Flurbiprofen review

Flurbiprofen is part of the phenylalkanoic acid derivative group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs used to treat arthritis inflammation and pain. It is marketed under the following trade names: Froben, made by Abbot, and Ansaid, made by Pfizer. This versatile chemical agent is also used as an active ingredient is several types of throat lozenges. Tarenflurbil or R-flurbiprofen, the single enantiomer of racemate flurbiprofen, is presently being examined under clinical trials for the treatment of metastic prostate cancer as of this writing.

The maximum amount of flurbiprofen recommended for daily dosage in adults is 400 milligrams every day. You should know the amount of flurbiprofen in the specific brand or drug route you're taking. These medications should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts just because you missed a dose or take it for longer than advised by your health physician. You must follow the directions of your prescription label to the letter to receive the best results.

Your doctor may want to check you on a regular basis if you've taken flurbiprofen for a long period of time in order to make sure it won't cause you any harmful side effects. As such, you shouldn't miss any scheduled visits to your doctor while under flurbiprofen treatment. Finally, you must store the drug away from moisture, heat, and light at room temperature.

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to flurbiprofen, if you have a history of allergic reaction to aspirin o other NSAIDs, or if you have severe kidney disease. Before taking this drug, you must consult your doctor of pharmacist if you are allergic to any drugs, if you smoke, have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, asthma, liver or kidney disease, had stomach ulcer or bleeding, heart disease, high blood pressure, congestive heart pressure, or had a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. If you've suffered any of the above conditions, you'll probably require special tests to safely take flurbiprofen or a dose adjustment.

In general, taking NSAIDs like flurbiprofen can increase you chances of contracting a fatal blood circulation or heart problem, which includes stroke or heart attack. This risk will rise the longer you use any kind of NSAID. Therefore, you must not use flurbiprofen just before or after having a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or heart bypass surgery. Furthermore, NSAIDs can also produce serious damage on the intestines or stomach, such that bleeding and perforation will occur. These conditions can happen without notice at any time while undergoing NSAID treatment.

The elderly should be wary about using NSAIDs too, because they are more susceptible to serious gastrointestinal side effects than younger people. Additionally, this medicine is classified under FDA Pregnancy Category C, which means that it may be dangerous to an unborn child. Again, you must consult your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to be pregnant during flurbiprofen treatment.

In connection to flurbiprofen's effects on patients who have heart or circulation problems, you must seek emergency medical help if you have symptoms of slurred speech, problems with vision or balance, shortness of breath, weakness, chest pain while taking this medicine.

As mentioned, flurbiprofen can also lead to gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation (especially with the elderly) so if experience symptoms of coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds or expel black, bloody, or tarry stools, then you must consult your healthcare specialist immediately.

Flurbiprofen has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of flurbiprofen

• Molecular formula of flurbiprofen is C15H13FO2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-(3-fluoro-4-phenyl-phenyl)propanoic acid
• Molecular weight is 244.261 g/mol
Flurbiprofen available : 100mg tablets

Brand name(s): Adfeed, Ansaid, Antadys, Cebutid, Flurbiprofene, Flurbiprofeno, Flurbiprofenum, Flurofen, Froben, Novo-Flurprofen, Nu-Flurbiprofen, Ocufen, Stayban, Zepolas

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