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Medication Guide for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

(See the end of this Medication Guide for a list of prescription NSAID medicines.)


What is the most important information I should know about medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)?

NSAID medicines may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke that

can lead to death. This chance increases:

NSAID medicines should never be used right before or after a heart surgery

called a “coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).”

NSAID medicines can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and

intestines at any time during treatment. Ulcers and bleeding:

The chance of a person getting an ulcer or bleeding increases with:

NSAID medicines should only be used:


What are Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)?

NSAID medicines are used to treat pain and redness, swelling, and heat (inflammation) from medical conditions such as:

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

Do not take an NSAID medicine:

Tell your healthcare provider:

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 the stomach and intestine  nausea
 low red blood cells (anemia)  vomiting
 life-threatening skin reactions  dizziness
 life-threatening allergic reactions  
 liver problems including liver failure  
 asthma attacks in people who have asthma  

Get emergency help right away if you have any of the following symptoms:

Stop your NSAID medicine and call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms:

These are not all the side effects with NSAID medicines. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information about NSAID medicines.

Other information about Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

NSAID medicines that need a prescription
 Generic Name  Tradename
 Celecoxib  Celebrex®
 Diclofenac  Cataflam®, Voltaren®, Arthrotec™ (combined with misoprostol)
 Diflunisal  Dolobid®
 Etodolac  Lodine®, Lodine® XL
 Fenoprofen  Nalfon®, Nalfon® 200
 Flurbirofen  Ansaid®
 Ibuprofen  Motrin®, Tab-Profen®, Vicoprofen* (combined with hydrocodone),
   CombunoxTM (combined with oxycodone)
 Indomethacin  Indocin®, Indocin® SR, Indo-Lemmon™, Indomethagan™
 Ketoprofen  Oruvail®
 Ketorolac  Toradol®
 Mefenamic Acid  Ponstel®
 Meloxicam   Mobic®
 Nabumetone  Relafen®
 Naproxen  Naprosyn®, Anaprox®, Anaprox® DS, EC-Naproxyn®, Naprelan®, Naprapac ® (copackaged with lansoprazole)
 Oxaprozin  Daypro®
 Piroxicam  Feldene®
 Sulindac  Clinoril®
 Tolmetin  Tolectin®, Tolectin DS®, Tolectin® 600

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

Manufactured by:
Glenmark Generics Ltd
Colvale-Bardez, Goa 403 513

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Glenmark Generics Inc., USA
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Questions? 1 (888)721-7115

November 2008

Relabeling and Repackaging by:
Gainesville, GA  30501

Revised: 2/2012