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Is It Ok To Take Anti Inflammatory Drugs When You Have Stomach Ulcers
NO: These drugs are one of the prime causes, however, there are some products with stomach protective ingredients, so speaking to you doctor may help you chose the least dangerous route. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
I've read that nsaid allergy is specific to that one nsaid, but i get hives after both aspirin and motrin. Why? Can i really not take either one?
I have been in remision from ulcerative colitis. If i want to take a nsaid aka motrin is it okay or will this cause a flare up? Which nsaids are safe?
Likely flare: Nsaid's are well know to flare uc. Check with your GI doctor. Some people can get away with limited amounts occasionally. ...Read more
Cant take RX anti inflammatory meds because of intestinal bleeding.would OTC ones be safe or should i not take any at all?
NSAIDs: If you cannot take Rx NSAIDs such as Motrin Naprosyn, (naproxen) etc, you should not take the OTC versions which are the same drug, just in lower doses, i.e. Advil, Motrin IB, etc. Unless you have an allergy or liver contraindication, stay with acetaminophen (TYLENOL) and limit your total 24 hour dosage to 3,000 mg. ...Read more
Why does aspirin cause me diarrhea? Allergic? I haven't taken any nsaids in a long time so my ulcer could heal so I do not think ulcer is the reason.
NSAID's can : Be hard on the GI tract for some, even there isn't an ulcer. Perhaps you are particularly sensitive. ...Read more
If naproxen sodium (c14h14o3) makes me tired/drowsy can I take any other nsaid instead? Is this possibly just a reaction to cox -2 inhibitors?
How long does it take for acid reflux to cause an ulcer? I am very good about taking my medication as directed.
Esophageal/Stomach?: Acid reflux if treated properly with acid suppression therapy does not cause ulcers in esophagus.If left untreated over long period of time it may cause esophagitis, esophageal erosions;ulcers in esophagus but acid reflux does not cause stomach ulcers, which are mostly caused by infection with h pylori a bacteria. ...Read more
Is ibuprofen (Advil/aleve) okay to take during stomach flu to treat headaches and cramps or will it lead to Reye's disease like aspirin?
Taking NSAIDs: generallyn it is pretty safe to take NSAIDs if you have reflux. I would take them with food. If you have known ulcer disease, it is wise to limit the NSAIDs or take them with a protective drug that reinforces the liking of the stomach. Avoid drinking a lot when you are being treated for ulcer disease. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
I have osteoarthritis. I have not been able to take any of the perscription meds or aleve (naproxen) due to stomach issues. I can take ibuprofen 600mg. This helps some but can't take very often. Is there any other med that might be better for pain?
What happens if you have already taken 500mg acetaminophen is it okay to take something with an nsaid (aspirin) in it?
I take Paroxetine to try to treat ulcer and gastritis (which are probably due to anxiety)
But I read Paroxetine has ulcer as side effect?
Possible: That is, a possible side effect. Most people taking Paroxetine don't get an ulcer from it. Just about any medicine has an ulcer as a possible side effect. Although there are not guarantees, there are good odds that you won't get that side effect. Paroxetine, does tend to help anxiety for many people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an allergy which makes me smeexe a lot at time I am taking stuff which controls it will it be safe to take such things & can it permanantly stop?
It is safe!: Good morning, it is safe to take antihistamines in the recommended doses. Non-sedating antihistamines such as claritin, (loratadine) and Allegra are preferable for daily use. Identifying the allergens and avoiding them will be a better strategy. If you are allergic to some food avoid them. If you are allergic to pets, do not have them in your house. In unavoidable situations antihistamine use is acceptable. ...Read more
If a patient is suffering from stomach upset and is allerging to aspirins whixh medicine should be taken which does not have aspirin?
Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen is over the counter, not related to aspirin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) brand and others. Fever reducer, relieves pain, not antiinflammatory. Many nsaids, like Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, aleve) are chemically related to aspirin; may not be safe for patients with true Aspirin allergy. ...Read more
I have a peptic ulcer (I think) and I am taking ranitidine and melatonin. How long will it take for my ulcer to heal? (The cause of ulcer is aspirin)
You can take it.: Dantrolene does not cause direct toxicity to the digestive tract, and therefore can be used with a history of Gerd and/or ulcers. Having said that, it can cause digestive tract side effects, including nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea. If you need it for a particular reason, just be alert for the possibility of G.I. side effects. Good luck. ...Read more
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