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Precautions and Warnings With Anaprox

Specific Precautions and Warnings With Anaprox

Some precautions and warnings with Anaprox to be aware of include the following:
    • Chest pain
    • Shortness of breath
    • Weakness
    • Slurring of speech.
  • All NSAIDs, including Anaprox, may make high blood pressure worse or even cause it. Anaprox should be used with caution in people who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure.
  • All NSAIDs, including Anaprox, may cause congestive heart failure or swelling. Contact your healthcare provider if you notice unexplained weight gain or swelling. Also, Anaprox should be used with caution in people with heart failure.
  • All NSAIDs, including Anaprox, have been reported to cause problems in the stomach and intestines, including bleeding (known as gastrointestinal bleeding), stomach ulcers, or holes in the stomach or intestines (called perforations). These problems can lead to serious complications or even loss of life. Extreme caution should be used if Anaprox is prescribed to people with a history of ulcers or gastrointestinal bleeding. To decrease the chances of these problems occurring, you should take the smallest effective dose for the shortest period of time. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any signs or symptoms of stomach ulcers or bleeding, including:
    • Stomach pain
    • Indigestion
    • Black, tarry stools
    • Vomiting blood.
  • People taking NSAIDs, including Anaprox, can suffer kidney damage. It is more common in the elderly and people with kidney disease, heart failure, or liver problems. It is also more common in those taking diuretics or ACE inhibitors.
  • People taking Anaprox can suffer liver damage. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you notice things such as:
    • Nausea
    • Tiredness
    • Lethargy
    • Itchy or yellowing skin
    • Abdominal pain
    • Flu-like symptoms.
  • NSAIDs, including Anaprox, have been reported to cause allergic reactions. Seek emergency medical attention immediately if you notice things such as difficulty breathing and swelling of the face and throat.
  • In rare cases, people taking Anaprox can develop a very serious rash. If you notice an unexplained rash or blisters, fever, or itchy skin, stop taking Anaprox and call your healthcare provider.
  • If you are an alcoholic or drink alcohol frequently, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to starting Anaprox. Alcohol can affect the way the liver works, which can indirectly affect how Anaprox works.
  • NSAIDS, including Anaprox, have been known to cause an increase in liver enzymes. Therefore, it is recommended that you have a blood test that checks your liver function before starting Anaprox and then again 12 weeks after treatment has started.
  • Anaprox has been known to cause anemia. Therefore, if you are taking Anaprox for an extended amount of time and show signs of anemia, talk to your healthcare provider.
  • You should not take Anaprox with any other NSAID, as this may increase your risk of any of the problems discussed above. Many NSAIDs available with or without a prescription; make sure to read labels carefully. Some examples of NSAIDs include:
  • Anaprox is a pregnancy Category C medicine, meaning that it could potentially cause harm to your unborn child. If you are pregnant, you should take Anaprox only if the benefit outweighs the possible risk to your unborn child. Anaprox is not recommended for women in the third trimester of pregnancy because it can cause injury and even death to the developing fetus. If you become pregnant while taking Anaprox, contact your healthcare provider immediately (see Anaprox and Pregnancy for more information).
  • You should not take Anaprox while nursing. If you are nursing and taking Anaprox, discuss with your healthcare provider whether to stop nursing or to stop taking Anaprox.
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