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Precautions and Warnings With Naproxen/Esomeprazole Magnesium

Naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium may increase the risk for heart attacks, strokes, or bleeding problems. If you have certain medical conditions, such as asthma, heart disease, or stomach ulcers, your healthcare provider may advise against taking naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium. Precautions and warnings also extend to people with certain allergies and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Naproxen/Esomeprazole Magnesium?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium (Vimovo™) if you have:
 
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Low magnesium levels in the blood (hypomagnesemia) 
  • Bleeding problems (or are taking a blood-thinning medication)
  • Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of these problems
  • Any allergies, including allergies to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have recently had heart surgery.
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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