Precautions and Warnings With Nabumetone
There are many precautions and warnings to be aware of with nabumetone. For example, before taking nabumetone, you should let your healthcare provider know if you have diabetes, bleeding problems, or heart disease -- including congestive heart failure -- among other things. Also, nabumetone may contribute to high blood pressure and cause anemia, liver damage, or a heart attack or stroke in some people. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about any other warnings that may apply to you.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Nabumetone?Prior to taking nabumetone (Relafen®), you should talk with your healthcare provider 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 are taking medicine that decreases the ability of your blood to clot)
- Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
- Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAID pain medicines.
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, vitamins, and herbal supplements.