BROMFENAC-ORAL, Duract (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset is the most common side effect. Dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Inform your doctor promptly if any of the following effects occur: yellowing of eyes or skin, urine color change, vision changes, ringing in the ears/loss of hearing. If you notice any of the following unlikely but very serious side effects, stop taking this drug and consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately: black stools, persistent stomach/ abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver or kidney disease, blood disorders, ulcers, heart disease, alcohol use, high blood pressure, eye disease, asthma, drug allergies. Use caution when performing tasks requiring alertness. Limit alcohol intake as it may intensify the drowsiness effect of this medication and make your stomach or intestines more likely to bleed. This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol, especially when combined with this medicine, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Infrequently, this medication may increase the skin's sensitivity to sunlight. If this happens to you, avoid prolonged sun exposure, wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen. Avoid sunlamps. Caution is advised when this drug is used in the elderly. This medication should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Use of this drug during the last 3 months of pregnancy is not recommended. It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor about all drugs you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially of: warfarin, cimetidine (or other ulcer medication), corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), drugs used for high blood pressure (including water pills), lithium, phenytoin, arthritis medication (including aspirin, other NSAIDS and methotrexate). Do not take aspirin without consulting your doctor. Check the ingredients of any nonprescription medication you may be taking since many cough-and-cold formulas contain aspirin. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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