What is Nabumetone used for?
Nabumetone is prescribed to reduce pain, inflammation, tenderness, stiffness, and joint pain caused by arthritis. This medication belongs to a class of medications known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It works by reducing the effects of hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Nabumetone?
The dosage of Nabumetone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Nabumetone can be taken with or without food. Take this medication with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Nabumetone?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Nabumetone medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Nabumetone?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Nabumetone, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Nabumetone?
- Mefenamic acid
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Nabumetone.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Nabumetone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Nabumetone can interact with high blood pressure drugs, SSRI anti-depressants, beta-blockers, blood thinners, steroids, and antidepressants.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Nabumetone?
Like other medicines, Nabumetone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Nabumetone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Nabumetone cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Nabumetone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Nabumetone can cause side effects such as mild heartburn, gas, fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, rash, blurred vision, and dizziness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Nabumetone.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Nabumetone?
Is it possible for me to take Nabumetone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Nabumetone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Nabumetone?
How will Nabumetone work in my body?
How should Nabumetone be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Nabumetone drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Nabumetone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.