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    An_252985 posted:
    I have had a diagnosis of gastritis which flares from time to time. The pain is mostly on my left side in the middle of my ribcage to the left and just under my ribcage. I have been taking Sucralfate 1mg tablets 1 hr before meals & at bedtime as prescribed with no relief also a coated aspirin 325mg with no relief. The pain is intolerable. I'm' wondering if taking a Hydrocodone 7.5 tab would harm my stomach & cause even more pain?
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    David Maine, MD responded:
    Thank you for your post. Hydrocodone would not be in the typical treatment algorithm for gastritis. I would discuss this further with your doctor to discuss the diagnosis, further test/exam that may be needed, and other treatment options. I hope that helps. Please let us know if you have any other questions.


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