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What are the side effects of medications that treat ankylosing spondylitis?

Some of the side effects of medications that treat ankylosing spondylitis include upset stomach. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs for short, can upset the stomach. If this side effect occurs, doctors will switch to another type of NSAID or they will prescribe a medicine to protect the stomach. Biologics, another medication for ankylosing spondylitis, can sometimes cause skin soreness around the injection site. They can also make infections more likely.

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