NALFON® PROVIDES FAST & EFFECTIVE PAIN RELIEF
Nalfon® begins to relieve pain and reduce inflammation in as little as 15 to 30 minutes and for a minimum of 8 hrs.
Nalfon® is 99% bound to blood proteins for greater Cox-2 inhibition.
In patients with osteoarthritis, Nalfon® reduces tenderness as a response to pressure and reductions in night pain, stiffness, swelling, and overall disease activity. Nalfon® relieves pain with motion and at rest, and increases range of motion in involved joints.
Choose a topic below to learn more about Nalfon®, but always remember that your healthcare provider is your best resource for any and all questions regarding Nalfon® and pain management in general.
Q. What Conditions does Nalfon Treat?
A. Fenoprofen is used to relieve mild to moderate pain from various conditions. It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
- joint damage causing pain and loss of function
- rheumatoid arthritis
- non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis
- headache caused by disorder of cranial blood vessels
- a type of joint disorder due to excess uric acid in the blood called gout
- joint inflammatory disease in children and young adults
- ankylosing spondylitis
- a rheumatic disease causing pain and stiffness in backbone
Q. How to use Nalfon?
A. Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using fenoprofen and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters), unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this drug. If stomach upset occurs while taking this medication, take it with food, milk, or an antacid.
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Do not take more than 3,200 milligrams in any 24-hour period. To minimize side effect risks (e.g., stomach bleeding), use this medication at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible length of time. Do not increase your dose or take it more frequently than prescribed. For chronic conditions such as arthritis, continue taking it as directed by your doctor. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor or pharmacist.
In certain conditions (e.g., arthritis), it may take up to 2-3 weeks when this drug is taken regularly before you notice the full benefits.
If you are taking this drug on an “as needed” basis (not on a regular schedule), remember that pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the pain has significantly worsened, the medicine may not work as well.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Q. What happens if I overdose?
A. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: severe stomach pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, extreme drowsiness, loss of consciousness, slowed or shallow breathing.
Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as blood pressure, complete blood count, liver and kidney function tests) may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
Non-drug treatment for arthritis that is approved by your doctor (e.g., weight loss if needed, strengthening and conditioning exercises) may help improve your flexibility, range of motion, and joint function. Consult your doctor for specific instructions.
Q. What happens if I miss a dose?
A. If you are prescribed this drug on a regular schedule (not just “as needed”) and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Q. What are Nalfon side effects?
Upset stomach, gas, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, drowsiness, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stomach pain, vision changes, hearing changes (e.g., ringing in the ears), mental/mood changes, fast/pounding heartbeat, persistent/severe headache, fainting, difficult/painful swallowing, symptoms of heart failure (such as swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, unusual/sudden weight gain).
NALFON ® (fenoprofen calcium tablets) USP is a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic drug. Chemically, fenoprofen calcium is an arylacetic acid derivative.
Benzeneacetic acid, α-methyl-3-phenoxy-, calcium salt (2:1)-(±)-, dihydrate
Fenoprofen calcium, USP is a white crystalline powder, soluble in alcohol (95%) to the extent of approximately 15 mg/mL at 25°C, slightly soluble in water and insoluble in benzene.
The pKa of fenoprofen calcium is 4.5 at 25°C.
Film-coated NALFON tablets for oral administration are available containing fenoprofen calcium as the dihydrate equivalent to 600 mg of fenoprofen and the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide and FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake.
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Cardiovascular Thrombotic Events
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may occur early in treatment and may increase with duration of use (see WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS).
- NALFON tablets are contraindicated in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery (see CONTRAINDICATIONS and WARNINGS).
- NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal adverse events including bleeding, ulceration and perforation of stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients are at greater risk for serious gastrointestinal events (see WARNINGS).