Relafen (Oral)

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Relafen (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Relafen (Oral)

Relafen (Oral) Medication Classification


Relafen (Oral) Brandname


Relafen (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Nabumetone (na-BYOO-me-tone) Treats pain caused by arthritis.Belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

When To Not Use Relafen (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to nabumetone, aspirin, or any pain or arthritis medicines such as Advil®, Motrin®, Indocin®, Naprosyn® or Aleve®, Tolectin®, Daypro®, or Clinoril®. The reaction may have included wheezing or trouble breathing, hives, rash, or swelling in the face.

How Should You Use Relafen (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often.
  • Take the medicine with a full glass of water.
  • You may take nabumetone with food, milk, or antacids (such as Maalox® or Mylanta®) to help prevent an upset stomach.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the medicine as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Relafen (Oral) Storage

Store Relafen (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Relafen (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Relafen (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking aspirin or blood thinners such as Coumadin®.

Relafen (Oral) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking nabumetone if you have liver or kidney disease, high blood pressure, heart failure, blood disorders, or ulcers or other stomach problems.
  • You should not use this medicine if you are breastfeeding. You may pass the medicine to your baby through your breastmilk.
  • Talk with your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant. Nabumetone should not be taken during the last 3 months of a pregnancy.
  • Ulcers and stomach bleeding are sometimes caused by this type of medicine. These problems can occur without warning signs. You may need to see your doctor for regular check-ups while taking this medicine.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and cause a rash. Avoid spending long periods in sunlight. Protect your skin with sunscreen and clothing when outside. You should not use tanning booths or sunlamps.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy. Be careful if you are driving or using machinery.

Relafen (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Rash, hives, or itching
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Swelling in the face or throat or around eyes
  • Sudden decrease in amount of urine
  • Bloody or black tarry stools
  • Severe stomach pain, bloody vomit, or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Bloody, dark-colored, or cloudy urine
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Unexplained fever or sore throat
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea, indigestion
  • Diarrhea, gas, constipation
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Dizziness, headache
  • Swelling in feet or ankles

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