Peptic Ulcers: Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Long-term or high-dosage use of NSAIDs could lead to ulcers developing in the gut, known as peptic ulcers. The reason for this is that prostaglandins protect the stomach lining by helping it produce mucus. By reducing the number of prostaglandins in the body, NSAIDs leave the stomach open to the effects of stomach acid.
People who take NSAIDs for a long time or at high dosages should consult their doctor about ulcer prevention. One option is to take separate drugs that reduce acid production in the stomach. Using a different type of pain reliever is another option.
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