Flurbiprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the treatment of fever, body pain, and inflammation.
It is categorized under the phenylalkanoic acid derivate group of ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn), and other medications. Overall, NSAIDs are regarded as non-narcotic reliever of slight to medium pain brought about by arthritis, menstrual cramps, some musculoskeletal issues, and injuries.
Flurbiprofen works by lowering the amount of prostaglandins in the body. Prostaglandin is a chemical that promotes fever, inflammation, and body pain. This medication regulates this chemical by blocking the enzymes that stimulate its production.
By lowering the amount of prostaglandins in the body, fever will be regulated and pain and inflammation will be reduced; thereby, patients will not undergo discomfort and stress anymore.
The Food and Drug Administartion approved Flurbiprofen in the month of October in 1988. It is an oral medication used for the treatment of arthritis and dental pain. Moreover, Flurbiprofen is knows as anti-miotic and pre-operative.
Similar to other NSAIDs, Flurbiprofen only has a few side effects. The serious cases of side effects are primarily related to the incorrect dosage of the medicine. With this, when using this medication, ensure that you begin with only a low dosage in order to prevent side effects. Some of the side effects of Flurbiprofen in the gastrointestinal system are the following:
- Abdominal burning
- Liver toxicity
- Severe gastrointestinal bleeding
These side effects can occur without any signs so take special notice of these when using Flurbiprofen as medication. For instance, ulcerations and stomach bleeding can develop without you experiencing any abdominal pain.
Some of the symptoms that you will experience if you are having internal bleeding the gastrointestinal system are weakness, dizziness, and black tarru stools. With this, you should definitely be watchful of the condition of your health when you are taking this drug. Follow your physician’s prescription and do not increase the dosage without being told to do so.
Other acute side effects of this medication include:
- Kidney impairment
- Ringing in the ears
Those using Flurbiprofen which have a history of hives, asthma attacks, and other allergic reactions towards aspirin and NSAIDs are prohibited to take this medication. Although severe allergic reactions are very rare, there are still some reported cases.
In addition, individuals with peptic ulcer disease and poor kidney function must not use Flurbiprofen because it can aggravate these health problems. In addition, taking Flurbiprofen and other NSAIDs can lead to heart attacks, stroke, degenerate heart failure, hypertension, kidney diseases, and mount up fluid.