Can ibuprofen be taken without food?

So the Christmas celebrations have been and gone and new year has passed.

There is no doubt a number of headaches and general aches and pains at this time of year, some self inflicted by over indulgence and other by bending too much, sitting too much or trying to play with children or grandchildren, or indeed by a myriad of other reasons.

When pain strikes what do you reach for? Aspirin perhaps? Maybe paracetamol? Or do you use ibuprofen?(or any of the brand named varieties)

If you use ibuprofen do you follow the instructions Or do you just swallow them without worrying about it?

Ibuprofen can have an adverse impact on the stomach lining as can any NSAID (non steroid anti inflammatory drug). This article explains what can happen and why it is important to take them safely.

Is It Bad to Take Ibuprofen on an Empty Stomach? | POPSUGAR Fitness: