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Who is most likely to have stomach ulcers and bleeding from taking NSAIDs?

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Anyone can get a stomach ulcer while taking NSAIDs. But it may be more likely if you:

  • Are over 60 years old
  • Smoke
  • Have a history of stomach ulcers
  • Have more than one medical problem
  • Drink three or more alcoholic drinks daily
  • Take anti-inflammatory steroids, such as prednisone
  • Have kidney failure

From: What Are NSAIDs for Arthritis? WebMD Medical Reference

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Arthritis Foundation.

FDA.

RxList.com.

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 22, 2016

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation.

FDA.

RxList.com.

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 22, 2016

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