A 49-year-old female asked:
told my doc that naproxen is beginning to hurt my stomach. she gave me vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) to soothe it, like a zantac effect. should i only use the vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) now?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Shaym Puppala answered
24 years experience Internal Medicine
NSAID gastritis: NSAIDS (eg.naproxen, ibuprofen) can irritate the stomach, causing gastritis (inflammation) or ulcers.If on NSAIDs for a lengthy time or get stomach pain on them, physicians typically stop it, or recommend H2 blocker (eg ranitidine/Zantac etc) or proton pump inhibitor (eg esomeprazole/Nexium etc) for stomach protection for duration of treatment w NSAID.Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) is naproxen/esomeprazole in same pill.
Answered on Aug 21, 2014
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