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Tell your doctor if you're allergic to any medications or if you're taking aspirin, NSAIDs, vitamin E or any medications that might cause bleeding. Also tell your doctor if you have a condition that bleeds easily such as an ulcer in your stomach or small intestine, or if you're pregnant.

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