Rebecca (Becky) A.

Drugs that can damage the pouch

Aug 31, 2009

I am way behind on posting and since I am suffering from a sinus infection I thought this would be a good time to post a reminder about drugs that can damage the pouch.  I have also had a bacterial infection on my right foot so have not been able to walk much.  I am fighting a gain of about 7 pounds.  I think I have been eating too many carbs lately so I will be watching this more carefully.  I have my 3 year checkup with Dr. Juarez's office in three weeks.  I am excited about coming up to my 3 year surgiversary.  It is hard to believe that three years had gone by already. 

Advil   Motrin
Aleve Clinorial Nalfon
Amigesic Darvon compounds Naprosyn
Anacin Disalcid Nayer
Anaprox Dolobid Orudis
Ansald Erythromycin Oruval
Anthra-G Equagesic Pamprin-IB
Arthropan Feldene Percodan
Ascriptin Fiorinal Ponstel
Aspirin Ibuprofen Rexolate
Asproject Indocin Tandearil
Azolid Ketoprofen Tetracycline
  Lodine Tolecin
Bufferin Meclomen Uracel
Butazolidin Midol Voltaren
ALL NSAIDS are also included in the above list. (See below.)   Bextra                                     Celebrex                                Vioxx Also OK is 81 mg daily of enteric coated aspirin if prescribed by your PCP   DRUGS THAT ARE CONSIDERED SAFE:  
Benadryl Glycerin Suppositories Safetussin
Colace Imodium AD Sudafed
Dimetapp Milk of Magnesia Triaminics (all)
Dulcolax Suppositories Peri-Colace Tylenol
Fleet Enema Phazyme Tylenol Cold Products
Gas-X Robitussin Tylenol Extra Strength
  I want to help everyone understand the reason NSAIDS are dangerous for us. Contrary to popular belief, it is not just that they are “pouch burners” as the industry wants us to believe. It goes much deeper than that. According to an article published in the June 1999 New England Journal of Medicine, NSAIDS, once absorbed into the blood stream cause a chain of chemical reactions that affect the prostaglandins and this in turn reduces the production of mucus in the GI system. The mucus is what lines our GI system and protects our pouch and intestines from damage.   If the mucus production is reduced, this would allow ANYTHING, including eating something with too sharp of an edge or food that are too spicy, to inadvertently begin a marginal ulcer. The best answer is to avoid NSAIDS at all cost. Taking an H2 receptor drug, such as Prilosec, Prevacid or Nexium is only a bandaid and no guarantee it will protect you.   If you are desperate to try an NSAID, I would recommend Arthrotec since it has a prostaglandin compound in it that tries to prevent the chemical reaction mentioned above, but you are still at risk for marginal ulcers anytime you take an anti-inflammatory.


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May 17, 2006
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