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An awareness of the precautions and warnings with Dolobid can help ensure a safe treatment process. People who should not take the drug include those with an active bleeding condition, those who have recently had open heart surgery, and those who are in the third trimester of pregnancy. Warnings also involve the possibility of serious side effects, like kidney damage or heart attack.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Dolobid?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Dolobid® (diflunisal) 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 if you are taking medicine that decreases your blood's ability to clot)
- Nasal polyps
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
- Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
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, antacids, vitamins, and herbal supplements.