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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
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
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