I had a gastric bypass and was prescribed naproxen 550 mg to take, is it safe to take?
Question posted by angelica51 on 26 July 2010
Last updated on 25 April 2017 by costantinip
I also had gastric bypass. My Dr. told me not to take any medication that has ibuprofen in it because it causes thinning of the stomach wall which I m guessing puts you at higher risk, for ulcers. Naproxen from my understanding of the ingredients does in include ibuprofen in it.
Angelica; No, no, no, no, no, no, no!! Hows that for an answer? :-)) I had a gastric bypass, and I had a takedown too,but I suffer from chronic pain and low back pain. I started taking Ibuprofen and Naproxen Sodium (not at once, just occasionally when I was really hurting. I ended up with SEVERE gastritis, and almost put a hole in my stomach. it was written up in my "rules" about gastric bypass not to take those two meds, but I wasn't taking them very often, so I figured that it would be alright. Besides, my pain doctor kept telling me that was my only choice for breakthrough meds. BAD MISTAKE on my part. Now I have to have an endoscopy yearly, plus take Prevacid twice a day plus a nasty white chalky med called carafate. As if I don't take enough meds to put down a very large horse!! I can't take Celebrex as I am allergic to sulfa meds. Please don't put a hole in your stomach. It doesn't feel very good, and it further limits the way you can eat. Good luck!!!
To my understanding, you need to goo through the Doctor who did the Bypass to be sure you can take it. My wife had this done and could not take capsules
Yes it is safe to use, my brother had the same procedure.
One of the many uses of this med is for pain relief, such as for pain following a medical procedure.
Now this medication is used to treat many other conditions as I mentioned before, which are not relevant in your case.
So you know:
Treatment of arthritis symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling. Naproxen can be used to treat several different types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis (also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis), ankylosing spondylitis, and gout. However, the medication does not cure these types of arthritis.
Treatment of painful menstrual periods.
Naproxen may also be combined with other medications in several common cold, allergy, and flu products to help relieve common cold symptoms, such as fever and aches and pains.
I hope you are feeling safer now... all the best, and take care.-
- Naproxen uses and safety info
- Naproxen information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Naproxen (detailed)
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