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Is Nabumetone An Opiate
Yes: Meperidine, or demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) is a very addictive opiate. The opiate also forms a significant physiologic dependence in patients if used for extended periods. Addiction is a biopsychosocial disease with a genetic predisposition. Dependency is a physiologic dependence on a medication. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or Meperidine may cause both. ...Read more
As others said, : Tramadol is a synthetic narcotic. As a neurologist I try avoiding it when possible due to its risk vs. benefits when it comes to ACTUAL pain relief scores for conditions such as radiculopathy, neuropathy, & headaches vs. # of significant side effects such as seizures and conversion of pain into chronic form due to quick tolerance of the body and risk of medication overuse syndrome. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Toradol?: Toradol (ketorolac) belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Advil and Aleve are in that group. Ketorolac works by reducing inflammation and pain in the body. It is used short-term to treat moderate to severe pain. An addict should already have a doctor monitoring all her medications and prescriptions, and can check for any reasons to avoid Toradol. ...Read more
No: Cyclobenzaprine is a type of muscle relaxant, and not an opoid medication (narcotic). Because it can affect the way you feel, some people can become psychologically dependent on it if they take a lot over an extended period of time. But it is not a narcotic or opoid medication. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Only on the Streets: Hydrocodone is a bona fide drug used in pain management in legitimate medical settings. However, it is a controlled substance because of its propensity to be habituating and thus abused for its narcotic effect. It is an illicit drug if its use by a specific user is not backed by a legitimate prescription and its acquisition is not from a legitimate pharmacy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
About 12 H: 12 hours is adequate assuming you have normal renal function. ...Read more
Why are you on these medications?
What is the diagnosis?
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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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