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Who Should Not Use Sprix?

You should not use Sprix if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Sprix, ketorolac, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have ever had an asthma attack, hives, or any other allergic reaction to aspirin or another NSAID.
     
  • Are having or have just had a heart surgery called a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).
     
  • Have an active bleeding condition, such as a stomach or intestinal ulcer (peptic ulcer) or bleeding within the head, or have an increased risk for bleeding.
     
  • Had a recent peptic ulcer, or have a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding or perforation (a hole in the digestive tract).
     
  • Have an upcoming major surgery.
     
  • Have severe kidney disease or kidney failure.
     

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Sprix should not be used, as well as several warnings and precautions people should be aware of before starting treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these safety issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific safety concerns that may apply to you.
 
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