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Old 02-20-2010, 05:58 PM   #1
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need some answers

my dad had ms and was perscribed 800ml ibuprofem 3x a day for over 11 years. he just passed away due to a hemorage in his stomach and a giant bleeding ulser. i have done some research and the side effects of ibuprofen over long periods of use sound like the same things that killed him. my question is why wouldnt doctors look into seeing if he was having any problems due to the ibp or any of the other meds he was on? especially knowing the problems it can cause.

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Old 02-20-2010, 06:26 PM   #2
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Hi there. Ibuprofin is NOT prescribed for MS, so the reason he took it is still not clear.
Yes, there has been alot of data on stomache bleeds caused by high doses of Iburpofin, but only in the past 3 or 4 years...its possible that it wasnt as well known or documented when your dad was taking it....also, there are other factors. Did he drink alcohol? Did he take any other drugs? I find it really hard to believe his Neurologist would have had him on Ibuprofin for anything MS related...are you sure thats who prescribed it? also, those on Ibuprofin doses that high are subjected to regular blood work, was your dad having that done, or ignoring those requests?
Theres allot of "unknowns" here...but I am sorry for your loss....
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