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Flurbiprofen NSAIDs

(BRITISH) UK Trade name products: (Froben) (Froben SR) (Ocufen)

INDICATION

An anti-inflammatory and pain killer used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and dysmenorrhoea.

SIDE EFFECTS

Ulcers, gastritis, GI bleeding, anaemia, swelling, visual disturbances, decreased kidney function in already compromised patients, diarrhoea, nausea, headache, insomnia, anxiety, memory loss, shaking, weakness, sleepiness, depression, dizziness, ringing in the ears, stuffy and runny nose, constipation, urinary tract infections, rash, and weight changes.

INTERACTIONS and PRECAUTIONS

Aspirin can decrease the effects of Flurbiprofen.

Diuretics can have decreased effects.

Oral anticoagulants (warfarin) can increase the risk of bleeding when taken with this product.

USUAL DOSE

Adults: oral, 200-300 mg a day, in two to four divided doses

Paediatric: dosage not established

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