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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®
Sulindac Clinoril®
Tolmetin Tolectin®, Tolectin DS®, Tolectin® 600

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

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Glenmark Generics Ltd
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November 2008

Revised: 4/2010
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