As with any medicine, Treximet can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include, but are not limited to:
- Chest, neck, or jaw pain.
(Click Treximet Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Treximet can interact with several other medications (see Treximet Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
- Heart problems of any kind, especially a history of heart disease, angina, an irregular heart rhythm, or a heart attack
- A history of stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke"), or other bleeding in the brain (such as a subarachnoid hemorrhage)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Certain blood vessel conditions, such as peripheral vascular disease, ischemic bowel disease, or Raynaud's phenomenon
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- A history of seizures or epilepsy
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Smoke cigarettes
- Have a family history of heart disease
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Treximet and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Treximet and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Treximet Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)