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Updated 21 April 2015

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If you need to continuously take a NSAID (like ibuprofen or naproxen) to relieve pain, ask your doctor to consider prescribing a proton pump inhibitor (like esomeprazole) along with the NSAID to protect you against gastro-intestinal (GI) ulcers.

If you notice your stools becoming black, speak to your doctor immediately as this may indicate a GI bleed.

For more info on managing this condition, visit the Arthritis Centre.

 
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