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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using NSAIDs (other than aspirin), including Motrin, 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. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have or have ever had any of the following:
 
Prior to taking Motrin, you should also tell your healthcare provider if you have:
 
  • Asthma
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Bleeding problems or are taking medicines that decrease the ability of blood to clot
  • Diabetes
  • Nasal polyps
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
  • Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either problem 
  • Any allergies to medicines, including sulfa drugs, aspirin, or other NSAID pain medicines.
     
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant (see Motrin and Pregnancy)
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol frequently
  • Smoke
  • Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
     
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may currently be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Motrin for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this drug.)
 
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