Relafen Precautions and Warnings
Some Relafen precautions and warnings to be aware of include possible side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney or liver damage, and cardiovascular events like a heart attack or stroke. Also, since Relafen can potentially interact with a number of other medicines, you should let your doctor know about every drug you are currently taking in order to reduce the risk of interactions.
Relafen: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to taking Relafen® (nabumetone), you should talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Liver disease or liver failure
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Bleeding problems (or are taking medicine that decreases the ability of your blood to clot)
- Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
- Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAID pain medicines.
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol frequently
- 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, vitamins, and herbal supplements.