Can regular use of nsaid painkillers, i.E. Advil, (ibuprofen) cause ulcers or other problems?

NSAID Side effects . Nsaid's are relatively safe when used short term & when there are no underlying contraindications. Side effects may be encountered in short term use, but tend to be more worrisome in the long-term. Gi toxicity, fluid-retention, hypertension, heart, kidney & liver damage, etc. Have all been linked to prolonged nsaid's. Rebound headaches can be seen after a week or 2. Treat the cause, not symptoms.

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How much NSAIdS would someone need to take to develope ulcer? Is safe if I have 20 ibuprofen a year? Or is that too much? Just out of curiosity

If you have a. history of recurrent ulcers I recommend against any NSAID use. If you have never had one, using 1-2 Ibuprofen a month should not be an issue. Best of luck! Read more...
It depends. there is no answer to your question. its not the pure number of pills, more the concentration of how fast you take the 20 pills. and there are other factors that play in as well. Read more...
Depends. If you potentially follow the package dosage, normally it should be OK. But each individual is different with a variety of tolerance/intolerance and how she/he reacts to meds and the recommended dosages. Health history is very important, the size and weight of the person, and other factors. If in doubt, I would call Dr. and a pharmacist. Read more...

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!

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. Read more...

My dad needs some anti-inflammatory painkillers but cannot take ibuprofen as he has had stomach ulcers in the past. What would be the best for him?

Go see family doctor. All non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as otc Ibuprofen & Naproxen can increase risk for stomach ulcers, even bleeding. This risk can be mitigated to some extent by taking proton pump inhibitors such as Omeprazole & Pantoprazole but these are not w/o risk themselves. Talk to family doc about options such as scheduled acetaminophen, tramadol & opioids. Every drug has some risk. Read more...