What to take? Over the counter pain meds

Good evening everyone!

I can’t seem to find a straight answer to this question, different sites, different answers…

What over the counter pain medicine can I take as a T2 that won’t intact with Metformin?

Thanks in advance!

The basics, ibuprofen, Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, aspirin.


My leg thanks you for you quick reply!

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My favorite go-to is Motrin


Ibuprofen works for me.

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I recently attended an on line class. They said ibuprofen and aleve are very hard on kidneys . Diabetics shouldn’t take them. So I do not use them. I try not to take much of anything. Nancy50

I avoid taking all pain meds too unless it’s really intense pain.
The risk to kidneys is only in doses over 500 mg.
My doctor tells me I can take up to 200 mg with out worrying.
I don’t have any kidney problems though.

I too avoid otc pain meds unless I really need them. But when I do, I always go for aspirin, because afaik, it is the lowest risk of all nsaids, and historically has been used the longest.


I have been taking naproxen and ibuprofen for years until I was diagnosed with T2…Now I only take acetaminophen…

Ed T