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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


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Imitrex (sumatriptan) works for my migraines 60% of the time, what other prescription is available that works more consistently? Aleve helps, other OTC never helps. history ulcers

Imitrex (sumatriptan) works for my migraines 60% of the time, what other prescription is available that works more consistently? Aleve helps, other OTC never helps. history ulcers

TWO APPROACHES: Prevention most critical, and this includes botox, beta-blockers, topirimate, depakote, and a few otc agents such as butterbur, feverfew, co-q10, magnesium, riboflavin. Best triptans to be used to stop headache, might try nasal zomig, relpax, (eletriptan) frova, treximet, all may work far better than imitrex. ...Read more

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How probable can vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) give you an ulcer?

How probable can vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) give you an ulcer?

Possible: Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) is a combination of Naproxen and esomeprazole. The Naproxen (NSAID) can cause all forms of GI upset , including erosive gastritis and perforation . Also must watch for severe skin reactions , red/ purple rash, which can be life-threatening. The longer you take it , the more likely you will get upper GI problems. Only 1 in 5 patients are symptomatic , so be careful, limit to short-term use. ...Read more

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How possible can vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) give you an ulcer?

How possible can vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) give you an ulcer?

Modest risk: This combination med of Naproxen and a proton pump inhibitor has a markedly reduced risk versus Naproxen alone. The risk is relatively small but is far from zero. ...Read more

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I know I have pericarditis and when i took naproxen i got an ulcer so i stopped the medication however i still have this pain in my chest?

See your doctor : Certainly pericarditis can cause chest pain and this may be the pain you are experiencing. However, chest pain can have other causes and you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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My doctor wants to do an endoscopy due to suspected ulcer caused by 6months of naproxen. I'm not comfortable with it, what are my other options?

Your choice: Your doctor is recommending the normal and appropriate tests for you. It is your body and your life and you can always opt out of any test or treatment. Another alternative is treating you for an ulcer and re evaluating in 6-8 weeks. It is always possible that a mistake will be made in the diagnosis but the risk of this approach is relatively low. ...Read more

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Did 2week antibiotics for suspected ulcer caused by naproxen. Symptoms returned shortly after.Was taking pepacid daily/switched to prilosec.now what?

Did 2week antibiotics for suspected ulcer caused by naproxen. Symptoms returned shortly after.Was taking pepacid daily/switched to prilosec.now what?

See details: First of all, antibiotics are not indicated for an ulcer secondary to NSAIDs unless H. Pylori is present. Pepcid (famotidine) will not prevent ulcers related to NSAIDs unless it is taken in very high doses. Stay with the Prilosec. ...Read more

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Developed ulcer after yrs of doctor-recommended naproxen for chronic pain. Can i take naproxen after ulcer heals, even if smaller dose, less frequent?

See details: First of all, chronic Naproxen use should never be prescribed without also prescribing a proton pump inhibitor such as Prilosec or Protonix (pantoprazole) to minimize the risk of developing ulcers or GI bleeds. If you are going to try to restart it (i would not recommend doing it) then you must take the additional step to protect your GI tract. ...Read more

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I take naproxen&also have anemia w/ dark stool apparently naproxen can cause ulcer could that B What I have or cancer?

Cancer is unlikely: While not impossible, cancer in a 40 yo female is MUCH less likely than a GI bleed in when you are taking a non-selective COX-2 inhibitor like naproxen. Unless, you are having severe symptoms of dizziness, headache, and the like you should be fine with just discontinuation of the naprosyn (and other NSAIDs like ibuprofen) and giving it time for your symptoms to subside. O/W see your PCM sooner. ...Read more

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I have a history of stomach ulcers in 2010! i take naproxen for my pcos symptoms! i think I have another! if needed can a ER diagnose me?

Perhaps: You should not be taking naprosyn (naproxen) if you have had an ulcer. The best study to diagnose this condition is endoscopy. A barium upper GI x-ray will also diagnose this condition. The er dr will possibly do a stool study (or rectal exam to obtain stool). Stool will be examined for "occult" blood. ...Read more

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I suffer from gerd, no history of ulcers and I also suffer from migraines. I am desperate for relief, is it ok to take aleeve or ibproufen?

I suffer from gerd, no history of ulcers and  I also suffer from migraines. I am desperate for relief, is it ok to take aleeve or ibproufen?

NSAIDs may harm: Even without a history of ulcer gerd can get worse with nsaids or even progress to erosive esophagitis. Nsaids can create an ulcer condition in the stomach. To minimize bad effects take with Omeprazole and food. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safer for the stomach in standard doses so try that first. If you are suffering from chronic frequent migraines see a doctor for better rx options. ...Read more

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Can i take aleve with tylenol (acetaminophen) 1's?

Aleve (naproxen) : Yes. Make sure you are taking the appropriate dose at the right intervals. ...Read more

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If I took two aleve (naproxen)s (naproxen) about an hour and a half ago and then I just took two aleve (naproxen) pm, should I be concern?

Max doses: max doses are set based upon the maximum benefit possible from a medication (in this case, patients who take more than 500mg naproxen at a time get no more pain relief than a dose of 500mg), but side effects continue to build at higher doses. For Alleve, you are likely to get stomach upset with excess dosing, possibly kidney damage or ulcers with recurrent excess. Once though is not worrisome. ...Read more

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What happens if you take17 aspirin and 3 aleve ?

What happens if you take17 aspirin and 3 aleve
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Acute Overdose: If a person accidentally or intentionally takes a very large dose of aspirin at one time, it's called an acute overdose. Seek emergency medical attention if you have overdosed on an NSAID. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take aleve, while on zoloft (sertraline)?

Drug interactions: There is a possible drug interaction. Per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker- "Using sertraline together with naproxen may increase the risk of bleeding. The interaction may be more likely if you are elderly or have kidney or liver disease". That does not mean you shouldn't take them both - but be aware of that risk. ...Read more

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Can i take aleve and nyquil along with my nexium (esomeprazole)?

Aleve Nyquil Nexium (esomeprazole): Hello. When you take Aleve, are you normally taking it with Nexium (esomeprazole)? Ingredients in Nyquil shouldn't negatively interact with Aleve and Nexium (esomeprazole). You can always stagger your medications by taking Aleve with your Nexium (esomeprazole) first. Wait 60 or so minutes and then take Nyquil if you are still concerned about interactions. Hope your cold resolves soon! ...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


Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more