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    Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

    • Acular • Advil • Aleve • Anaprox • ibuprofen • ketorolac • Motrin • naproxen • Naprosyn • Nuprin • Toradol

    You have been prescribed a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) to relieve pain and inflammation. This medication can be used by itself, or it may be used with another pain medication.

    It is important that you follow your doctor’s instructions in taking this medication. Talk to your doctor first if you are having side effects, as they can often be managed without having to stop the medication. If you have any questions that aren’t covered in this information please ask your nurse, doctor or pharmacist.

    Stomach Pain and Nausea

    Taking these medications with food may help reduce stomach discomfort and nausea.
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    Dizziness and Drowsiness

    These medicines may cause you to feel drowsy or dizzy. This may get better as your body adjusts. If you feel dizzy, stay safe by not driving. Change positions slowly — go from lying down to sitting on the side of the bed, then stand slowly. Discuss excessive dizziness or drowsiness with your doctor.
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    Bleeding in the Stomach

    Bleeding in the stomach is an uncommon, but serious, side effect of this medicine. If you develop severe stomach pain, vomiting with blood or have blood in your bowel movements (either bright red or dark red stools) call your doctor immediately.
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    Ringing or Roaring in the Ears, Blurred Vision, Swelling in the Legs or Feet

    May indicate you are getting too much of the medication or that your kidneys are having difficulty. Call your doctor.
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