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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using NSAIDs, including EC-Naprosyn, may be at higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke than those people who do not take them.(This warning does not apply to those who take aspirin.) 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:
 
You should also talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking EC-Naprosyn if you have:
 
  • Asthma
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Liver disease or failure
  • Kidney disease or failure
  • Bleeding problems (or if you are taking a medicine that decreases your blood's ability to clot)
  • Diabetes
  • Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
  • Any allergies to medicines, including sulfa drugs, aspirin, or other NSAID pain medicines.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant (see Naprosyn and Pregnancy)
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol frequently
  • Smoke
  • Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
     
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Naprosyn for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this drug.)
 
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