List of Common Lupus Medications

  • celecoxib (Celebrex)
  • diclofenac (Voltaren)
  • diclofenac-misoprostol (Arthrotec) (Note: misoprostol is not an NSAID. It helps to prevent stomach ulcers, which are a risk of NSAIDs.)
  • diflunisal (Dolobid)
  • etodolac (Lodine)
  • fenoprofen (Nalfon)
  • flurbiprofen (Ansaid)
  • indomethacin (Indocin)
  • ketorolac (Toradol)
  • ketoprofen (Orudis, Ketoprofen ER, Oruvail, Actron)
  • nabumetone (Relafen)
  • meclofenamate
  • mefenamic acid (Ponstel)
  • meloxicam (Mobic Vivlodex)
  • nabumetone (Relafen)
  • oxaprozin (Daypro)
  • piroxicam (Feldene)
  • salsalate (Disalcid)
  • sulindac(Clinoril)
  • tolmetin (Tolmetin Sodium, Tolectin)

The most common side effects of these NSAIDs include:

  • nausea
  • heartburn
  • ulcers in your stomach or intestines
  • bleeding in your stomach or intestines

Taking a high dosage of an NSAID or using these drugs for a long time increases your risk of bleeding or stomach ulcers. Some NSAIDs are gentler on the stomach than others. Always take NSAIDs with food, and never take them right before lying down or going to sleep. These precautions can reduce your risk of stomach problems.

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