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Some people may wonder, "What is flurbiprofen used for?" The medication is used for relieving symptoms of conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Occasionally, it may be used "off-label" to treat gout symptoms, migraines, and other conditions. The medicine is not licensed for use in children.
Flurbiprofen (Ansaid®) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, fever, and/or stiffness.
Specific uses include:
Flurbiprofen is not a cure for these types of arthritis, nor does it slow the progression of the disease.
Flurbiprofen and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) 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 alleviating pain or joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other conditions.
Flurbiprofen is not licensed for use in children.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend flurbiprofen for treating something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. Some off-label uses of flurbiprofen include treatment of: