Special Conditions

54%* of your patients may be at risk for adverse events if you’re not considering their comorbidities when recommending an analgesic1

Acetaminophen is safe when used as directed for a wide range of patients, including those on aspirin heart therapy, those with a history of stomach problems, and those with kidney dysfunction.2-7 Plus, it can provide effective post-op pain relief when added to a multimodal pain-management plan.8

Cardiovascular disease

NSAIDs may interfere with some medications used for CV disease.2,9,10

Post-op pain

83% of patients experience side effects from opioid use.11†

Gastrointestinal risks

NSAIDs may increase the risk of GI bleeding.12

Renal disease

NSAIDs may have adverse renal effects in some patients.13

*Percentage of consumers age 45+ who have high blood pressure, kidney disease, or are taking low-dose aspirin for heart health and thus may not be appropriate to use NSAIDs.

Based on a 2016, 500-person survey in patients who had orthopedic surgery.

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