Flurbiprofen (50mg & 100mg) Tablets

  • Effective anti-inflammatory
  • Used to treat pain and inflammation
  • Treats Arthritis, period pain, dental pain and migraines
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What are Flurbiprofen Tablets?

Flurbiprofen provides effective treatment for painful conditions and symptoms most related to arthritis and dental pain.

Flurbiprofen tablets are a type of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs often called NSAIDs. They treat a range of conditions caused by excessive pain and inflammation.

Flurbiprofen tablets are available in 50mg and 100mg doses, they are a prescription only medicine and cannot be bought over the counter.

What are Flurbiprofen tablets used to treat?

Flurbiprofen is commonly used to treat:

See our guide on managing arthritis with medication.

How do Flurbiprofen tablets work?

Like most NSAID's, Flurbiprofen works by blocking certain natural chemicals in the body that are responsible for pain and inflammation. Cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes help to produce other chemicals in the body called Prostaglandins, these chemicals are present at the site of an injury and cause pain and inflammation.

By blocking the COX enzymes that help to produce prostaglandins, fewer prostaglandins are present at the source of an injury and as a result cause less pain and inflammation.

How should Flurbiprofen be taken?

You should always ensure you read the patient information leaflet included with your medication. It is equally important to follow your doctor's instructions; contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns.

Flurbiprofen should be taken with a glass of water, either with or after a meal.

Older people are more prone to Flurbiprofen's side effects, so your doctor will advise you on the right dose to take.

If you forget to take Flurbiprofen coated tablets, take them as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. If it is, do not take the missed dose at all. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.

If you take more than the prescribed amount of Flurbiprofen tablets, you should contact a doctor or go to the nearest hospital casualty department immediately and take your tablets with you.

Who can take Flurbiprofen 50mg and 100mg tablets?

Depending on your condition, Flurbiprofen may not be the most suitable treatment for your condition. Although Flurbiprofen is considered to be as effective as other commonly prescribed NSAID's such as Naproxen and Ibuprofen, it typically causes more side effects than those drugs.

If flurbiprofen is the best treatment option for you, your doctor may choose to initially prescribe a lower dose such as Flurbiprofen 50mg. Alternatively, if the lower dose has unsuccessfully relieved your symptoms, your doctor may choose to prescribe Flurbiprofen 100mg or a different treatment option altogether.

You are advised to not take Flurbiprofen if you currently suffer from, or have a history of any of the following disorders:

  • Seizures
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and schizophrenia

This medicine should also not be used if you have any skin allergies.

You should not take Flurbiprofen if any of the below conditions apply to you:

  • You are a smoker
  • You are pregnant, trying for a baby or breastfeeding
  • You have asthma or any other allergic disorder
  • You are under 12 or over the age of 65
  • You have liver or kidney problems
  • You have a heart condition or problems with circulation or blood vessels
  • You have ever had an allergic reaction to any NSAID (aspirin, naproxen, diclofenac or ibuprofen) or other medicine
  • You are currently taking any other medication
  • You have a connective tissue disorder
  • You have high cholesterol or blood sugar levels
  • You have blood clotting problems

Can you buy Flurbiprofen tablets over the counter?

No, you cannot buy flurbiprofen over the counter, it is classified as a prescription only medicine. Flurbiprofen 50mg and 100mg tablets need to be prescribed by a doctor, throughout the course of your treatment it is likely that your doctor will monitor your condition and how it reacts to your course of Flurbiprofen.

Can you buy Flurbiprofen Online in the UK?

Yes, you can buy Flurbiprofen 50mg and 100mg tablets online from most online pharmacies. However, you will be required to complete a health consultation that will then be assessed by a doctor to ensure flurbiprofen is the most suitable treatment option for your condition.

It is also important to ensure that you buy Flurbiprofen from a fully regulated online pharmacy. To learn more about our company, look at our about us page which includes more information on who we are regulated by.

