Nabumetone is used for acute and chronic treatment of pain, tenderness, stiffness and swelling in the joints caused due to inflammatory conditions of the joints such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
How it works
Nabumetone belongs to a class of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Nabumetone reduces pain by inhibiting the synthesis of pain stimulating chemicals (prostaglandins).
Common side effects
Nausea, Nervousness, Peptic ulcer, Rash, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Ear disorder, Edema, Flatulence, Gastritis, Gastrointestinal perforation, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Vomiting of blood, Increased blood pressure, Indigestion, Insomnia, Itching, Black and bloody stools, Ringing in ear, Dry mouth, Sore mouth, Ulcerative stomatitis
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- Inform you doctor if you are taking blood thinning medications (eg. warfarin).
- Nabumetone is not recommended in children.
- Take nabumetone with meal or after meals.
- Do not drive or operate machine if you feel dizzy, tired, drowsy, confused or notice problems with your eye sight.
- Do not consume alcohol while on nabumetone treatment as it may worsen the side effects.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Can I take nabumetone for a headache/ toothache/back pain/ menstrual cramps/gout?
Nabumetone mainly used to treat pain, tenderness, stiffness and swelling in the joints caused due to inflammatory conditions of the joints such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Q. Can I take nabumetone with Tylenol (paracetamol)/ aleve (naproxen)/ tramadol/ ibuprofen/ oxycodone/ Vicodine (paracetamol with hydrocodone) / percocet (paracetamol with oxycodone)?
Nabumetone should not be taken with other NSAIDs and pain killers such as Tylenol (paracetamol)/ aleve (naproxen)/ tramadol/ ibuprofen/ oxycodone/ Vicodine (paracetamol with hydrocodone) / percocet (paracetamol with oxycodone)as it increases the risk of severe gastrointestinal bleeding and other adverse effects. Please follow your doctor's advice.
Q. Does nabumetone contain acetaminophen?
No, nabumetone and acetaminophen are two different medicines.
Q. Does nabumetone have aspirin in it?
No, nabumetone does not contain aspirin.
Q. Does nabumetone make you sleepy/ drowzy?
Nabumetone may cause difficulty in sleeping or may make you feel sleepy.
Q. Does nabumetone raise blood pressure?
Yes, increase in blood pressure is a known side effect of nabumetone.
Q. Does nabumetone cause weight gain?
Nabumetone has no known effects on weight gain.