Flurbiprofen

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

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

It can also ease period pains, migraines and sprains and strains. Flurbiprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug which can alleviate pain in a range of conditions.

Who can take Flurbiprofen?

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 (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

Flurbirpofen Dosage and Directions

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.

Directions

You should always ensure you read the 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.

Adults should take 150-200mg in divided doses throughout the day. If you are taking Flurbiprofen 50mg, this will be three or four times a day. If you are taking Flurbiprofen 100mg, this will be one or two tablets a day. Do not exceed 300mg in a 24-hour period.

For period pain, you should take 100mg (either two Flurbiprofen 50mg or one Flurbiprofen 100mg) when your symptoms appear. This should be followed by 50mg or 100mg every 4 to 6 hours. Do not exceed 300mg in a 24-hour period.

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

Flurbiprofen tablets are not recommended for children.

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.

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. Common PPI's that are usually prescribed include Omeprazole and Lansoprazole.

  • 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.

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

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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