Answers to Questions on Flurbiprofen

How Does Flurbiprofen Work?

Flurbiprofen and other NSAIDs are thought to work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins.


By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, flurbiprofen is useful at reducing fever and pain related to a number of conditions. This includes pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other conditions; and pain related to inflammation or bone, muscle, or tendon injury. Flurbiprofen is not a cure for these types of arthritis, nor does it affect the progression of the disease.

When and How Do I Take It?

Some general considerations for when and how to take flurbiprofen include:
  • The medication comes in a tablet form. It is taken two, three, or four times a day based on your healthcare provider's recommendation.
  • To avoid an upset stomach, take your flurbiprofen with food or milk.


  • For flurbiprofen to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
  • Try to take flurbiprofen at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the medicine in the blood.
  • It is important to take the lowest effective dose for the least amount of time in order to treat your condition. This will decrease the chances of developing serious side effects.

Dosing for Flurbiprofen

The dose of flurbiprofen that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Flurbiprofen Dosing for more information.)
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