What is Relafen?
Relafen is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug. Its precise name is nabumetone and was developed by the company Beecham. The class of drugs Relafen belongs to (NSAID’s) is very broad, and includes drugs like ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen, all of which have antipyretic, analgesic, and sometimes anti-inflammatory effects. Relafen works by directly influencing hormones that cause inflammation and pain, which naturally causes relieving effect in the patient. Since its introduction several decades ago, the popularity and prominence of this drug have grown and now it is one of the best choices for those suffering from inflammation.
What are the indications for using Reglan?
Relafen can be used by anyone suffering from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and synovitis. Due to its low potential for causing irritancy and slowing platelet function makes it a safe choice for most patients. People with allergies should consult with a doctor before taking this medication, as failure to do so creates a risk of adverse reaction.
What is the dosage of Reglan?
In most cases, patients begin with single doses of 1000 mg. The medication must be taken without food. If the relief provided by the drug is insufficient or the patient’s weight exceeds 50 kg, higher doses up to 2000 mg are possible. This drug comes in tablets with 500 mg and should be consumed orally once or twice a day.
What are the contraindications for using Reglan?
Relafen is not recommended for use with ACE-inhibitors, as they reduce the antihypertensive properties of those drugs. Aspirin and Lithium are also not recommended for combined use with Reglan, as they can lead to a variety of adverse reactions. Diuretics are another type of drugs whose effect is diminished by Reglan. Warfarin is another drug that is dangerous when used with Reglan, as it can cause serious GI bleeding.
What are the side effects of Reglan?
Chest pain, itching, fever, rash, bruising, swelling, nausea, and other symptoms have been reported in different studies.
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