Relafen

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(Generic versions may still be available.)

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INDICATIONS

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of RELAFEN (nabumetone) and other treatment options before deciding to use RELAFEN (nabumetone) . Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).

RELAFEN (nabumetone) is indicated for relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of RELAFEN (nabumetone) and other treatment options before deciding to use RELAFEN (nabumetone) . Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).

After observing the response to initial therapy with RELAFEN (nabumetone) , the dose and frequency should be adjusted to suit an individual patient's needs.

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: The recommended starting dose is 1,000 mg taken as a single dose with or without food. Some patients may obtain more symptomatic relief from 1,500 mg to 2,000 mg per day. RELAFEN (nabumetone) can be given in either a single or twice-daily dose. Dosages greater than 2,000 mg per day have not been studied. The lowest effective dose should be used for chronic treatment (see WARNINGS, Renal Effects). Patients weighing under 50 kg may be less likely to require dosages beyond 1,000 mg; therefore, after observing the response to initial therapy, the dose should be adjusted to meet individual patients' requirements.

HOW SUPPLIED

Tablets: Oval-shaped, film-coated: 500 mg-white, imprinted with the product name RELAFEN (nabumetone) and 500, in bottles of 100, and in Single-Unit Packages of 100 (intended for institutional use only). 750 mg-beige, imprinted with the product name RELAFEN (nabumetone) and 750, in bottles of 100, and in Single-Unit Packages of 100 (intended for institutional use only).

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F) in well-closed container; dispense in light-resistant container.

500 mg 100's: NDC 0029-4851-20
500 mg SUP 100's: NDC 0029-4851-21
750 mg 100's: NDC 0029-4852-20

GlaxoSmithKline
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
©2005, GlaxoSmithKline. All rights reserved.
FDA rev date: 1/24/2006

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/8/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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