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Is Ibuprofen advisable for arthritis in an elderly person?

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Posted on Sat, 12 Dec 2015
Question: Is 400-600mg of ibprofen daily for arthritis dangerous? I am a 71 yr old woman.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I wil say only take when you are in pain!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

Long use of Ibuprofen can cause impaired kidney function and gastritis. I will recommend you only take this drug if in pains and not routinely. Let me know whether it is almost impossible to do with so as to provide helpful tips in taking less dosages daily.

I wish you well and hope you find this helpful. I wish you well and feel free to ask for more information nda clarifications if need be.
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Brief Answer: I wil say only take when you are in pain! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. Long use of Ibuprofen can cause impaired kidney function and gastritis. I will recommend you only take this drug if in pains and not routinely. Let me know whether it is almost impossible to do with so as to provide helpful tips in taking less dosages daily. I wish you well and hope you find this helpful. I wish you well and feel free to ask for more information nda clarifications if need be.