I suffer from RLS, and a friend of mine said they are now receiving Nabumetone for their RLS. The research I have done suggests that this drugs prescribing indications are for rheumatoid or osteoarthritis only. Is my friend confused about which prescriptions are for what illness, or is Nabumetone a viable alternative to the RLS drugs currently on the market. I have had side effects from everything I've been prescribed for RLS, but taking nothing is really not an option, not if I want to sleep that is. Thank you very much for whatever information you can give me.
Nabumetone is a non-steriodal anti-inflammatory so will be useful for pain and inflammation. I don't think nabumetone is indicated for the treatment of restless legs syndrome, unless there is a pain or inflammatory component to it in that patient.
Please also discuss with your doctor, there might be new information out there that we are not aware about. All the best.
Marvell is correct, Nabumetone is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) that's prescribed to people for pain related to arthritis and injuries, and general pain caused by inflammation. Does your friend have chronic pain? If so, I would think that's what they're taking the Nabumetone for, rather than the RLS. It IS possible, though highly unlikely, that it's prescribed for the RLS, but that would ONLY be if the RLS is causing your friend a bit of pain.
- Nabumetone Information for Consumers
- Nabumetone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nabumetone (detailed)
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