Clinoril has a number of medicines that it can potentially interact with (see Clinoril Drug Interactions).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using NSAIDs (other than aspirin), including Clinoril, may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke than those who do not take NSAIDs. This risk may be higher in people who have been taking NSAIDs for a long time. These events can occur without any warning and can lead to death. Tell your doctor if you have or ever have had any of the following:
You should also talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking Clinoril if you have:
- Congestive heart failure
- Liver disease or liver failure
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Kidney stones
- Bleeding problems or are taking a medicine that decreases the blood's ability to clot
- Nasal polyps
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
- Any allergies to medicines, including sulfa drugs, aspirin, or other NSAIDs.
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant (see Clinoril and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol frequently
- Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Clinoril Precautions and Warnings to learn more, including information on who should not take Clinoril.)