flurbiprofen, Ansaid (discontinued brand) (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Flurbiprofen is used for the treatment of inflammation and pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, as well as soft tissue injuries, such as tendinitis and bursitis.

SIDE EFFECTS: Most patients benefit from flurbiprofen and other NSAIDs with few side effects. However, serious side effects can occur, and generally tend to be dose related. Therefore, it is often desirable to use the lowest effective dose to minimize side effects. The most common side effects of flurbiprofen involve the gastrointestinal system. These are:

  • ulcerations,
  • abdominal burning,
  • pain,
  • cramping,
  • nausea,
  • gastritis, and
  • serious gastrointestinal bleeding, and
  • liver toxicity.

Sometimes, stomach ulceration and bleeding can occur without any abdominal pain. Black tarry stools, weakness, and dizziness upon standing may be the only signs of internal bleeding.

Other important side effects include:



PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 50 and 100 mg

STORAGE: Flurbiprofen should be stored at room temperature 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F) in a sealed, moisture-free container.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/17/2015

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