ounces (88.7 ml) of alcohol per day. Most doctors recommend erring on the side of caution, and advise that a person on ibuprofen should abstain from alcohol entirely. The mixture of ibuprofen and alcohol can potentially cause perforations and tears in the stomach lining. It can also cause potentially fatal gastrointestinal bleeding, and might stimulate increased irritation of existing ulcers. The same effect can occur when alcohol is mixed with any NSAID, not just ibuprofen.
It is typically considered unwise to swallow any type of painkiller while alcohol is in one’s system. This applies equally to prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Alcohol and aspirin has long been known to eat away at the lining of the stomach, and the combination of alcohol and acetaminophen poses severe threats to the liver. The latter duo is particularly dangerous, and should be avoided at all costs.
A person who is taking ibuprofen should consult with his family physician regarding the wisdom of consuming alcohol while the drug is in his system. The odds of a negative reaction might initially be low, but medical studies seem to indicate that those odds increase over time. Only a qualified physician can provide the advice required before one considers any sort of drug mixture.
Many alcoholic drinks, such as beer and wine, will have been clarified/ stabilised (fined) using animal derived products, causing concern for vegetarians and vegans. Fining agents are used as a processing aid (as opposed to an additive) which means in theory none should remain in the final product; however this is impossible to guarantee.
One of the problems faced in determining which products are suitable is due to current EC labelling regulations for alcoholic beverages which states that; “A complete list of ingredients in descending order by weight is currently only required for drinks with an alcoholic strength by volume (abv) of 1.2% or less.” This means that only very low or non-alcoholic beers, wines and ciders are required to list all ingredients.
Animal derived products used in the production of alcohol include; Albumin – derived from egg whites (may be caged eggs); Casein – Protein derived from milk; Chitin – derived from the shells of crabs, lobsters, etc; Gelatine – from bones and connective tissues of cows or pigs; Isinglass - obtained from fish swim bladders.
Real ale undergoes a secondary fermentation while it is being stored in the cask. Cask-conditioned ales need fining to clear the material, such as the yeast suspended within the liquid. This is typically done by adding isinglass, which is derived from the swim bladders of fish, to gather up the yeast and make it sink to the bottom of the cask. Bottled naturally conditioned beers will not always have been treated with isinglass. Keg beers and lagers are pasteurised and usually passed through Chill Filters, as are canned beers and some bottled beers. However, a considerable number of breweries still use isinglass to clear their pasteurised beers.
Some brands may have been fined using gelatine.
Wine / Fortified Wine
Animal derived ingredients are used in the processing of wines to improve appearance of the finished product. Non animal alternatives do exist in the form of bentonite (impure clay), kieselguhr (sedimentary rock), kaolin (clay mineral) and silica gel. Also, methods such as centrifuging and filtering are becoming more popular. A large number of organic wines do not use animal derived finings but it is always worth seeking clarification if unsure. Fortified wines include Port and Sherry. Port may be fined using gelatine and sherry should be treated in a similar way to wine.
Spirits & Liqueurs
Most spirits appear to be acceptable to vegetarians/vegans as they do not tend to involve the use of animal substances. However, some malt whiskies may have matured in sherry casks which had previously held sherry that has been treated with animal derived finings. Brandy itself is not produced from wine which has undergone any fining processes. There are many liqueurs suitable for a vegetarian/vegan diet.
E120 cochineal may be used as a colorant in a small number of red wines and soft drinks.
Vegetarian/Vegan Alcohol Availability
There is a wide variety available both in supermarkets and online, some of which may already be labelled with the manufacturer’s own interpretation of what is suitable for vegetarians/vegans. For a full guarantee of product suitability, the Vegetarian Society approves numerous brands of alcoholic beverages which can be viewed on our approved database www.vegsocapproved.com. Other good places to look are; Vinceremos Organic Wines - www.vinceremos.co.uk, Barnivore - www.barnivore.com and Veggie Wines - www.veggiewines.co.uk
Question: Is my beer vegan friendly?
When I first encountered the idea of vegan friendly beer my reaction was something along the lines of what for real!?! Beer is water, grains, hops and yeast, right? It's not like there are big chunks of juicy steak floating in it!
Well, as it often is, the answer is more complex than that. The truth of the matter lies in two things, adjuncts and finings.
First, let's define vegan. I'm going with vegan because, at least in my mind, it is the easiest form of vegetarianism to deal with. When you start looking into the vegetarian lifestyle, you find that there a many different levels, if you will. But, parsing degrees of vegetarianism isn't our interest here. So, rather than getting into the shades of grey that vegetarians deal with, we're going with a straight up vegan which allows no products or byproducts that are of animal origin.
Now, adjuncts produce some pretty obvious non-vegan beers. Honey beers, for example are brewed with honey and are naturally excluded. It isn't always that obvious, though. Sometimes beers will be named for things that they are associated with but do not include. Cream and oyster can appear right there on the label and yet no cow labor or oyster fatalities were involved in the brewing of that particular beer. On the other hand, there are many examples of milk and oyster stouts that do include these ingredients so it's up to you to investigate.
Fortunately, the good beer movement makes your investigation as easy as turning the bottle over and reading the label in many cases. Smart brewers know that they are dealing with a more specialized market these days and want to provide as much information as they can to the customer standing in the beer store.
Things aren't quite so clear on the finings side. Traditional finings, which are used to clarify beer, include gelatin and isinglass. Since both of these are animal byproducts the resulting beer is not vegan friendly. Fortunately for beer loving vegans, these are mostly used by the very traditional brewers. Modern filtration equipment makes the use of less efficient but easier to store adjuncts possible with equal or even better results. In my experience, most of today's brewers use the later method of fining and filtration.
The investigation on this end of the vegan beer question isn't quite so easy. Since finings fall out of beer and don't make it into the final product, they aren't considered ingredients in the traditional sense. But, by vegan standards they are so, how to avoid them? There is a website, barnivore.com, which tries to keep up with which breweries brew vegan friendly beer. The brewing community is so fluid though, that this seems to be a near impossible task. While in most cases you can probably rely on barnivore's list, the only way to be absolutely sure is to call the brewery and ask.
Drink to the Vegans…
… What Alcohol is Vegan-Friendly?
Mmmm, who doesn’t love a mojito or frosty beer to cut the heat on a summer evening? Of course, as it goes with many things we eat, not all beer, wine and alcohol is vegan friendly.
While animal products are not in the end product or listed on the ingredients, there are animal products used in creating the alcohol. Companies may use products such as fish bladders (known as isinglass), gelatin and egg whites to remove the impurities in beer. And wines may have honey in them or cochineal, which is a red dye made from crushed beetles.
Liquor is most likely to be vegan (as long as it is not cream-based), followed by beer and then wine. Barnivore has the most comprehensive online guide for finding which brands of alcohol are vegan.
What are your favorite drinks? Do you have a preference as to liquor, beer or wine or do you avoid alcohol?
Check out our abbreivated list of popular U.S. alcohols and beer that are 100 percent vegan or vegan friendly.
-Anheuser-Busch products (makes Bud, Bud Light, Stella)
-Blue Moon Brewing Co. (Blue Moon only)
-Flying Dog Brewery
-Heineken (also makes Newcastle)
-Michelob Brewing Co. (except for honey beers)
-Miller Coors Brewing
-New Belgium Brewery (makes Fat Tire)
-Captain Morgan Rum
Hope that list helps! If you’re not sure about a brand or want to know about wines, check out Barnivore to find out if it’s vegan-friendly. And don’t forget to let us know what you like to drink!
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