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  • You have had serious side effects from taking a pain reliever or fever reducer.
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  • You have stomach problems, including heartburn.
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From: What Are NSAIDs for Arthritis? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by David Zelman on December 22, 2016

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation.

FDA.

RxList.com.

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 22, 2016

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