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Reducing Swelling, Pain and Joint Stiffness from Arthritis

Nabumetone is an oral anti-inflammatory prescriptive drug. It can reduce swelling, pain and joint stiffness from arthritis.

Nabumetone is non-steroidal. It works by preventing the enzyme from creating hormones that causes swelling to your body.

What Condition Does Nabumetone Treat?

Nabumetone can treat the symptoms of:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

How does Nabumetone works?

Nabumetone reduces the production of prostaglandins in your body. This chemical causes the symptoms of arthritis such as pain and swelling. The effect is observed within one hour upon intake. But it may take up to 1 week before you feel its full effect.

What is the dosage of Nabumetone?

Nabumetone oral tablet comes in 500 mg and 750 mg. The recommended initial dose is 1,000 mg once a day. You can take the medicine once a day or in two divided doses. Your doctor may slowly increase your dosage if needed. Take the dose with or without food. For chronic treatment, the lowest effective dose is advised.

How to use Nabumetone?

Use Nabumetone as directed by your doctor. You may also follow the directions on the prescription label.

  • Take the medication by mouth. Usually once or twice a day.
  • Take the medication with food to prevent stomach upset.
  • Take with a full glass of water.
  • Avoid lying down after taking the medicine.
  • Use this medication at the lowest dosage for the shortest possible time.
  • Do not increase you dose without your doctor’s knowledge.
  • Take the medication at the first sign of pain.
  • Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
  • Do not double up the dose.

What are the precautions for Nabumetone?

Before taking Nabumetone inform your doctor if:

  • You are allergic to aspirin.
  • You have kidney problems, asthma and heart failure.
  • You are allergic to any ingredients of nabumetone.
  • You are pregnant.
  • You are breast-feeding.
  • You have trouble getting pregnant.

While taking Nabumetone:

  • Check your blood pressure regularly.
  • Before you smoke and drink alcohol talk with your doctor. Nabumetone can cause stomach bleeding.
  • Do not use Nabumetone longer than what is
  • Limit your time under the sun. This medication can make you more sensitive to sunlight.

Costs of Nabumetone

Nabumetone is cheaper than the brand name Relafen. Nabumetone 500 mg costs $0.50 per unit price or $15.00 for 30 tabs. While the branded Relafen 500 mg costs $1.32 per unit price or $84.00 for 56 tabs.

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