tiaprofenic acid-oral tablet


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USES: This pain/arthritis medication belongs to a class of drugs called NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). It is used for the pain and swelling associated with arthritis.

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with food or immediately after a meal as directed. Take this medication with 6 to 8 ounces (180-240ml) of water. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this drug. Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase the dose, take this more often or take this for longer than prescribed.

SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, stomach upset, nausea or diarrhea may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. Other side effects reported include trouble sleeping, irritability, constipation, dry mouth and increased sweating. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor promptly if you develop: dark urine, vomiting, chest pain, ringing in the ears, unusual bruising or bleeding, vision changes, painful or difficult urination. 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. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. 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.

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