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Flurbiprofen is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) used to treat the inflammation and pain of arthritis. It is also known by the trade name ANSAID and marketed by Pfizer. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, usually abbreviated to NSAIDs, are drugs with analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects - they reduce pain, fever and inflammation. ... Pfizer, Incorporated (NYSE: PFE), is a global pharmaceutical company, with headquarters in New York City. ...


Flurbiprofen is a member of the phenylalkanoic acid derivative family of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Its chemical name is [1,1’-biphenyl]-4-acetic acid, 2-fluoro-alpha-methyl-,(±)-. Its molecular weight is 244.26. Its molecular formula is C15H13FO2. Its teratogenic effects are classified Pregnancy Category C.


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flurbiprofen - Arthritis and arthritic conditions, medications, and treatment on MedicineNet.com (476 words)
PRESCRIBED FOR: Flurbiprofen is used for the treatment of inflammation and pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, as well as soft tissue injuries, such as tendinitis and bursitis.
Flurbiprofen is generally used with caution in patients taking blood thinning medications (anticoagulants), such as warfarin (Coumadin), because of increased risk of bleeding.
Flurbiprofen is best discontinued at least three days in advance of the procedure.
Flurbiprofen - Drug Info- Drug Side Effects-Drug Overdose-Pregnancy (431 words)
Flurbiprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) used to relieve pain and inflammation.
Flurbiprofen is generally used for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, menstrual cramps, muscle strains, bursitis, tendonitis, gout, and other pains.
Stop taking Flurbiprofen and contact your doctor right away if you experience abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea heartburn and or vomiting of blood as this could be a sign of serious drug reactions such as internal bleeding or ulcers.
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