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How harmful are drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen to Crohn's patients?

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen can trigger flare-ups or cause symptoms like those of Crohn's. Ask your doctor about other choices.

From: Tips to Avoid Crohn's Disease Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cosnes, J. November 1999. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics,

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease."

Bolge, S. , February 2010. Clinical Therapeutics

Korzenik, J. , October 2008. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Mittermaier, C. , January-February 2004. Psychosomatic Medicine

Raymond Cross, MD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 08, 2019

SOURCES:

Cosnes, J. November 1999. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics,

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease."

Bolge, S. , February 2010. Clinical Therapeutics

Korzenik, J. , October 2008. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Mittermaier, C. , January-February 2004. Psychosomatic Medicine

Raymond Cross, MD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 08, 2019

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