Flurbiprofen

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Flurbiprofen Uses

Flurbiprofen is used for pain relief. It relieves pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, gout, muscle pain, low back pain, toothache and painful periods.

How Flurbiprofen works

Flurbiprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Common side effects of Flurbiprofen

Vomiting, Nausea, Indigestion, Stomach pain, Heartburn
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Expert advice for Flurbiprofen

  • You have been prescribed Flurbiprofen to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Take it with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking Flurbiprofen.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Flurbiprofen as it can increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Frequently asked questions for Flurbiprofen

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Q. Is Flurbiprofen an antibiotic or steroid?

No, Flurbiprofen is neither an antibiotic nor a steroid. It belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) group of medicines. It is used to relieve moderate to severe pain and inflammation.

Q. Is Flurbiprofen a good painkiller?

Flurbiprofen is effective in relieving pain and inflammation. It is used to provide relief from various sorts of pain, such as sprains, strains and other injuries. It is also helpful in the treatment of different types of arthritis and gout.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Flurbiprofen?

Before starting treatment with Flurbiprofen, tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidney or liver-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are planning a baby, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Flurbiprofen?

If you forget a dose of Flurbiprofen, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Flurbiprofen safe?

Flurbiprofen is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Can I stop taking Flurbiprofen when my pain is relieved?

Flurbiprofen should be continued as advised by your doctor, if you are using the medicine for a condition associated with long-term pain. It can be discontinued if you are using it for short-term pain relief.

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