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What are the side effects of flurbiprofen?

Common side effects of flurbiprofen include stuffy nose, headache, drowsiness, dizziness, and mild gastrointestinal distress (heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, gas, and stomach ache). More serious side effects of flurbiprofen include signs of allergic reaction (chest tightness, trouble breathing, rash, itching, facial swelling, hives, swelling in the mouth or throat); signs of a stroke (confusion, vision or speech changes, numbness of an arm or leg, weakness on one side of the body); chest pain or tightness, or irregular heartbeat; signs of stomach ulcers (vomit that looks like coffee grounds) or internal bleeding (unusual tiredness, fainting, tarry, black or bloody stools); signs of kidney damage (yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, a change in the mount of urine produced); signs of infection (persistent sore throat, chills, or fever); red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; swelling (edema) or unexplained weight gain; severe stomach upset or vomiting; unusual joint or muscle pain; ringing in the ears; and mental or mood changes. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms.

Flurbiprofen can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and should not be used right before or after bypass heart surgery.

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