A 24-year-old male asked:
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is diclofenac (although nsaid) less stronger/potent than ibuprofen for causing gastritis ? which medicine causes stomach lining damage more easier and faster.

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Both the same: Read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommended dosage and duration, if you have a chronic problem and you need to take those type of medications a lot, better see your doctor for evaluation, acetaminophen can be a good alternative too, which doesn't cause stomach or kidney problems, however may harm the liver in high doses, wish you well
Answered on Aug 22, 2019

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