Who should not take a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)?

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Do not take an NSAID medicine: · if you had an asthma attack, hives, or other allergic reaction with aspirin or any other NSAID medicine · for pain right before or after heart bypass surgery Tell your healthcare provider: · about all of your medical conditions. · about all of the medicines you take. NSAIDs and some other medicines can interact with each other and cause serious side effects. Keep a list of your medicines to show to your healthcare provider and pharmacist. · if you are pregnant. NSAID medicines should not be used by pregnant women late in their pregnancy. · if you are breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor. What are the possible side effects of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)? Serious side effects include: Other side effects include: · heart attack · stomach pain · stroke · constipation · high blood pressure · diarrhea · heart failure from body swelling (fluid retention) · gas · kidney problems including kidney failure · heartburn · bleeding and ulcers in ... more
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