Two months ago, I was rear-ended in car accident. Neck and lumbar pain. Besides Percocet and Flexeril pills, I was prescribed Ibuprofen 800mg. Take 1 tablet, 3 x daily. I have no idea except to think this Ibuprofen was prescribed to me to reduce inflammation, right?
I have had daily heartburn for over 3 years and chew on Pepcid Complete (or generic comparable chewables) for relief, so I am concerned about taking Ibuprofen.
Thought Ibuprofen increases likeliness of ulcers and ulcer symptoms such as heartburn? Is there another effective med that could be used instead of Ibuprofen, without the heartburn/ulcer symptoms?
Is Ibuprofen suppose to be taken for many months/long term or just for the 1st month or so and then replaced by another comparable med that is less damaging to the stomach?
Might as well cut to the chase and get a script for something that is not going to give me heartburn or ulcers, yet will be effective to reduce inflammation, provide a bit of relief from pain/stiffness, etc.
Anybody with experience, please share your thoughts.