 

Flurbirpofen Indications and Dose

All of our pharmacists and prescribers will prescribe flurbiprofen as per the NICE guidelines

For adults:

Take 150-200mg in divided doses throughout the day. If you are taking Flurbiprofen 50mg coated tablets, this will be three or four times a day. If you are taking Flurbiprofen 100mg coated tablets, this will be one or two tablets a day. Sometimes a mixture of the two strengths of tablet will be prescribed. The dose may be increased by your doctor to a maximum of 300mg a day.

For period pain:

Take 100mg (either two Flurbiprofen 50mg coated tablets or one Flurbiprofen 100mg coated tablet) when your symptoms start. This should be followed by 50mg or 100mg every 4 to 6 hours. Do not exceed 300mg a day.

For elderly people:  Your doctor will advise you on the right dosage as older people are likely to be more prone to Flurbiprofen's side effects.

Children: Flurbiprofen is not recommended for children.

If you forget to take your prescribed dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. If it is, do not take the missed dose at all. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.

If you take more than the prescribed amount of Flurbiprofen tablets, you should contact a doctor or go to the nearest hospital casualty department immediately and take your tablets with you.

How does Flurbiprofen work?

Flurbiprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug which blocks chemicals in your body called cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes. COX enzymes help to create chemicals called prostaglandins. Some of these chemicals form on parts of your body after an injury and cause inflammation and pain to the area.

What are the benefits of Flurbiprofen?

Flurbiprofen can be used to treat a wide range of pains and inflammations. It is a fast-acting anti-inflammatory drug, which can help to treat the likes of period pains, arthritis, dental pain and migraines.

How do I use Flurbiprofen?

Always read the instructions which come with your medicine before taking any dosage. Always take Flurbiprofen as your doctor instructs you, and consult your pharmacist or doctor if you are unsure of anything. Take Flurbiprofen with or after food, with a glass of water.

Flurbiprofen Side Effects

The most common side effects of taking Flurbiprofen when overdosed or incorrectly used are:

  • Nausea, mild heartburn or stomach pain

NSAID's are usually coadministered with PPI's (Proton Pump Inhibitors) to reduce nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug induced gastrointestinal side effects.

  • Diarrhoea, constipation, bloating and gas
  • Dizziness, headaches and nervousness
  • Dry mouth
  • Skin itching or a skin rash
  • Blurred vision
  • Auditory problems
  • Increased sweating
  • Runny nose

In the event of your experiencing any of these side effects, you should stop taking the medication and contact your doctor immediately.

Always read the patient information leaflet provided in your medication box.

Flurbiprofen Warnings

People with a medical history of any disorder such as seizures, depression, anxiety or schizophrenia are advised not to take Flurbiprofen, as this drug may have an adverse effect on the nervous system. The medicine should also not be used in case of any skin allergies.

Anyone with one or more of the following conditions are not advised to take Flurbiprofen:

  • You are a smoker
  • You are pregnant, trying for a baby or breastfeeding
  • You have asthma or any other allergic disorder
  • You are under 12 or over the age of 65
  • You have liver or kidney problems
  • You have a heart condition or problems with circulation or blood vessels
  • You have ever had an allergic reaction to any NSAID (asprin, naproxen, diclofenac or ibuprofen) or other medicine
  • You are currently taking any other medication
  • You have a connective tissue disorder
  • You have high cholesterol or blood sugar levels
  • You have blood clotting problems

Some medications can interact with Flurbirpofen when taken at the same time. You must tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently finsihed taking any prescription or non-prescription medication, herbal remedies or vitamins/supplements. 

For more information on taking Flubiprofen with other medicines

Can I take Flurbiprofen if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Always speak to your doctor if you plan to take any medications during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Flurbiprofen is not usually recommended for use during these times. However, your doctor may prescribe if the benefits outweigh the risks.

Flurbiprofen should not be taken during the third trimester of pregnancy.

Flurbiprofen Ingredients

The active ingredient in Flurbiprofen Tablets is flurbiprofen.

The other ingredients are sucrose, lactose, talc, maize starch, titanium dioxide (E171), povidone, liquid glucose, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, colloidal silica, sandarac gum and carnauba wax.

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Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Published on: 12/10/2020

Updated on: 22/06/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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