Relafen Oral Tablet 500Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Relafen: Oral tablet (500mg)

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Pill Identification: RELAFEN  |  500
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Pill Identification: E145 
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Pill Identification: 93  |  15
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American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: IG  |  257
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Pill Identification: E145 
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GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies
Pill Identification: RELAFEN  |  500
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PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: E145 

What is this Medicine?

NABUMETONE (na BYOO me tone) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It is used for osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

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Relafen 500mg Tablet

NDC: 662670189
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Bone Pain, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Moderate Pain

Relafen 500mg Tablet
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NuCare Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RELAFEN  |  500
Shape: oval
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Relafen 500mg Tablet

Confusion Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Blistery Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Kidney Function Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Brain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Inflamed Blood Vessels Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Bleeding Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Bleeding Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Eosinophilic Pneumonia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Gain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Visual Impairment Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Lyell'S Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Pseudoporphyria Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Photosensitivity Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Nightmares Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Melena Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Kidney Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Tongue Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Belching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Gum Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Erythema Multiforme Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Painful Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Angioedema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Distressed Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Acne Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Shaking Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Lung Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Uric Acid Level Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Potassium Levels Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nephrotic Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Stones Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Ulcer Incidence:
0.8%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Diaphoresis Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
3.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
3.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Constipation Incidence:
3.0-9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
3.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
3.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
3.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
3.0-9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
3.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
3.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Relafen 500mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Relafen 500mg Tablet(Nabumetone)
Alcohol and Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (systemic)(Nabumetone)
Side effects from this drug may get worse if you drink alcohol-containing drinks. If you have persistent stomach upset, vomit blood or what looks like coffee grounds, or have black, tarry stools, contact your health care provider immediately. It is best to limit or avoid alcohol containing drinks while taking this drug, even with short term use. Many non-prescription products for headaches, pain, arthritis, or sinus pain contain drugs that may cause stomach problems along with alcohol; closely read labels before taking any medicines with alcohol-containing drinks.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Relafen 500mg Tablet(Nabumetone)
Tobacco and Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (systemic)(Nabumetone)
Side effects from Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may get worse if you use tobacco-containing products such as cigarettes. If you have persistent stomach upset, vomit blood or what looks like coffee grounds, or have black, tarry stools, contact your health care provider immediately. Many non-prescription products contain NSAIDs; closely read labels before taking any medicines. Eye or Skin products containing NSAIDs should not interact with tobacco.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Relafen 500mg Tablet(Nabumetone)
Marijuana and Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (systemic)(Nabumetone)
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs may be used together. In therory, the actions of Marijuana, Medical may be decreased if you take Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). However, the importance of this interaction is not known. Patients receiving this drug combination may notice decreased euphoria and heart rate.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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