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What should I know about Cambia before taking it?

Before you use Cambia (diclofenac), tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Cambia can increase your risk for a heart attack or stroke, so do not use it if you have had these problems or shortly before or after heart bypass surgery. Tell your doctor if you smoke before taking Cambia. NSAIDs can also cause stomach bleeding or perforation, which may be life-threatening. Tell your doctor if you suspect a stomach problem. Before using Cambia, you should inform your doctor about any health conditions you have, including the following: bleeding or clotting disorder; phenylketonuria; heart disease, high blood pressure, or congestive heart failure; nasal polyps; liver or kidney disease; history of stomach ulcers or bleeding; or asthma. Do not drink alcohol while using Cambia and talk to your doctor about all medications you're taking, as many may interact.

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