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Warning for Arthritis Patients Who Take NSAIDs

September 8, 2011 by Alex.

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Gouty arthritis patients who take NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as naproxen or celecoxib for relief of pain and inflammation should be aware of the results of a recent study conducted at McMaster University's Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute.

Researchers discovered that those patients who take stomach acid lowering drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium or Prevacid with their NSAIDs to reduce the chance of stomach bleeding or ulcers are at risk of a different problem - major damage to the small intestine.

It turns out that PPIs may actually aggravate hard to detect damage done to the small intestine by NSAIDs. This damage has only recently been revealed by the use of mini video cameras that are swallowed like pills.

"Suppressing acid secretion is effective for protecting the stomach from damage caused by NSAIDs, but these drugs seem to be shifting the damage from the stomach to the small intestine, where the ulcers may be more dangerous and more difficult to treat," warns principal investigator Professor John Wallace.

The use of probiotics (live microorganisms) is now being considered as a possible treatment for injury to the small intestine. In the meantime, arthritis and gouty arthritis patients may want to reconsider their use of gout medications.

Filed under: Gout Arthritis.

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