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Gastritis (cont.)

Gastritis Prevention

The mainstay of gastritis prevention is to avoid those things that irritate or inflame the stomach's lining.

  • Aspirin (use coated aspirin if the person must take aspirin)
  • NSAIDs such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or naproxen (Naprosyn)
  • Smoking
  • Caffeine and other caffeine-like substances
  • Alcohol

If the patient's health care practitioner has prescribed a medication that they think is causing gastritis symptoms, talk to the doctor before you stop taking the medication. The medication may be very important for the patient's health.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/7/2014
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