Posted 1/26/2023 11:46 AM (GMT -8)
For the past several decades, the usual advice for IBD patients is to avoid all NSAIDs due to increased risk of flare or worsening of existing inflammation.
However, some recent studies have shown that the above advice may be unnecessarily strict.
The risk of occasional NSAID use was shown to be quite low for both UC and for Crohn's.
Even short term use was shown to be a low risk for UC and Crohn's.
Long term use is somewhat risky for Crohn's, and still fairly low risk for UC patients.
So, long story short, a few days of NSAID use for a UC patient is probably a low risk endeavor as far as exacerbating your UC is concerned.