Flurbiprofen is a painkiller drug that is used to treat joint pain, aching and swollen joints and muscles related to arthritis. The drug belongs to the category of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or NSAIDs.
What Is Flurbiprofen 100mg?
Flurbiprofen is a painkiller drug used to help people suffering from arthritis manage pain, aching and swollen joints and muscles. Flurbiprofen is sometimes prescribed along with other medications used to treat arthritis and related symptoms. Consult with your doctor about including Flurbiprofen to your arthritis treatment.
How Does Flurbiprofen Work?
Flurbiprofen is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) acting as both an analgesic and antipyretic. Flurbiprofen pills can be used to treat muscle weakness, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It also comes in other forms such as Flurbiprofen cream. Flurbiprofen topical can be used before eye surgery. The treatment is related to fenoprofen, ibuprofen and ketoprofen.
Flurbiprofen acts as other NSAID treatments, meaning it inhibits Cyclooxygenase (COX) which is an enzyme that converts arachidonic acid (PGG2) to prostaglandin PGH2 and G2 as well as prostaglandin H2. Prostaglandins are in part responsible for swelling, fever, pain and inflammation and inhibiting them helps reduce these symptoms.
What Are The Benefits Of Using Flurbiprofen?
Flurbiprofen is an NSAID and as such helps reduce the symptoms such as fever, pain, swelling and inflammation linked to arthritis and similar conditions such as dental or joint pain. Flurbiprofen topical is also often prescribed as an anti-miotic before a surgery.
The treatment is also effective with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, spondylitis and osteoarthritis. It can also be used to treat pain linked to dysmenorrhea as well as inflammation linked to tendonitis, bursitis and soft tissue trauma.
How Should I Use Flurbiprofen?
Flurbiprofen should be taken with a glass of water. Do not break or chew the drug as it has a bitter taste. After taking the treatment do not lie down or sit for at least ten minutes. If your stomach gets upset after taking the treatment, make sure to take it with a meal to avoid upsetting it.
Your doctor will prescribe the dose based on your health condition, age, other treatments and your reaction to the treatment. Do not modify the dose without consulting with your doctor. Never take the treatment for longer than your doctor prescribed, as prolonged use increases the risk of stomach bleeding. Flurbiprofen 100mg is the recommended dose – never take more than one.