Nabumetone (Relafen®) is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. This action can reduce pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other painful conditions.
Though generally safe and effective, nabumetone is not suitable for everyone. Talk to your healthcare provider before starting treatment if you have any of the following conditions:
Nabumetone comes in the form of a tablet and is available in two strengths.
(To learn about how to take these tablets, as well as the factors that will affect your dosage, click Nabumetone.)