I told my doctor that I cannot take ibuprofen due to history of a stomach ulcer. He then prescribed me meloxicam saying it would work better than tylenol, but not hurt my stomach like ibuprofen. However, upon filling the prescription I see that it comes with gastrointestinal warnings similar to ibuprofen. Is meloxicam a safe alternative to ibuprofen for someone with a history of ulcers?
No, its just a case of picking your poison. All NSAIDS have those stomach warnings. And take it from one who's drs just couldn't get it thru their damn heads that nsaids gave me ulcers, after 9 I said enough, now I want my pain treated appropriately.
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