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I am already taking indometacin . Can I take ibuprofen as my

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I am already taking indometacin for gout. Can I take ibuprofen as my back has gone into extremely painful spasm?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.
Hi and thanks for the query.You are already on an NSAID which is a non selective COX inhibitor and taking Ibuprofen will increase your chance of gastritis and peptic ulcers. I suggest you take a COX 2 inhibitor NSAID like Naproxen (Aleve) 250 mg thrice a day 20 minutes after a meal and also apply Ibuprofen liquigel (which is a topical application and does not have stomach damaging effects) on the back four times a day with gentle massage therapy. Drink a lot of water throughout the day as well and stay hydrated.Keep the back in a back binder or abdominal binder and take bed rest.
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.
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