GENERIC NAME: fenoprofen
BRAND NAME: Nalfon 200
DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Fenoprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is effective for treating the fever, pain, and swelling caused by inflammation. Fenoprofen belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of the NSAID class of drugs include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. They work by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that are responsible for the pain, fever, and swelling of inflammation. Fenoprofen blocks the enzymes that make prostaglandins (cyclooxygenases), resulting in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, swelling, pain and fever are reduced. Fenoprofen was approved by the FDA in March 1976.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Capsule: 200, 400 mg; Tablet: 600 mg
STORAGE: Fenoprofen should be stored at room temperature, 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F), in a sealed container to avoid moisture.
PRESCRIBED FOR: Fenoprofen is used for the treatment of inflammation and pain due to rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Fenoprofen also is used for the relief of mild to moderate pain, such as menstrual cramps, tendinitis, and bursitis.
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