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Drug Interactions

Diflunisal can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Drug Interactions With Diflunisal).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Diflunisal?

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