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Can regular use of nsaid painkillers, i.E. Advil, (ibuprofen) cause ulcers or other problems?

Can regular use of nsaid painkillers, i.E. Advil, (ibuprofen) cause ulcers or other problems?

NSAID Side effects : Nsaid's are relatively safe when used short term & when there are no underlying contraindications. Side effects may be encountered in short term use, but tend to be more worrisome in the long-term. Gi toxicity, fluid-retention, hypertension, heart, kidney & liver damage, etc. Have all been linked to prolonged nsaid's. Rebound headaches can be seen after a week or 2. Treat the cause, not symptoms. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Can 15 Advil (ibuprofen) per day cause ulcers to reoccur?

Can 15 Advil (ibuprofen) per day cause ulcers to reoccur?

Yes: One of the side effects of NSAIDS--which advil (ibuprofen) is of that class, is GI bleeding secondary to ulcers. 15 advil (ibuprofen) per day is 3000 mg of IB--which is a LARGE AMT why are you taking that much??? Please make an apt with your DR to address the possible ulcer and just as importantly--to address the problem which you are taking the advil (ibuprofen) for. Good luck, stay healthy. ...Read more

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Have history of ulcers and serological evidence of Crohns. Ive been taking 15 advil/day for 2 weeks now my stomach hurts. Possible causes?

Have history of ulcers and serological evidence of Crohns.   Ive been taking 15 advil/day for 2 weeks now my stomach hurts.  Possible causes?

Advil (ibuprofen): Too much Advil (ibuprofen) can cause exacerbation of ulcers and worsen the crowns. Stop the advil (ibuprofen) and see your doctor as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been taking Advil (ibuprofen) for almost 8 years now to relieve dysmenorrhea.I always take it with meals and need to take it for 2days each month.Is there a risk of having peptic ulcer?

I have been taking Advil (ibuprofen) for almost 8 years now to relieve dysmenorrhea.I always take it with meals and need to take it for 2days each month.Is there a risk of having peptic ulcer?

It depends: The dosage and the number of pills taken daily determines how likely that the stomach lining will tolerate the medicalion. Please read the dosage recommedation on the bottle and abide by that. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take advils (ibuprofen) and have stomach ulcers?

What will happen if you take advils (ibuprofen) and have stomach ulcers?

Can cause bleeding: If one has peptic that includes gastric and duodenal ulcer, and takes advil, (ibuprofen) it can cause ulcer to bleed.Same as with aspirin. ...Read more

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Please help, how much ibuprofen causes ulcers?

Please help, how much ibuprofen causes ulcers?

Not dose related: Ulceration in stomach caused by Ibuprofen is not related to the dose and not every one who takes it gets ulcer but higher doses and if taken over long period can increase the risk of somach abrasions, ulceration and bleeding. ...Read more

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Did taking too much ibuprofen cause my aphthous ulcers?

Did taking too much ibuprofen cause my aphthous ulcers?

No: You should not exceed more than 800 mg of Ibuprofen every 6-8 hours ever. However the dental profession and medical profession still dont know what causes these and why some people dont ever have one. Treat with a rinse from your doctor including viscous xylocaine (lidocaine) and it will numb while you eat. It will take 7-14 days to go away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i give my daughter (16 yrs, 112 lbs) ibuprofen in between apap/codeine 300-30mgs every six hours for severe sore throat? Tonsils touching, covered in white & grey ulcers & bleeding. Tested yesterday for mono and adenoid virus (no results yet), quick s

Can i give my daughter (16 yrs, 112 lbs) ibuprofen in between apap/codeine 300-30mgs every six hours for severe sore throat? Tonsils touching, covered in white & grey ulcers & bleeding. Tested yesterday for mono and adenoid virus (no results yet), quick s

I : I am so sorry that your daughter has been so uncomfortable. Yes, it is safe to give advil in between apap/codeine (tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetaminophen) with codeine), and this may help her discomfort. Be sure she is able to tolerate fluids. Do not give additional tylenol (acetaminophen) as apap is tylenol (acetaminophen). Advil is fine though. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more