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Can taking Prilosec 20 or 40mg prevent NSAID induced ulcer, from taking ibuprofen twice daily? It's the only med that works for my back pain. Thanks!

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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In brief: NSAID ulcers

Although it may help some, Prilosec cannot reliably prevent NSAID-induced ulcers.
These ulcers can be large and insidious, and frequently only present when they cause acute bleeding or perforation. If NSAIDs are to be used for long-term treatment of back pain, it should only be if prescribed by a physician who is following you closely for this. Don't do it on your own. Good luck.

In brief: NSAID ulcers

Although it may help some, Prilosec cannot reliably prevent NSAID-induced ulcers.
These ulcers can be large and insidious, and frequently only present when they cause acute bleeding or perforation. If NSAIDs are to be used for long-term treatment of back pain, it should only be if prescribed by a physician who is following you closely for this. Don't do it on your own. Good luck.
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