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Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects with Relafen are possible. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including Relafen, may have a higher risk for a heart attack or stroke than those people who do not take NSAIDs. This warning does not apply to those who take aspirin, and the 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 loss of life. Get emergency medical help by calling 911 or an ambulance as soon as possible if you experience any of the following symptoms:
 
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness on one side of your body
  • Slurred speech.
     
Other possibly serious Relafen side effects include but are not limited to:
 
  • Allergic reactions, such as:
 
    • Swelling of the face or body
    • Blisters
    • Unexplained rash
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing
 
  • Stomach or intestinal problems, such as:
 
    • 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
  • Sensation that the pill is stuck in your throat.
     
Because Relafen 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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