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.2-8 Since every patient’s situation is different, experts recommend creating individualized pain management plans based on each patient’s goals.9 Consider taking a well-rounded approach that includes both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic modalities.10

Cardiovascular disease

NSAIDs may interfere with some medications used for CV disease.2,11,12

Gastrointestinal risks

NSAIDs may increase the risk of GI bleeding.5,13,14

Renal disease

NSAIDs may have adverse renal effects in some patients.15†

*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.
†In patients with kidney dysfunction.

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