Nabumetone is an NSAID
Nabumetone is a certain type of medication which fits intothe class of drugs referred to as non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs orNSAIDs. This class of drugs includes various other medications such as naproxenor ibuprofen and in most cases they are used for the alleviation of moderateinstances of inflammatory conditions, fever and painful sensations. All of themwork by the same principle. They are very efficient in reducing the levels ofprostaglandins. For those who do not know, these substances are responsible forinflammation, fever and pain. Once the enzymes that produce the prostaglandinsget blocked the fever, painful sensations and the inflammatory conditions getreduced as well. All patients respond to these drugs differently, so sometimesthe doctor may need to try out using different NSAIDs in order to cure thecondition. Nabumetone is a medication which was approved by the FDA nearly twodecades ago. It can only be purchased with a doctor’s prescription. It comes inthe form of tablets usually in the 500 milligram and 750 milligram dosage. It needsto be kept in its container which is sealed and resistant to light. It shouldbe kept away from moisture, so it cannot be kept in the bathroom. This type ofmedication is commonly prescribed for the alleviation of painful sensations andinflammatory conditions which occur in those who suffer from certain medicalconditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In most cases, thepatient needs to take only one dose per day. Nabumetone is very convenient inthat it can be taken with or without food, depending on the patient’spreferences. At the beginning stages of the treatment, the daily dose usuallyshould not exceed 1000 milligrams per day taken in a single dose. There aresome cases which require the daily dose to be increased up to 1500 or sometimeseven 2000 milligrams per day in order to gain the desired results. It isstrongly advised to always use the lowest dose which proves to be effective forthe treatment. Those who are allergic to NSAIDs or any other type of drug andthose who suffer from any type of allergy need to consult the doctor beforeusing nabumetone for the treatment of fever, pain or inflammations. Those whosuffer or have suffered from recurring heartburn, ulcers, bleeding, esophagusproblems, intestinal problems, stomach problems, stroke, liver disease, kidneydisease, high blood pressure, heart attack, congestive heart failure, nasalpolyps, dehydration, clotting problems, bleeding problems or asthma need to bevery careful and should not used nabumetone for the treatment of certainmedical conditions before consulting the doctor. This is one of thosemedicaments which commonly induce dizziness and drowsiness, so one should stayaway from driving a car or operating any machinery while under the influencefrom the drug. In some cases, the drug may trigger stomach bleeding. The riskof stomach bleeding is usually further increased by consuming alcohol andtobacco products on a regular daily basis. It is also a peculiar fact thatnabumetone may sometimes make the patient much more sensitive to the sun so itis strongly advised to wear protective clothing and sunscreen and to avoidsunlamps, tanning booths and sun exposure. Older patients also need to be verycareful when using this medication because they are much more sensitive andthey may sometimes experience certain unwanted kidney effects induced by thedrug. Pregnant women and women who plan on becoming pregnant should steer clearof this medicament because it may have some harmful effects on the unbornchild. Breastfeeding mothers should also avoid using nabumetone for thetreatment of fever, pain and inflammations because it may pass into mother’smilk and have some harmful effects on the child. It may also be important tostress out that nabumetone may sometimes be held responsible for an increasedrisk of stroke or heart attack.
Side effects of Nabumetone
As is the case with most different types of prescriptionmedications, non prescription medications, herbal remedies, preparations andsubstances commonly used for the prevention and treatment of various sorts ofailments and medical conditions, nabumetone may also be associated with certainside effects in some cases. The most common side effects triggered by thismedicament may include headaches, fatigue, drowsiness, dizziness, gas,diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, nausea and upset stomach. In some rare cases,the patient may also experience certain other side effects which are much moreserious and call for immediate medical attention. Those include painfulswallowing, difficulty swallowing, moon changes, mental changes, ringing in theears, hearing changes, unexplained weight gain, swelling of the feet andswelling of the hands. A very small number of extremely rare cases have alsoincluded certain other side effects such as an unexplained stiff neck, changesin the amount of urine, increased risk of liver disease and severe allergicreactions.