User Reviews for Nabumetone

Also known as: Relafen

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Review by jgracemor: User Rating:  
   
9.0

nabumetone for Back Pain: I've had back pain on and off for years. I'm a nurse and I am always hurting my back at work. When an urgent care Dr. prescribed nabumatone for my back, it worked better than any narcotics I've ever tried. It was amazing!

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September 3, 2013 6:13 PM
Review by I take 500 mg Nabuetome at bedtime (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
10

Relafen (nabumetone) for Muscle Pain: This medicine has worked when nothing else has. My doctor was concerned that this would harm my stomach over time but I've been taking it for 2 years without issue. I recently tried Lyrica instead and have hurt all over. I just went back to Nabumetone and I feel good again. Since I take 1/2 of the normal dose, I'm hoping I can continue to take this medicine. It is the only thing that works so far.

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August 13, 2013 3:53 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Relafen (nabumetone) for Back Pain: I suffer from annular tear along with unbearable pain . Relafen relieves the break through pain. Relafen works really well.

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July 21, 2013 9:11 PM
Review by anonymous999y:

Relafen (nabumetone) for Back Pain: Relafen was prescribed by my spine Doctor for cervical/upper back cramping and upper extremity radiculopathy. It did not relieve my pain at all. Just started Skelaxin (2 doses in) and the pain is so much better.

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April 16, 2013 3:59 AM
Review by Rheumatoid Arthritis 62: User Rating:  
   
7.0

nabumetone for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I'm 66. Started Nabumetone about 4 years ago. Orginally prescribed a Cox-2 inhibitor, have high Blood pressure, the cox-2 experience was VERY BAD. Then tried Nabumetone 750mg, was prescribed 2 daily. Was acceptable to my Blood Pressure. After reviewing side effects decided to take 1 daily except when pain level is real bad, then take 2 for several days then go back to 1 daily. I'm pleased with Nabumetone and my self-medication technique.

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March 17, 2013 12:55 AM
Review by Weej: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Relafen (nabumetone) for Back Pain: I was put on Relafen when I had an epidural for back pain and arthritis, also 2 back surgeries. I found a specialist when I start having pain in my lower back and sharp pain in my leg. My doctor put me on Relafen taking 2 pills a day. My symptoms were well managed by this medicine. I had no side effects and I was able to function quiet well. I think this medicine is a very good one for the type of pain I have for my back and pain down my thigh. I really recommend this to anyone with back or leg pain or arthritis in the back. It really works.

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January 30, 2013 1:33 PM
Review by stack600 (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
7.0

nabumetone for Osteoarthritis: I am a 53 yr old male, who worked in the timber industry for 35yrs now. I had 6 knee surgeries to a single injury in 1986. On 7/16/2012 I had my Right Knee replaced with a Stryker Triathlon Knee Replacement. I am working on getting my strength back. I was put on Diclofenac at 75mg 2 times a day, which sent me to the rest room 20 times a day. My Surgeon changed me to Nabumetone along pain medication almost like Lyrica (insurance would not pay for Lyrica. Since I have regained strength and am progressing faster than if I was on an OTC pain medicine. 6 weeks post op and walking pretty well and mostly pain free.

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September 2, 2012 8:44 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
4.0

Relafen (nabumetone) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Like Celebrex and Vioxx, this caused blood pressure spurts, along with dizziness, weakness, and other side effects. Too dangerous for me to take because of how high it would send my blood pressure within an hour or so of taking it.

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August 31, 2012 10:47 PM
Review by Nabumetone (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Relafen (nabumetone) for Sciatica: My doctor prescribed this twice a day for a month after receiving a steroid injection for a herniated disc at the L5,S1. It works great! I can now walk, sit, stand, etc. Whereas I couldn't while suffering from Sciatica. I'm only 30! I have had no side effects.

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June 28, 2012 3:19 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
6.0

nabumetone for Osteoarthritis: Mitigates joint pain; bothers my stomach much less than aspirin or ibuprofen.

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February 14, 2012 8:10 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

nabumetone for Osteoarthritis: I have suffered from osteoarthritis for roughly 8yrs now and am 35yrs old. My condition effects me through out both legs, feet, mid back going down to the base, right shoulder, parts of my collar bone, left forearm, right wrist and parts of both hand and fingers as well as left thumb. My GP has tried a number of different medicines which include diclofenac, ketoprofen, naproxen and one other. None of which ever helped and had bad reaction to the naproxen which caused really high blood pressure and pins and needles in both legs (sitting down or standing up). I was taken off that after being on it for 11 months and as of Monday gone (today being Thursday) I've been put on nabumetone 500mg slow. I'm sleeping like a baby and in less pain.

