This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (NSAIA), prescribed for pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints) and rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), inflammation of eye, dysmenorrhea. It prevents the production of irritant chemicals that cause pain, fever, and inflammation.
Flurbiprofen blocks chemicals that cause pain and swelling.
PO: Pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders- 150-200 mgday in divided doses, up to 300 mgday in severe cases. Dysmenorrhoea( pain during menstruation)- Initial: 100 mg, then 50-100 mg 4-6 hourly. Max: 300 mgday. Sore throat- Per loz contains 8.75 mg flurbiprofen: 1 loz 3-6 hourly, up to a max of 3 days. Max: 5 lozday. Eye drops- Prophylaxis of miosis during ocular surgery- Adult: As sodium: Instill 1 drop of a 0.03% solution into the eye every 30 minutes starting 2 hour before and ending not < 30 minutes before the surgery. Ophthalmic- Postoperative ocular inflammation- Adult: Instill 1 drop of a 0.03% solution into the eye 4 times daily for 1-3 week starting at 24 hour after surgery. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth as directed by your physician. Instill eye drops 30 min before surgery.
Headache. Belly pain or heartburn. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Hard stools (constipation). Drinking more liquids, working out, or adding fiber to your diet may help. Talk with your doctor about a stool softener or laxative.
Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis
If you have an allergy to flurbiprofen or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are more than 24 weeks pregnant.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Chest pain or pressure. Change in strength on 1 side is greater than the other, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or blurred eyesight. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very bad belly pain. Very bad swelling or pain of hands or feet. A big weight gain. Black, tarry, or bloody stools. Blood in the urine. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Any bruising or bleeding. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Ophthalmic and Oral: Store at 15-25Â°C. Store it in an airtight container and in room temperature.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Non-Opioid Analgesics & Antipyretics
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