Interactions with other medicines, food and alcohol

Aspirin can potentially interact withother medications, including some complementary and herbal medicines , which could alter their effects or increase your risk of side effects.

Medicines that can interact with aspirin include:

  • NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen
  • steroid medication such asprednisolone
  • anticoagulant medicines such as warfarin or heparin
  • SSRI antidepressants such as citalopram, fluoxetine or paroxetine
  • some medications used to treat high blood pressure such as ACE inhibitors or diuretics
  • some medicines used to treat epilepsy such as phenytoin
  • other medicines containing aspirin including cold and flu remedies where aspirin is one of the ingredients

This is not a complete list. If you want to check whether amedicine is safe to take with aspirin, ask your doctor or pharmacist, or read the leaflet that comes withthe medicine.

There are no known interactions between aspirin and food.

The risk of bleeding in the stomachmay be higher if you drink alcohol while taking aspirin, so you may want to consider reducing how much you drink or avoidingalcohol completely.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018