Relafen is in a group of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It’s used to relieve the swelling and joint pain associated with arthritis.
Take this drug as your doctor prescribes. Please inform your doctor if you want to increase the amount of drug or if you want to change the regular schedule. You may take Relafen with or without food. You’ll need 6-8 ounces (180-240 ml) of water to take this drug. Note that it’s not permitted to lie down for half an hour after you take this medication.
Relafen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to treat fever, pain and inflammation in the body. NSAIDs in general are non-narcotic gentle relievers that treat the pain of different nature – injuries, menstrual cramps, arthritis and other musculoskeletal pains. Please note that your doctor may prescribe different NSAIDs for different kinds of your conditions since NSAIDs’ influences differently on patients.
If the medication’s dose is missed take it as soon as possible. Do not take the forgotten doze of Nabumetone if it’s time to take the next dose, just follow your usual schedule. Do not increase dose to catch up.
Keep Relafen at the room temperature, away from the sun and moisture. Bathroom is not the place to store this medicine.
Relafen Safety information
Inform your doctor about your medical history, pay doctor’s attention to your liver or kidney disease, blood disorders, ulcers, heart disease, alcohol use, high blood pressure, eye disease, asthma, nasal polyps, any allergies - especially aspirin/NSAID allergy (e.g., ibuprofen, celecoxib). Use caution when performing tasks requiring alertness. Control the amount of alcohol taken since the effect of this medication may be intensified. Stomach bleeding may be caused by this medicine. The risk for stomach bleeding may be increased by the daily use of alcohol especially when combined with this drug. Get more information from your doctor or pharmacist. The aspirin may not be taken without the consultation with your doctor. You need to check the ingredients of non-prescript medication (for example cough-and-cold drugs containing aspirin). If this medicine used in the elderly caution is needed. The use of this drug during pregnancy is permitted if it’s really needed. You and your doctor should discuss the risks and benefits. It’s not recommended to use this medicine during the last 6 months of pregnancy. The Relafen’s influence on the breast milk is unknown. You should consult your doctor if you’re breast-feeding.
Relafen Side effects
Such symptoms like stomach upset, diarrheic or constipation, nausea, vomiting, unusual fatigue, drowsiness, or headache may happen. Contact you doctor as soon as possible if you observe any of mentioned effects. Urgently inform your doctor if you have the following serious effects: ringing in ears/loss of hearing, change in amount or colour of the urine, yellowing of the eyes or skin, easy bruising or bleeding, persistent sore throat, fever, vision changes. If the serious effects (black stools, persistent stomach/ abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds) appear stop taking this drug and get your doctor’s or your pharmacist’s consultation. It’s unlikely to see the allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing), seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. If other effects not mentioned occur – contact your doctor or pharmacist.
It needs up to two weeks before you note the full effect of this medicine in arthritis. For best results take Nabumetone regularly and use it parallel with an exercise program advised by your doctor.