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Lodine Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are possible when taking Lodine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) other than aspirin, including Lodine, may be at higher risk for heart attack or stroke than those who do not take them. This risk may be higher in people who have been taking NSAIDs for a long time. These events can occur without warning and may lead to loss of life.
 
Call 911 if you experience any of the following symptoms:
 
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness on one part of your body
  • Slurred speech.
     
Other potentially serious Lodine side effects include but are not limited to:
 
  • Allergic reactions, such as:
 
    • Swelling of the face or body
    • Blisters
    • Unexplained skin rash
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing
 
  • Stomach or intestinal problems, including:
 
    • Bleeding
    • Ulcers
    • A hole (known as a perforation)
 
  • Liver damage, which can cause:
 
    • Nausea
    • Fatigue
    • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
    • Excessive tiredness
 
  • Kidney problems, including kidney failure
  • Fluid retention or unexplained weight gain
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Feeling that the pill is stuck in your throat.
     
Because Lodine can increase the risk of major or life-threatening bleeding, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you notice any unusual bleeding or have any of the following symptoms:
 
  • Bloody nose
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Blood in the urine or stools
  • Vomiting blood
  • Red or purple spots on the skin.
     
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