Brand names - Relafen
Medication type - NSAID
Common side effects - Nausea, vomiting,
heartburn, diarrhoea, constipation, headache, dizziness, sleepiness.
Rare side effects - Ulcers or sores
in mouth, depression, rashes or blistering of skin, ringing sound
in the ears, unusual tingling or numbness of the hands or feet,
seizures, blurred vision. Also elevated potassium levels, decreased
blood counts; such problems can be detected by your doctor.
Serious side effects - Shortness of
breath or wheezing, with or without swelling of legs or other signs
of heart failure; chest pain; peptic ulcer disease with vomiting
of blood; black, tarry stools; decreasing kidney function. Call
your doctor immediately.
Dosage - Adults: 1,000 mg once a day.
It may be increased to a maximum of 2,000 mg a day.
Uses - To treat mild to moderate pain
Other notes - Take with food. Prolonged
use can cause gastrointestinal problems, including ulceration and
bleeding, kidney dysfunction, and liver inflammation. Consult your
doctor about the need for medical examinations and lab studies.
Avoid alcohol when using this medication because it increases the
risk of stomach irritation. Avoid or discontinue this drug if you
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Nabumetone passes into
breast milk; avoid use while breast feeding. Because NSAIDs can
interfere with blood coagulation, this drug should be stopped at
least 3 days prior to any surgery. Do not take this drug with aspirin
or any other NSAIDs without your doctors approval