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I and 73 years old and have had osteoarthritis in my hip for the last 20 years although my orthopaedic consultant tells me that I do not need hip replacement surgery yet. For the last couple of years I have been getting treasonable relief by taking 1 x 400mg Ibuprofen tablet every day along with 1 x Lanzoprasole 30mg to protect my stomach.
My simple question is whether it is safe to keep taking this dosage of Ibuprofen every day , year by year. I tried asking my GP and he was suitably vague about it and just told me not to exceed the recommended daily dose (which I do not) but would not commit himself to answering my specific question about taking it more or less for the rest of my life.
Any answers or even opinions would be welcome.
I am new to this forum and I am sure that many of you have discussed this question dozens of times so apologies if it made you sigh 😊