Posted by: Krea | 2009/04/10

Naprosol EN - Affecting my stomach

I' m taking Naprosol EN, Salazopyrin and Arava for RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis). I know from early years of treatment with NSAID meds that my stomach is sensitive for the NSAIDs. Presently I do suffer from a acute attack of RA and the rheumatologist suggest Naprosol EN for a bit of extra pain relieve. I' m taking Lansoloc 30 mg in morning as I awake and just before my breakfast I' m also taking Mucaine, and last thing before I turn the light of I' m taking Mucaine again, presently my stomach is burning very badly. Is there anything else what I can do to protect my stomach? It is only my second week of taking Naprosol EN.

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Hi Krea

Yes, Naprosyn is high on the list of drugs that may cause stomach irritation - even higher than diclofenac (voltaren). I suggest replacing the mucaine with ulsanic. Take this 10-15 minutes prior to your NSAID and see if an improvent is noticed within a couple of days. If not, your doc may have to recommend something else.

Best of luck

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