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What is relafen or nabumetone?

What is relafen or nabumetone?

Relafin: Relafen (nabumetone) belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

There is no one drug that is effective for everyone when it comes to joint pain so please consult with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nabumetone (Definition)

It is an non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is available by prescription only. It is used to treat arthritis and a variety of other inflammatory conditions. Nabumetone is the ...Read more


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What is nabumetone best used for?

What is nabumetone best used for?

Varied ailments: Nabumatone or Relafen (nabumetone) is a standard non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (the smae kind of drug as Motrin or naprosyn) it is used for various forms of arthritis as well as soft tissue injury or tendinitis/bursitis. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: nabumetone?

NSAID: It is an non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is available by prescription only. It is used to treat arthritis and a variety of other inflammatory conditions. Nabumetone is the generic for relafen, (nabumetone). ...Read more

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What is the medication nabumetone prescribed for?

An NSAID: Nambumetone is an NSAID {non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug} which is used to treat pain and inflammation. The trade name drug Relafen (nabumetone) is no longer available. ...Read more

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Is lortab the same as relafen (nabumetone)?

Is lortab the same as relafen (nabumetone)?

No: Lortab is hydrocodone and Acetaminophen and is a narcotic pain reliever. Relafan (nabumetone) is an non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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Can nabumetone 750 mg help with my inflamed tube?

What tube??: Nabumetone is an anti inflammatory medication and can reduce pain and inflammation anywhere in the body. It also can increase the risk of bleeding and worsen kidney disease. Please restate your question with more specifics or talk with your dr. About your problem. ...Read more

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Will nabumetone cause a positive test for drug use?

Not for Opiates: Nabumetone should not cause a test to show confirmed presence of anything but nabumetone. Drug screens however have notorious false positives all of the time and must be confirmed by special techniques before they can legally be called positive. The tests are generally known as ms/gc/gcms. ...Read more

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How effective is relafen (nabumetone) for arthritis?

Its ok: Its one of the milder nsaids with relatively
low GI side effects
i personally rarely use it. ...Read more

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Can you take prevacid and relafen (nabumetone) at the same time?

Yes: You need to be monitored for the side effects of Relafen and other nsaids. Prevacid can help decrease the risk of GI bleeding. It is a proton pump inhibitor. Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) even has a proton pump inhibitor in the same pill with the Naproxen and decrease gastric ulcers. The proton pump inhibitors increase the protection from the NSAID induced GI ulcerations and bleeding. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pleurisy 3 days ago. Rx for nabumetone. Feel very tired. Still in pain. How long before I will feel better or should return to dr?

I was diagnosed with pleurisy 3 days ago. Rx for nabumetone. Feel very tired. Still in pain. How long before I will feel better or should return to dr?

Pleurisy: Hello ~ were you told what was the CAUSE of the pleurisy. Pleurisy is more of a symptom than a diagnosis and pleurisy, (pain which comes from inflammation of the pleurae) or (linings of the lung) can have many many causes and any answer must take that into account. As a base principle, if you are not getting better or worse, revisit the Dr. Thx ...Read more

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What are alternatives to anti-inflammatories, like relafen (nabumetone)?

What is it for: The first thing is to establish a diagnosis. The anti-inflammatories can help, but maybe you don't need them and can improve the problemwith exercise, posture, etc. All medications have alternatives but some are better than others. With the NSAID we have to watch the stomach, the kidneys, the blood pressure. Each of these can be affected in a adverse way and you need to be monitored. ...Read more

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Hello, does Nabumetone eliminate the inflammation after a few days, or does it just masks the pain for a few days?

Hello, does Nabumetone eliminate the inflammation after a few days, or does it just masks the pain for a few days?

Nabumetone (Relafen): Nabumetone is what we call an NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug). This means it's in the same category as ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) and naproxen (Aleve or Anaprox). It DECREASES (usually does not "eliminate") inflammation and it also decreases pain and fever while it is in your system. However, after the drug is eliminated from your system, it's effect is no longer there. ...Read more

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Does nabumetone 500 actually help with pain? I just got mine filled took two that was about 3 hrs ago and I am still in pain.

Does nabumetone 500 actually help with pain? I just got mine filled took two that was about 3 hrs ago and I am still in pain.

Nabumetone: First, you are on the lower dose. For most types of arthritis, I use two 750 mg tablets. Perception is a problem! Nabumetone is a pro-drug, inactive when swallowed, and then finally metabolized by the liver into an active drug. Since this takes time, poor drug for a headache. But when taken regularly, great drug for chronic pain. It cannot work as fast as most nsaids. ...Read more

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Could you take gabapentin and nabumetone together?

Could you take gabapentin and nabumetone together?

Nabumetone: Generic for Relafen, (nabumetone) should be ok with Neurontin. ...Read more

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I have factor V Leiden can I take Nabumetone twice a day?

Talking to your fict: I'm so sorry but I really think this is a question you should ask your own doctor. He/she knows you best. ...Read more

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Can you take nabumetone and and acetaminophen at the same time?

Can you take nabumetone and and acetaminophen at the same time?

Yes: Nabumetone is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) while Acetaminophen is tylenol (acetaminophen) (not an nsaid). Ok to take together. Should avoid taking other nsaids (e.g. Ibuprofen, naproxen) along with nabumetone. ...Read more

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Does nabumetone 500 mg affect trying to get pregnant? Or have any harm

No: Nabutetone (brand name relafen) does not affect conception. I would, however, discontinue it once you are pregnant. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be a safer choice during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between relafen (nabumetone) or motrin for pain relief?

Relafin, Motrin: Relafen (nabumetone) and Motrin belong to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids).

There is no one drug that is effective for everyone when it comes to joint pain so please consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Dangers of drinking a few beers while on 750mg 2x a day Relafen (nabumetone)? How soon after stopping this medication is it safe to drink again w/o risks?

See details: Drinking a few beers a day is excessive regardless if one is taking Relafen (nabumetone) or not. Alcohol and Relafen (nabumetone) together increase the risk of major GI issues. ...Read more

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Can I take nabumetone after its expired?

I would not: Some drugs can be dangerous past their expiration dates. Others like Nabumetone typically just lose their potency. As Nabumetone should be relatively inexpensive (it is a generic rx), I wouldn't take a drug if I needed it and be unsure if it would help. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how relafen (nabumetone) is taken?

Does anyone know how relafen (nabumetone) is taken?

I'll tell!: Usaully two 750mg tableets together, or one two times a day. Relafen (nabumetone) is inactive in your stomach, and is converted to its active form by the liver. Therefore it can be once daily and great for arthritis or any chronic pain. But not good for an acute headache. Nonethless, take with fluids. If you decide to take it once daily, supper time is best. It will be around at night and am! ...Read more

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What are the effects of nabumetone if you take more than a recomended dose?

What are the effects of nabumetone if you take more than a recomended dose?

Death: Excessive dosage of Nabumetone causes potentially life-threatening effects.
Over-dosage of Nabumetone can cause mild stomach problems such as nausea and vomiting.
An overdose of Nabumetone can cause life-threatening heart problems. Hypotension, a condition where the blood pressure is too low, can occur. Overdosage can also cause changes in the rate and rhythm of the heartbeat. ...Read more

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Do u have any none interactions between relafen (nabumetone) and instaflex?

See below: I am not aware of any but checking with the pharmacist they could probably do a thorough medication drug interaction check for you. ...Read more

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