Ulcer pain keeps me from sleeping. Can I take Tylenol
yes, you can take Tylenol, though Ibuprofen should not be taken
Hi, welcome to 'Ask a Doctor' service. My name is Dr. Rahman.
I have read your question and here is my advice...
Sorry to hear of the discomfort you have been though. Yes, you were very rightly told not to take ibuprofen if you have a peptic ulcer, as ibuprofen (like all NSAIDs) can cause/worsen the ulcer, and are the main cause of peptic ulcer disease.
However, Tylenol in this regards is safe, it does not cause or worsens the peptic ulcer, so for any pain it can safely be used in such conditions. Make sure to have it after some food.
I would also advise you should take some over the counter antacid for the pain.
One thing more I would mention, since you are using pantoprazole and still you have such unbearable pain, it's better to see your doctor as pain from ulcer responds very well to pantoprazole, so that he may see for other possible causes of the pain if it is not responding to pantoprazole.
I would also advise avoiding spicy food, caffeine as they can also worsen it.
Hopes I have answered your query, I would be glad to hear back from you if you have anything else to ask.
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