Serious Problems With Cataflam
As with any drug, there is the potential for serious side effects with Cataflam. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using NSAIDs, including Cataflam, may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke than those people who do not take NSAIDs. 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 loss of life.
Get emergency medical help by calling 911 as soon as possible if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Weakness on one part of your body
- Slurred speech.
Other possible serious side effects include but are not limited to:
- Worsening of asthma
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Signs of liver problems, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice) or elevated liver enzymes (found using a blood test)
- Signs of heart failure, such as rapid weight gain, water retention, or unusual swelling of the arms, legs, hands, or feet
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
- An unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
- Wheezing or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Because Cataflam 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.