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Between Advil and Ecotrin (Aspirin), which drug is better for my stomach?

Aspirin can be irritating to the stomach, however Ecotrin is a specially coated aspirin that passes through the stomach and then the medicine is released in the small intestine. This helps greatly with stomach issues. If you continue to take the Advil liquid gel caps, be sure to take them with food or milk as this protects the stomach. The Advil does not hurt because it is hard to dissolve but because it inhibits a chemical that protects the lining of the stomach. Taking it with food decreases this effect.

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