It's one of the gentler NSAIDs, so I would give it a try if I were you. I took it for a while when I had a "sensitivity" to NSAIDs and that was the only one that I could take (before developing a full-blown NSAID allergy). If I could take it, you should have no problem with it, if you have no problems with NSAIDs. I'm a strange case, too.
I'm sorry to hear you have osteoarthritis. Is it in your back? This does sound like a nice, gentle drug for you. I hope it works. I have osteoarthritis in my back and was on opiods for years. Then I agreed to wean off them in an attempt to try less addictive medications. The result has been very hard, terrible back pain, etc. However, I have found a measure of relief in Tramadol. And I want to mention that to you in case the Relafen doesn't work. Tramadol is not in the opioid class, but it is more effective than some of the others. Here is what this site says about your Relafen. Relafen belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Relafen is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis.
Blessings Upon You. ~~millison
- Relafen Information for Consumers
- Relafen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Relafen (detailed)
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