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

Frequent use of pain killers

Frequent use of pain killers Р12Healthy.com

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.