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Relafen Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Relafen® is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It helps to reduce the pain and inflammation that are associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It works by reducing hormones that may cause swelling and pain in the body.

Relafen Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 1000 milligrams and you should be taken as a single dose. Your doctor may also increase dosage up to 2000 milligrams per day, and you should be taken once or twice a day.

Uses of Relafen

  • Nabumetone medicine is used to reduce the pain, inflammation, and stiffness that may be occur due to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in the medication guide.

Side Effects of Relafen

Before taken Relafen medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Relafen. Side effects may include:

  • Inflammation of the stomach
  • Dry mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Inability to fall
  • Nervousness
  • Increased sweating
  • Inflammation of the mouth

Warnings and precautions before taking Relafen:

  • If you have kidney or liver disease, then you should tell your doctor and you should be used Relafen with extra caution.
  • You should be used this medicine with extra caution if you have congestive heart failure or high blood pressure. Because drug may also be cause fluid retention and swelling.
  • If you are allergic to nabumetone, aspirin or other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen, or any other medications, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you are having surgery such as dental surgery, then you should tell the doctor that you are taking nabumetone.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Relafen with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Relafen with the following:

  • Diuretics such as HydroDIURIL and Lasix
  • Lithium
  • Methotrexate

After taken Relafen if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Relafen overdose include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Decreased urination
  • Shallow breathing

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