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Side Effects to Report

Vimovo contains naproxen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID). As such, it can cause certain serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
 
    • Chest pain
    • Shortness of breath or other breathing difficulties
    • Pain in the shoulder, arm, or jaw
 
 
    • Slurred speech
    • Weakness on one side of the face or body
    • Confusion
 
  • Signs of bleeding of the digestive tract, such as:
 
    • Dark, tarry stools
    • Bloody vomit
 
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
 
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Elevated liver enzymes (found using a blood test)
 
  • Rapid weight gain, water retention, or unusual swelling of the arms, legs, hands, or feet
  • Signs of low blood magnesium (hypomagnesemia), such as:
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    • Muscle spasm
    • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
    • Seizures
  
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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