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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?
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
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
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