VIMOVO is a twice-a-day prescription medicine. Taking one VIMOVO pill at night and one pill the next morning can help reduce the pain caused by osteoarthritis while helping to avoid some stomach issues common to NSAIDs.
Taking twice-daily VIMOVO
Taking VIMOVO with low-dose aspirin
If you take low-dose aspirin (less than 325 mg/day) for your heart, and also need to take an NSAID, VIMOVO may be a good option for you and your doctor to consider.
However, it's important to be aware that all prescription NSAIDs, including VIMOVO, may increase the chance of heart attack or stroke, which can lead to death. Taking low-dose aspirin may not reduce this risk, and you should never use VIMOVO as a substitute for aspirin in preventing heart attack or stroke. Taking aspirin and an NSAID may increase your risk of side effects, including serious ones. Tell your doctor if you take aspirin.
Following your doctor's instructions
- Take VIMOVO exactly as your doctor tells you to take it
- Take VIMOVO at least 30 minutes before a meal
- Swallow VIMOVO tablets whole with liquid. Do not split, chew, crush, or dissolve the VIMOVO tablet
- Tell your doctor if you cannot swallow the tablet whole—you may need a different medicine
- Your doctor may tell you to take vitamin D and calcium supplements during treatment with VIMOVO
- Your doctor will tell you how many VIMOVO tablets to take and when to take them
- Do not change your dose or stop VIMOVO without first talking to your doctor
- You may use antacids while taking VIMOVO
- If you forget to take a dose of VIMOVO, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Take the next dose on time. Do not take two doses at one time to make up for a missed dose
- If you take more VIMOVO than your doctor recommends, tell your doctor, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222, or go to the closest hospital emergency room right away. Symptoms of taking too much VIMOVO may include feeling weak and tired, dizziness, feeling sleepy, upper stomach-area pain or discomfort, heartburn, indigestion or nausea, a change in breathing or stopping breathing, vomiting, bleeding, movements of a body part that you cannot control, coordination problems, and decreased movement
Important Safety Information:
Like all medications that contain nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), VIMOVO may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This chance increases
- With longer use of NSAID medicines
- In people who have heart disease
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