Stomach Ulcer (Gastric Ulcer): (Overview, Signs and Symptoms, Causes and Risk factors, Diagnosis, Treatment)

Frequent use of pain killers

Frequent use of pain killers Р

Certain pain relievers such as aspirin might irritate the lining of the stomach and small intestine. The over-the-counter pain-relieving medications are known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that help in relieving the pain. However, their frequent use might lead to the inflammation of the stomach lining. Some of these medications are:

  • Ketoprofen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen sodium

The older adults taking the pain medications for a longer time duration are more susceptible to stomach ulcers. Also, the people taking these medications for the treatment of osteoarthritis might develop stomach ulcers more easily.