Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause abdominal pain by irritating the stomach lining, which can cause heartburn or ulcerlike symptoms. Medicines that may cause these symptoms include:
Other medicines can cause abdominal cramping, diarrhea, or constipation. Medicines that may cause these symptoms include:
Your health professional may be able to prescribe other medicines if you are having abdominal pain caused by a medicine. There also may be ways to take a medicine that will decrease the chance that it will cause abdominal pain.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||January 13, 2011|