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Drug information on Nilitis (Nabumetone) from IPCA Laboratories Ltd.


IPCA Laboratories Ltd.
Generic : Nabumetone
10 Tablets
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Drug Name : Nabumetone

Nabumetone(Relafen) generic Nilitis is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent(NSAIA), used to treat pain and inflammation associated with muscle, bone and joint disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It works by stopping the body's production of a substance that causes pain, fever, and inflammation.
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Medical Condition(s) for which Nilitis may be prescribed

Side effects of Nilitis

  Most Common: Diarrhea, dyspepsia, and abdominal pain.

  Gastrointestinal: Gastritis, gastrointestinal ulcers and bleeding, Constipation, flatulence, nausea, , dry mouth, difficulty in swallowing , mouth ulcer, vomiting, altered appetite, liver function abnormalities including liver failure.

  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, headache, fatigue, increased sweating, sleeplessness, nervousness, drowsiness, weakness, agitation, anxiety, confusion, depression, tingling, tremor, fainting.

  Skin: Mild to severe allergic reactions, increased sensitivity to light.

  Heart: Inflammation of blood vessels. It could increase the incidence of heart attack and stroke.

  Respiratory: Difficulty in breathing, lung inflammation.

  Genitourinary: Decrease in kidney function, , kidney failure, vaginal bleeding.

  Eye and ENT: Ringing in the ear, abnormal vision.

  Blood: Decrease in platelets.

  Metabolic: Weight gain.

  Miscellaneous: Swelling of the leg.

  Hypersensitivity: Serious allergic reactions which lead to death.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: Oral- 1 g as a single dose in the evening, followed by 0.5-1 g in the morning if needed.

How to use Nilitis?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Nilitis not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Active peptic ulceration; severe liver impairment; patients in whom other NSAIDs or aspirin are likely to induce asthma, severe allergic reactions, pregnancy (3rd trimester), nursing mothers, perioperative pain during heart bypass (CABG).

Warnings and Precautions for Nilitis

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of pre-existing cardiovascular risk factors or disease; fluid retention, high blood pressure, digestive tract ulcers, elderly or debilitated patients, other forms of asthma, liver disease.

• It could cause heart attack and stroke especially in patients already at a risk.

• Closely monitor patients with any abnormal liver function test, and kidney disease. Withhold for at least 4-6 half-lives prior to surgical or dental procedures.

Other Precautions for Nilitis

Do not take aspirin while using this medication.

Storage Conditions for Nilitis

Oral: Store it at room temperature (20-25°C). Store it in an airtight container, and keep away from children.

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