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Frozen Shoulder 2 reviews 56 medications
   
8.0
Sciatica 4 reviews 281 medications
   
7.5
Rheumatoid Arthritis 3 reviews 334 medications
   
7.2
Back Pain 10 reviews 176 medications
   
7.2
Osteoarthritis 4 reviews 340 medications
   
6.8
Muscle Pain 5 reviews 312 medications
   
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Summary of Relafen reviews 28 reviews 7.2

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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."

   
10

I take 500 mg Nabuetome at bedtime (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 13, 2013

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For Back Pain "I suffer from annular tear along with unbearable pain . Relafen relieves the break through pain. Relafen works really well."

   
9.0

Anonymous July 21, 2013

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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."

anonymous999y April 16, 2013

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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."

   
8.0

Weej January 30, 2013

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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."

   
4.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 31, 2012

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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."

   
8.0

Nabumetone (taken for less than 1 month) June 28, 2012

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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."

   
9.0

Anonymous December 10, 2011

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For Frozen Shoulder "Very helpful for my frozen shoulder pain with no side effects."

   
9.0

Anonymous November 12, 2011

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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."

   
10

Anonymous September 30, 2011

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For Muscle Pain "Did absolutely nothing for my back-muscle pain. "

   
1.0

LM. September 27, 2011

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For Back Pain "I started taking it 2 days ago and have not had any side effects. My sleep has improved tremendously."

seale August 14, 2011

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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."

   
9.0

Anonymous May 19, 2011

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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!"

   
6.0

frankietg May 10, 2011

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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. "

   
10

ART J April 27, 2011

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For Back Pain "Did not help my back pain"

   
1.0

xxlane January 27, 2011

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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!"

   
8.0

Anonymous February 13, 2010

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For Muscle Pain "750mg twice daily, had no effect on headaches. "

   
1.0

Anonymous November 19, 2009

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For Sciatica "Had really bad diarrhea. "

   
1.0

jacee October 9, 2009

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For Back Pain "I have been saddled with sciatic pain off and on for over 15 months now. About a month ago, my Doctor switched me off of Naproxen and onto this drug. It seems to be a little more effective and I am only taking it twice a day. I would rate my daily pain level about a 3 on a scale of 10, and almost 0 an hour after taking this one tablet with a meal."

   
8.0

MattR May 27, 2009

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis "Relafen always gives me bloating and gas."

   
6.0

arthritis girl April 25, 2009

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For Back Pain "I have arthitis in my lower back with spinal stenosis and an annular tear in my disc. I was prescribed 1500mg a day. As long as I take the full amount I have no more pain, cramping in my leg or sciatica. I have been taking half because I have dizziness and headaches. Still better than the pain."

   
10

Anonymous April 6, 2009

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For Sciatica "A good initial substitute for ibuprofen to keep symptoms at a minimum."

   
7.0

mike topp January 18, 2009

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For Back Pain "Upon starting the use of Relafen I have had less pain in my lumbar area. I have 2 discs that are shot and the inflamation and swelling I endured is practically gone. I make sure I eat something with the medicine but even when I haven't this medication has not bothered my stomach at all. No other anti-inflammatory medication has ever given me this much releif."

MamoJulie November 21, 2008

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For Osteoarthritis "As a 36 year old male suffering from osteoarthritis,this drug has made a substantial difference in my quality of life. I was not sure how long I would be able to keep working, now that I am being treated with this drug, my quality of life has increased greatly. I am able to work without severe pain. A definite plus is I don't have to worry about a narcotic cloudiness to contain my pain. I can now play and walk outside with my children. I am afraid of the side effects, but so far so good. Recommend this to others who may benefit from its use."

   
7.0

Anonymous August 23, 2008

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For Frozen Shoulder "I'm probably the only one I know taking this for inflammation from a frozen shoulder as I have had serious side effects from steriod shots, so its a viable alternative. It's not bad, it is working slowly but definitely have to take it with food. I'm taking 750 twice a day but started breaking them in half which is not easy but overall not a bad drug, for what it is intended for I've heard great things, not just from this site."

   
7.0

Anonymous July 19, 2008

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