Ensuring Your Safety With Sulindac

Drug Interactions With Sulindac

Sulindac can interact with several different medications (see Drug Interactions With Sulindac).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using NSAIDs (other than aspirin), including sulindac, may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke than those who do not take NSAIDs. This risk may be higher in people who have been taking NSAIDs for a long time. These events can occur without warning and can lead to death. Tell your doctor if you have or ever have had any of the following:
 
You should also talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking sulindac if you have:
 
  • Asthma
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Kidney stones
  • Bleeding problems or are taking a medicine that decreases the blood's ability to clot
  • Diabetes
  • Nasal polyps
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
  • Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
  • Any allergies to medicines, including sulfa drugs, aspirin, or other NSAIDs.
     
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant (see Clinoril and Pregnancy)
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol frequently
  • Smoke
  • Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
     
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Sulindac to learn more, including information on who should not take sulindac.)
 
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