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What are possible side effects from using NSAIDs for ankylosing spondilitis pain?

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NSAIDs can break down the barriers that protect your stomach. This can cause an upset stomach and heartburn. In time, NSAIDs can cause ulcers even if you don’t have symptoms. Your doctor may prescribe another medicine to protect your stomach.

From: Medications for Ankylosing Spondylitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “Medications Used to Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis and Related Diseases.”

Sieper, J. , Published online 2009. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Spondylitis Association of America: “Alternative Treatments.”

Harvard Medical School Patient Education Center: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Arthritis Society of Canada: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “Medications Used to Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis and Related Diseases.”

Sieper, J. , Published online 2009. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Spondylitis Association of America: “Alternative Treatments.”

Harvard Medical School Patient Education Center: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Arthritis Society of Canada: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 14, 2018

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