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What should I know about fenoprofen before taking it?

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as fenoprofen, can cause gastrointestinal problems such as stomach ulcers and bleeding. NSAIDs may also increase your risk for a heart attack or stroke. If you have a condition such as heart disease or high cholesterol that could lead to heart attack or stroke, or if you smoke, you should talk to your doctor about fenoprofen. The risks of taking an NSAID may be greater when it is taken over a longer period of time. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, people who will have surgery in the near future and people who drink a large amount of alcohol, should talk to their doctor before taking fenoprofen. 

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