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Stop taking these OTC medicines before getting a coronavirus vaccine

BGR, Jan. 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Stop taking these OTC medicines before getting a coronavirus vaccine

Stop taking any ibuprofen and acetaminophen before getting your coronavirus vaccine. This is according to UCI Health, the academic health system in Orange County, California. In response to the question “Should I take Tylenol or Motrin before my vaccination?” the health system replied thus on a FAQ page: “If you regularly take aspirin, acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) and ibuprofen (e.g., Motrin, Advil) for other medical conditions, continue to do so as directed by your physician or as needed. Otherwise, do not pre-medicate.”