Generic Name - Nabumetone
Category - Anti-inflammatory
Pain and inflammation caused by arthritis
Generic for Relafen* is indicated to relieve the pain, tenderness, inflammation and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Nabumetone (Generic for Relafen*) belongs to the class of Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Nabumetone works by stopping the body's production of a substance that causes pain and inflammation.
Generic for Relafen* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Relafen* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
There are a number of medications that will interact with Generic for Relafen* It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Beta-blockers such as propranolol
Generic for Relafen* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericRelafen*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Relafen* for arthritis is 1000 milligrams taken as a single dose. Dosage may be increased up to 2000 milligrams per day, taken once or twice a day.
Generic for Relafen* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Relafen* side Effects include signs of bleeding - bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, black tarry stools, blood in the urine, signs of an allergic reaction - difficulty breathing or wheezing, skin rash, redness, blurred vision and change in the amount of urine passed.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Relafen*.
Generic for Relafen* and Pregnancy
There are no adequate or well-controlled studies to indicate the safety and effectiveness of Generic for Relafen* in pregnant women. However, there is a chance that these medicines may cause unwanted effects on the heart or blood flow of the fetus or newborn baby if they are taken regularly during the last few months of pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Relafen* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Relafen* passes into human milk. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Relafen* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Relafen* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Relafen* and Geriatric
Certain side effects, such as confusion, swelling of the face, feet, or lower legs, or sudden decrease in the amount of urine, may be especially likely to occur in elderly patients, who are usually more sensitive than younger adults to the effects of Generic for Relafen*.
The above information about Generic for Relafen* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.