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Is it ok to take anti inflammatory drugs when you have stomach ulcers?

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

Ulceration (Definition)

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


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Is it ok to take aspirin when you have gastritis?

Is it ok to take aspirin when you have gastritis?

No: Aspirin will irritate the lining of the stomach and may make the gastritis worse. Don't take non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds either ( advil, naproxen, ibuprofen). ...Read more

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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?

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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?

Unfortunately u cant: But the good news, is if u really need aspirin, and that is a medical decision, you can get it thru a desensitization protocol up to the desired dose, pls refer to an allergist 4 evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Cant take RX anti inflammatory meds because of intestinal bleeding.would OTC ones be safe or should i not take any at all?

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

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Is it safe to take NSAID's if you have a ulcer and or acid reflux disease?

Is it safe to take NSAID's if you have a ulcer and or acid reflux disease?

Not really: These meds can cause intestinal bleeding and irritation and would NOT be recommended for use with a history of an ulcer or reflux disease. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acid reflux to cause an ulcer? I am very good about taking my medication as directed.

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

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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?

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?

Okay: It is okay to take ibuprofen or Naproxen while you have the stomach flu, as it will not lead to Reyes syndrome. However, these type of medications (NSAIDs) can further irritate your stomach. I would recommend trying acetaminophen first. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take mobic (meloxicam) or aleve if you have acid reflux?

Is it bad to take mobic (meloxicam) or aleve if you have acid reflux?

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

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What happens if you have already taken 500mg acetaminophen is it okay to take something with an nsaid (aspirin) in it?

What happens if you have already taken 500mg acetaminophen is it okay to take something with an nsaid (aspirin) in it?

Yes: Acetaminophen is not an nsaid, so it should be safe as long as you are following recommended dosing, and have no allergies to each. Staggering them each every four hours can help cover pain more appropriately. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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If a patient is suffering from stomach upset and is allerging to aspirins whixh medicine should be taken which does not have aspirin?

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

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Can I take dantrolene if I have ulcers and gerd? is it better in this case to use injections?

Can I take dantrolene if I have ulcers and gerd?
is it better in this case to use injections?

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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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


Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more