Ansaid is commonly prescribed to alleviate the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Ansaid is part of the family of medications known as NSAID pain relievers, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which target the hormones in the body which contributes to inflammation and pain. Ansaid is often generically prescribed as flurbiprofen.
Ansaid is not appropriate for every patient and the prescribing physician should assess a medical history before prescribing this medication to a patient. Patients with a medical history which includes a severe kidney disease or an allergy to aspirin or other NSAID pain relievers can not take Ansaid. Patients with a medical history which includes heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke, blood clots, high blood pressure, asthma, liver disease, kidney disease, nasal polyps, or cigarette smoking may not be able to take Ansaid or may require careful monitoring while taking Ansaid, depending on the condition, the severity of the condition, and the patient’s general health.
Women who are pregnant or nursing, or who may become pregnant during treatment should not take Ansaid as it has been rated a pregnancy risk category C by the American Food and Drug Administration. This means that Ansaid has been proven to cause harm or birth defects in unborn babies and can pass through the mother’s breast milk and affect or harm a nursing baby.
There is a risk of side effects when taking Ansaid, some of which could result in health problems which require immediate medical assessment. Serious side effects may include allergic reactions, black, bloody, or tarry stools, coughing up blood, vomit that resembles coffee grounds, shortness of breath, chest pain, weakness, inability to balance, slurred speech, loss of coordination, pain when urinating, inability to urinate, significant decrease in urination, bloody urine, burning when urinating, nausea vomiting, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, pale stools, jaundice, fever, sore throat, headache accompanied by a peeling and blistering rash, numbness, muscle pain, tingling, muscle weakness, bruising, or severe tingling.
Other side effects generally require no medical attention, although patients should report less serious side effects to the prescribing physician. Less serious side effects are likely to include symptoms such as dizziness, itching, mild skin rash, nervousness, diarrhea, stomach discomfort, bloating, gas, mild nausea, constipation, dry mouth, headaches, sweating, runny nose, blurry or irritated vision, and ringing in the ears.
Patients should never alter their dosage. Patients should be aware of their medication and the amount prescribed as adults can not exceed 400 milligrams in a 24 hour period. If a dose is missed, the dose should be taken when remembered provided there is ample time before the next regular dose. A missed dose should be skipped if there is not sufficient time between doses. Patients who alter their dosage or take too much medication, including double doses, may experience an overdose. If an overdose of Ansaid is suspected, the patient should be taken to the nearest emergency room for treatment. An overdose may present with symptoms including dizziness, black or bloody stools, drowsiness, coughing up blood, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, shallow breathing, a decrease in urine output, lightheadedness, fainting, coma, or death.
There is a risk of drug interactions associated with the use of Ansaid, and patients should never take additional medications without the permission of the prescribing physician. This includes over the counter medication, prescription medication, and herbal or vitamin supplementation. Medication with known interaction with Ansaid include blood thinners, diuretics, cyclosporine, additional NSAID pain relievers or aspirin, methotrexate, steroids, ACE inhibitors, or beta blockers.
Ansaid has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of ansaid is C15H13FO2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-(3-fluoro-4-phenyl-phenyl)propanoic acid
• Molecular weight is 244.261 g/mol
• Ansaid available : 100mg tablets
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