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Long Term Use Of Nsaids
Does long term use of NSAIDs such as Celebrex cause loss of cartilage or contribute to osteoarthritis?
Is taking Aleve for menstrual cramps 3 days per month for 21 years considered, chronic, long term use of NSAIDS?
Wouldn't consider so: This would be considered minimal exposure with adequate intervals off med for the body to compensate. The data you may read that cites risk of chronic exposure is more for those taking it daily for years on end. That pattern allows any subtle side effects to gradually build over time without the bodies natural healing power to reverse them. ...Read more
How does long term use of NSAIDS such as aspirin or motrin can or may cause heart disease? and what's considered long terms use here?Thank you doctors
I'm on Singulair, Protonix, (pantoprazole) & VoltarenXR, can the sodium in these products affect Blood Pressure? Concerned about the long term use, especially NSAID
Colonoscopy showed a cecal ulcer. What is a cecal ulcer, and can it be caused by long term NSAID use(like a gastric ulcer)?
Yes: cecal ulcer is ulcer in the cecum of your colon, where the small intestine and appendix attach. NSAIDs are the most common cause of isolated ulcer in this location, and agree ur meds naproxen, motrin and asa are likely culprits. It's not a local effect, so you can also form ulcers elsewhere including stomach while on these medications. Key is rehab/therapy for ur back. Happy to consult further. ...Read more
NSAIDS: Long term term means greater than one month. They affect the tiny arteries of the kidneys and cause the kidneys to be less efficient and slow clearing of fluid. ...Read more
I know there's no such thing as a "safe nsaid", but what would you recommend for long term usage for a pt w/ gerd?
No specific: All nsaids can cause damage to the GI tract. If you require long-term use of nsaids, then discuss with your prescribing doctor how to best protect your GI tract. This is not a forum to advise on specific medications, as such advice requires knowledge of the entire medical history of a patient. ...Read more
The nsaid ketoprfen helps my osteoarthritis a lot.. But I am only 50 and worry about the long term side effects. What do you think?
Speak with Doctor: Usually long term use of nsaids may have effects on the kidneys, GI system and cardiovascular issues. You should speak with your doctor to make sure you are stable with your kidney function, make sure you don't have significant cardiovascular risk factors (high blood pressure or history of heart attack, stroke, etc) and make sure you don't have any GI upset issues for long term use to be safe. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What dosage of Prilosec omeprazole should I take if am on long term NSAIDS ? should I take the 20 mg or the 40 and what is the frequency? thank u drs
20mg daily before...: ...breakfast might suffice, but you haven't told us what NSAID and at what dose you're taking, nor what kind of NSAID damage you may already have suffered. No drug is without risk, so use the lowest effective acid blocker medication for prophylaxis against NSAID-injury. ...Read more
Can nsaids give you internal bleeding after a long use? What are the health risk of taking nsaids?
Hello. : Hello. Nsaid's (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications) can be tough on the gut and sometimes cause internal bleeding. Vomiting bright red blood or vomiting up what looks like dark coffee grounds can be signs of bleeding. Having black, tarry or malodorous bowel movements can also be a sign of bleeding. Some people have serious allergic reactions to nsaid's. ...Read more
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