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December 15, 2011 9:50 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Relafen (nabumetone) for Back Pain: I have a back injury that flares up from time to time and when it does it requires a significant amount of medication. I dislike taking opiates but found myself taking way too high of a dose of Ibuprofen on a regular basis and found it no longer working effectively. Relafen works great. I do get a slight bit of initial dizziness for about 20 minutes after I take it and I'm a bit drowsier than normal but the pain relief is well worth it. I sleep great at night, no more waking up or tossing and turning.

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December 10, 2011 1:44 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Relafen (nabumetone) for Frozen Shoulder: Very helpful for my frozen shoulder pain with no side effects.

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November 12, 2011 1:46 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
3.0

nabumetone for Rheumatoid Arthritis: It did help, but to many side effects. Worst one was leg cramps at night for me.

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November 9, 2011 11:57 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

Relafen (nabumetone) for Sciatica: I have not experienced any side effects whatsoever. I take 1500 mgs every night after supper. I went from not sleeping due to pain in my right leg to sleeping the whole night through. Also, I had become so stiff it was hard getting up and down out of chairs and out of the car. With this medicine, I am up and down like a normal 40 year old, rather than an 80 year old. I am so very grateful for this medicine.

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September 30, 2011 9:46 AM
Review by LM.: User Rating:  
   
1.0

Relafen (nabumetone) for Muscle Pain: Did absolutely nothing for my back-muscle pain.

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September 27, 2011 7:57 PM
Review by seale:

Relafen (nabumetone) for Back Pain: I started taking it 2 days ago and have not had any side effects. My sleep has improved tremendously.

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August 14, 2011 11:48 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Relafen (nabumetone) for Muscle Pain: I was given this medication after I injured both feet in sparring in my Thai boxing class. After two weeks of slow healing a second doctor gave me this and it sped up healing. Upon returning to class and new injuries it works well.

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May 19, 2011 12:58 AM
Review by frankietg: User Rating:  
   
6.0

Relafen (nabumetone) for Osteoarthritis: What started out as a simple back strain/sprain at 19 yrs old has, over the years, evolved into an all encompassing condition leaving me with Multiple Sclerosis, handicapped and needing a walker for any mobility. Through the years I have been on NSAIDs which have proven time and again to be so helpful in relieving pain to where I was taking 3200 mg of ibuprofen/day. Finally given Relafen, which has saved my stomach from all the pain medicines and ibuprofen. Have never had a problem with Relafen (nabumetone) over the 7 yrs I've been on them, and they continue to be instrumental in relief from daily pains due to MS. A great product!

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May 10, 2011 3:15 PM
Review by ART J: User Rating:  
   
10

Relafen (nabumetone) for Muscle Pain: I had a severe inflamed left arm. Many medicines did not work. I then took Relafen, one tablet one hour before bedtime with food and then at bedtime I took another. The next morning the inflammation, which was in my whole arm, was gone and I was able to pinpoint the area of the inflammation with pinpoint accuracy. I was operated at that spot. A few years later I had a severe inflammation in my right foot. It would not go away so I then took the same dose that night. The next morning the inflammation was gone.

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April 27, 2011 9:39 PM
Review by xxlane: User Rating:  
   
1.0

Relafen (nabumetone) for Back Pain: Did not help my back pain

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January 27, 2011 4:11 PM
Review by zipitydodah: User Rating:  
   
1.0

nabumetone for Sciatica: Taking 500mg in the morning and late afternoon, I haven't had any benefits.

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August 3, 2010 10:32 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
5.0

nabumetone for Osteoarthritis: It works fairly well and better than OTC or even prescription Naproxen. Not as well as Diclofenac in my experience.

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March 26, 2010 12:23 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
1.0

nabumetone for Rheumatoid Arthritis: It doesn't touch the pain levels I experience.

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March 26, 2010 12:20 PM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Relafen (nabumetone) for Back Pain: I have been suffering from back pain for years, I was prescribed Relafen and what a difference it has made, the bonus no side effect's!

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February 13, 2010 9:15 PM
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