More Drug Information on Nabumetone

Uses for Nabumetone

This medication has been licensed for the relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. However, nabumetone is not a cure for these types of arthritis, nor does it slow down the progression of the disease.
 
(Click What Is Nabumetone Used For? for more information on these uses, as well as possible off-label uses.)
 

How Does It Work?

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

Effects of Nabumetone

By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, nabumetone is useful at reducing pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and painful conditions.
 

When and How Do I Take It?

Some general considerations for when and how to take nabumetone include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in a tablet form. It is taken by mouth.
     
  • Your dosage should be taken with a glass of water. Taking it with milk or food may prevent an upset stomach.
      
  • For osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, nabumetone may take several weeks before it begins to work to its full potential.
     
  • 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 serious side effects occurring.
     
  • Nabumetone should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
     
  • For nabumetone to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The medication will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider prescribes.
     
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