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SPL Medguide

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


What is the most important information I should know about medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)?
NSAIDs can cause serious side effects, including:
• Increased risk of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This risk may happen early in treatment and may increase:
o with increasing doses of NSAIDs
o with longer use of NSAIDs

Do not take NSAIDs right before or after a heart surgery called a “coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).”
Avoid taking NSAIDs after a recent heart attack, unless your healthcare provider tells you to. You may have an increased risk of another heart attack if you take NSAIDs after a recent heart attack.

• Increased risk of bleeding, ulcers, and tears (perforation) of the esophagus (tube leading from the mouth to the stomach), stomach and intestines:
o anytime during use
o without warning symptoms
o that may cause death

The risk of getting an ulcer or bleeding increases with:
o past history of stomach ulcers, or stomach or intestinal bleeding with use of NSAIDs
o taking medicines called “corticosteroids”, “anticoagulants”, “SSRIs”, or “SNRIs”
o increasing doses of NSAIDs
o longer use of NSAIDs
o smoking
o drinking alcohol
o older age
o poor health
o advanced liver disease
o bleeding problems

NSAIDs should only be used:
o exactly as prescribed
o at the lowest dose possible for your treatment
o for the shortest time needed

Revised: 1/2022
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