GENERIC NAME: BROMFENAC - ORAL (BROM-fen-ack)
BRAND NAME(S): Duract
USES: Bromfenac is a NSAID and is used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. It is used to treat headaches, muscle aches, dental pain, menstrual cramps and athletic injuries. This drug has been withdrawn from the U.S. market due to safety or effectiveness problems.
OTHER USES: This drug may also be used to reduce fever.
HOW TO USE: Take by mouth exactly as directed, usually every 6 to 8 hours as needed. If stomach upset occurs, bromfenac may be taken with a low-fat snack, milk or an antacid. However, it may take longer to get full benefit of the drug. Take this medication with 6 to 8 ounces (180-240ml) of water. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this drug. It is recommended you avoid taking this drug with high-fat meals because the drug may not work as well or your dosage may have to be increased. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Bromfenac is most effective in relieving menstrual pain when taken at the earliest sign of pain. This drug is used for short-term pain relief (10 days maximum) only.
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