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Aspirin and nurofen? Do I need to go to the doctor now?

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sweetnsuga123 Sun 12-Jan-20 18:53:53

I have really bad period pain so I took two ibuprofen. My mum then said she had two paracetomol and gave them to me and I took them but then I realised it was anadin extra which has paracetomol and caffeine and aspirin. I googled and you can't take aspirin and ibuprofen together and apparently its dangerous. Do I need to go to the doctor?

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cheeseislife8 Sun 12-Jan-20 18:54:52

I'd call 111 for advice

stripeypillowcase Sun 12-Jan-20 18:56:07

as a one off it's not too bad, however do not take another nsaid for 24 hours, stick to paracetamol (and hot water bottle) for now.

Gotnopokerface Sun 12-Jan-20 18:57:38

They are both Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatories (NSAIDS) so they have very similar properties. If you've only had a single dose of each I wouldn't panic but wait until tomorrow before you take another ibuprofen.
They can upset your tummy and cause ulcers but with a single dose of each you should be OK. Don't panic, but do keep them separately stored so you don't accidentally take a mix again.

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