User Reviews for Nabumetone to treat Back Pain
Brand names: Relafen DS
Nabumetone has an average rating of 5.9 out of 10 from a total of 27 reviews for the off-label treatment of Back Pain. 59% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 41% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Nabumetone
"I've had lower back problems on and off since mid 20's. When the discs get inflamed nothing has ever really helped - ibuprofen, hydrocodone, and many others. This is the first medicine that has noticeably helped the back pain and allowed me to exercise and strengthen my back without worrying it will give out again due to stiffening up."
"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!"
Relafen (nabumetone) "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."
Relafen (nabumetone) "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."
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"I have scoliosis with arthritis in neck, also lumbar disc problems, sciatica, and hip pain- all from crooked back. I one dose (750mg) of nabumetone before bed and I slept through the night and woke up with no pain, stiffness and full range of motion. Miracle worker for me!!"
Relafen (nabumetone) "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."
Relafen (nabumetone) "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."
"I have terrible lumbar stenosis and arthritis. I could hardly move and this medication started working a couple hours after taking it. Once I took a couple doses the pain was almost gone. No side effects for me."
Relafen (nabumetone) "Had L5 S1 Diskectomy 3 months ago/worst Sciatica pain imaginable, could barely stand or walk. MD stopped opioids pain meds and we are trying different types of pain management. Allergic reaction to Lyrica and Meloxicam didn't do a darn thing. Relafen didn't work at first but now? It's a life saver. I do also take protonix due to terrible upset stomach issues from taking Ibuprofin for many months. It's a life changer for me! I am only 43 and feel very thankful to have this med!"
"Helped some for my back pain, but the side effects far outweighed the benefit which was just slightly better than regular old ibuprofen. It totally changed my personality, made me irritable, and just put me in an overall bad mood. I was also very confused and tired on this medication. And on top of all that, it made my stomach hurt and began giving me headaches. I stopped taking it."
"I have suffered chronic lower back pain (due to ankylosing spondylitis) for years, which I was treating it with Advil. After I was diagnosed with AS, my doctor put me on Relafen (Nabumetone). It's been 3 months now and my back pain has virtually disappeared! I only hope the side effects from taking this long-term are not severe."
Relafen (nabumetone) "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."
Relafen (nabumetone) "When I saw the over all rating of 7.1, I thought, out of 100? I don't know what type of pain is being experienced by the people who have had success with Relafen. But it is apparently not like mine. I have noticed NO relief whatsoever! I'm taking 500mg bid. Why not just take 800mg of ibuprofen?"
"Worthless! May as well take a dose of sugar. Took low dose lortab for years off and on for back pain, but the political pressure on doctors is too much for them to bear. The CDC tells them what to prescribe now. Criminals!!!"
"Degenerated Disc in neck was replaced with a pig bone substitute about 15 years ago. Waited too long to have surgery so I have some spinal cord nerve damage which periodically gives me a sharp pain (count of 10-11 range on a 1-10 scale) over my left eye. Severe enough to make me stop whatever I'm doing including get off the highway if I'm driving. Take one pill and 10-15 minutes later it's gone! I usually take a second pill 10-12 hours later. I some times take one if I've abused my neck more than normal also. No side effects and it works every time!"
"Actually seemed to make my spasmed muscle in the shoulder blade area worse. It got better almost immediately after I stopped. I know this makes no sense. Tried it again after a couple of weeks with a flair up and it immediately got worse again. I don't understand why, but definitely didn't work for me plus during the second use I developed a rash. Not for me, too bad"
"I been on this medication for bout à week now and I don't see a difference as yet. Although this medication does upset my stomach, bloats me and gives me gas very bad which I hate. Im trying to give it some time before I complain to my specialist about it because it's starting to be irritating."
"I have tried this drug once, it did help out my back pain greatly, but it has me the worst nausea ever. After about an hour or relaxation, all went to hell and I thought I was going to throw up right there and then. I didn't thankfully but I had those feelings off and on for another 2 hours and after that the drug had worn off. I don't think the hour of relaxation was worth the horrible nasuea."
"I was just diagnoses with psoriatic arthritis. Normally I have neck, back, hands and foot pain. Some swelling in my fingers. Also have had blurred vision and a cough due to the inflammation. Was prescribed Nabumotone 750mg. First time I took it I was very drowsy and felt sort of rubbery as opposed to the stiffness I normally feel. On my second day my pain is less in my back, neck and hands, still there but less. Not drowsy. My cough and eyes are better. After only taking it two days I can see improvement."
"I took the first dose of nabumetone last night for back pain and I didn’t notice anything different. I still had pain and stiffness. I got some aleve for back pain instead and find that it works better. I will just use over the counter that actually did something."
Relafen (nabumetone) "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!"
Relafen (nabumetone) "I started taking it 2 days ago and have not had any side effects. My sleep has improved tremendously."
Relafen (nabumetone) "I suffer from annular tear along with unbearable pain . Relafen relieves the break through pain. Relafen works really well."
Relafen (nabumetone) "Did not help my back pain"
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Relafen (nabumetone) "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."