Health Tip: NSAIDs Induce Ulcers in Some
(HealthDay News) -- Peptic ulcers are sores that form inside the
stomach or intestines. Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs) for chronic pain can contribute to NSAID-induced ulcers in
some people, the American Gastroenterological Association says.
The association mentions these risk factors for NSAID-induced
- Being age 60 or older.
- Having a history of internal bleeding or ulcers.
- Taking steroids such as prednisone, or blood thinners such as
- Regularly using tobacco or alcohol.
- Having side effects from NSAIDs, such as heartburn or upset
- Using NSAIDs in greater doses than recommended, or using them
- Taking multiple medications that contain NSAIDs.
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