What is Relafen
Relafen (nabumetone) is a prescription medicine which belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is used to reduce hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Side effects of Relafen
The most common side effects identified in patients taking Relafen included:
- allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
- chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance
- black, bloody or tarry stools
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- swelling or rapid weight gain
- urinating less than usual or not at all
- nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice
- fever, sore throat and headache with a severe blistering, peeling and red skin rash
- bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness
- ringing in your ears
Relafen is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs or if you have:
- a history of heart attack, stroke or blood clot
- heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure
- a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding
- liver or kidney disease
- polyps in your nose
- a bleeding or blood clotting disorder
- if you smoke
Relafen dosage for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis is 1000 mg once a day or divided into a twice-daily dose. It can be taken with or without food. The maximum recommended daily dosage of Relafen is 2000 mg.