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Aleve And 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
Did 2week antibiotics for suspected ulcer caused by naproxen. Symptoms returned shortly after.Was taking pepacid daily/switched to prilosec.now what?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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