“HCl should never be taken by anyone who is also using any kind of anti-inflammatory medication such as corticosteroids (e.g., Prednisone
), aspirin, Indocin, ibuprofen (e.g., Motrin
, Advil), or other NSAIDs. These drugs can initiate damage to the GI lining that supplementary HCl might aggravate, increasing the risk of gastric bleeding or ulcer.”
"Solution: if you’re not sure if you should take Betaine HCl, work with a skilled practitioner that knows about low stomach acid.