What sort of medications can cause gastritis?
A class of medications, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), may cause gastritis when taken regularly or over a long period of time. Common NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen. These medications decrease the levels of prostaglandin, a natural chemical in the body that helps to protect the stomach lining from damage. Other medications and drugs that can cause gastritis include corticosteroids, cocaine, alcohol and chemotherapy medications.
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First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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