How some pain relievers can interact with your aspirin heart therapy
ASPIRIN & OTHER NSAIDS
Taking aspirin or other NSAIDs to treat pain when you’re already on aspirin heart therapy can increase your risk of side effects such as stomach bleeding. Ask your doctor for pain relief recommendations if you are on aspirin heart therapy.
When you take ibuprofen, the active ingredient in Advil® & MOTRIN®, it can compete with the positive benefits of your aspirin heart therapy. Specifically, it blocks certain receptors that are needed for aspirin’s cardiovascular effects.