Medicines Associated with Apthous Ulcers

Many of our patients experience chronic apthous ulcers.  This nuisance trauma often has identifiable causes. Here’s a list of some likely contributory culprits: 

FOODS / MEDICINES ASSOCIATED WITH RECURRENT APTHOUS ULCERS

FOODS

  • Apples
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Cheese
  • Chocolate
  • Cow's Milk
  • Figs
  • French Mustard
  • Gluten
  • Lemon
  • Nuts
  • Oats
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Rye
  • Shellfish
  • Soy
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Vinegar
  • Whole Wheat/Wheat Flour

MEDICINES

  • Aspirin: Bufferin, Bayer and Excedrin
  • Ibuprofen: Advil, Motrin and Nuprin
  • Ketoprofen: Actron, Orudis
  • Naproxen: Aleve
  • Oxaprozin-Rx: Daypro
  • Indomethacin-Rx: Indocin
  • Etodolac-Rx: Lodine
  • Naproxen-Rx: Naprosyn
  • Nabumetone-Rx: Relafen
  • Diclofenac-Rx: Voltaren
  • Celecoxib-Rx: Celebrex

OTHER

  • Benzoic Acid—a preservative
  • Cinnamonaldehyde—a flavoring agent
  • Gums
  • Mints
  • Tartar Control Toothpaste
  • Some cases of complex canker sores are caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune system; nutritional problems, such as vitamin B-12, zinc, folic acid, or iron deficiency; and gastrointestinal tract disease, such as Celiac disease and Crohn’s disease. (www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores)