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I'm sorry your mother isn't feeling well. A bitter taste on the tongue is a common side effect of Nicip, but this side effect should subside within a few days after discontinuing the medication. If your mother is no longer taking Nicip but is still having problems, there may be something else going on. Like all nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Nicip can irritate the stomach, and it occasionally causes liver damage
. Either of these problems could cause swallowing difficulties
A simple blood test
will determine if your mother is suffering from liver damage. The doctor can order this test. If endoscopy isn't going to be performed, your mother's doctor may recommend acid-blocking medications to protect her stomach (cimetidine, ranitidine, omeprazole and lansoprazole
are a few examples). Sucralfate
or liquid antacids might help soothe her throat and make swallowing easier. If none of these measures proves beneficial within a few days, endoscopy is indicated.
I hope that helps, and I hope your mother feels better soon.