On the other hand, it doesn't seem to sit in my stomach that long. I don't take much, just a 200 mg pill in the morning and at bedtime. I was on Celebrex pre surgery. When I was able to go back on an NSAID, I started back on the absolute minimal dose. Being the cheapass that I am with some things, I tried just and OTC ibuprofen instead and did just fine. And that's what I have taken a year after my surgery.I guess so...but NSAIDs often DO irritate stomach lining, and we have such small stomachs that...in my non-medical mind...an NSAID might be more of a problem for us. Of course, there is probably no evidence supporting my theory.
Remember, there is a warning on the NSAID labels about possible stomach irritation and that label is for everyone, not just us.