Flurofen review

Flurofen is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It reduces hormones that cause severe pain and inflammation in the body.

Flurofen is marketed as Ansaid and comes in tablet form. It is available in 50 and 100 milligram tablets. It is given to individuals who are suffering from pain and inflammation resulting from arthritis. It can also be given to individuals with arthritic spine.

Dosage may differ according to the conditions of the patient. However the maximum amount that an adult may take is 400 milligrams a day. This is taken in divided doses. Flurofen is not recommended for use of children.

It is not recommended that Flurofen is taken for an extended period of time. Doctors may have to check on patients who use Flurofen for an extended period to see if the drug is causing any harmful effects.

Flurofen is taken orally with a glass full of water, unless otherwise instructed by a physician. Patients should not lie down for half an hour after intake of this medication. In case stomach upset happens, Flurofen may be taken with food or antacid.

It normally takes 2 weeks before the full effects of Flurofen to be felt. In case there is no substantial effects on the patient, immediately consult a physician.

Those who use Flurofen may experience side effects such as constipation, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. They may also experience drowsiness, unexplained headache or fatigue. In case any of these symptoms persist, patients should immediately notify their pharmacist or physician.

Some of the more serious side effects may also occur, although the chances are very low. Some of these serious side effects are swollen feet and hands, pain in the stomach, sudden gain in weight, changes in vision and hearing, and mood. Patients may also experience fast heartbeat, persistent headache, difficulty and pain in swallowing, and fainting.

Other serious side effects such as unexplained bruising and bleeding, infrequent or frequent urination, fever, sore throat, slurred speech, and stiff neck may also occur. Patients should immediately inform their doctors if any of these side effects persist.

There is also a small risk that Flurofen can cause fatal liver ailment. This is apparent in symptoms like dark urine, change in libido, yellowed skin or eyes, severe abdominal pain, and vomiting and nausea.

Flurofen can interact with other medications such as anti-platelet drugs, corticosteroids, oral bisphosphonates, desmopressin, SSRI antidepressants, water pills, and high blood pressure drugs.

Patients should tell their doctors if they are allergic to aspirin or other types of NSAIDs like ibuprofen and celecoxib before taking Flurofen.

Patients should also tell their doctors if they had recent heart bypass procedure of a history of asthma before taking Flurofen.

A patient’s medical history should also be looked into before prescribing this medication. Thus patients who have had kidney ailments, liver disease, diabetes, heart ailment, ulcer, high blood pressure, stroke, and nasal polyps should be cautioned into taking Flurofen.

Flurofen has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of flurofen

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

Generic name: Flurbiprofen

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

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