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Painkiller Choices With Kidney or Heart Problems (ASN)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Drugs
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Society of Nephrology
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 09/04/2012
If you need a painkiller but suffer from high blood pressure, heart failure, or kidney disease, it’s best to steer clear of some commonly used pain relievers -- ibuprofen, naproxen and celecoxib. They are too risky if you have any of those health problems. Here’s why.