Indications for: Flurbiprofen
Rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis.
Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration. 200–300mg/day in 2–4 divided doses; max single dose 100mg. Reduce dosage for renal impairment.
Aspirin allergy. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Risk of serious cardiovascular and gastrointestinal events.
Increased risk of serious cardiovascular events (including MI, stroke). Avoid in recent MI, severe heart failure; if necessary, monitor. Increased risk of serious GI adverse events (including inflammation, bleeding, ulceration, perforation). History of ulcer disease and/or GI bleeding. Hypertension; monitor BP closely. Hepatic or renal impairment. Discontinue if signs/symptoms of liver disease develop, or if abnormal LFTs persist or worsen. Dehydration. Hypovolemia. Advanced renal disease: not recommended. Hyperkalemia. Coagulation disorders. Monitor CBCs, blood chemistry, hepatic, renal, and ocular function in long-term therapy. Pre-existing asthma. May mask signs of infection or fever. Discontinue at 1st sign of rash or any other hypersensitivity. Elderly. Debilitated. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (≥30 weeks gestation; avoid). Nursing mothers.
NSAID (phenylalkanoic acid deriv.).
Avoid concomitant aspirin, salicylates (eg, diflunisal, salsalate) or other NSAIDs. Increased risk of GI bleed with anticoagulants, antiplatelets, oral corticosteroids, SSRIs, SNRIs, smoking, alcohol, or prolonged NSAID therapy; monitor. May antagonize, or increase risk of renal failure with diuretics (eg, loop or thiazides), ACE inhibitors, ARBs, or β-blockers; monitor closely. Potentiates digoxin; monitor levels. May potentiate lithium, methotrexate, cyclosporine; monitor for toxicity. Concomitant with pemetrexed may increase risk of pemetrexed-associated myelosuppression, renal, and GI toxicity.
GI upset, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, constipation, headache, edema, UTI; cardiovascular thrombotic events, GI ulcer/bleed, hepatotoxicity, renal toxicity, hypersensitivity reactions, anemia.
Formerly known under the brand name Ansaid.
Predominantly renal elimination. Half-life of R- and S-flurbiprofen are similar, about 4.7 and 5.7 hours, respectively.