Strepfen

Strepfen

flurbiprofen

Manufacturer:

Reckitt Benckiser

Distributor:

Zuellig
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Flurbiprofen
Indications/Uses
Symptomatic relief of sore throat.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult, elderly & childn >12 yr 1 loz sucked/dissolved in the mouth 3-6 hrly as required. Max of 5 loz in a 24-hr period. Should be used for a max of 3 days.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to flurbiprofen, aspirin & other NSAIDs. Active or history of recurrent peptic ulcer/haemorrhage. History of GI bleeding or perforation, related to previous NSAIDs therapy. Severe heart failure, renal or hepatic failure. Treatment of peri-op pain in the setting of CABG surgery. Last trimester of pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Patients suffering from or w/ history of bronchial asthma; HTN &/or heart failure; GI disease; SLE & mixed connective tissue disease. Advanced renal disease. Serious skin reactions including exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome & toxic epidermal necrolysis. Renal & hepatic impairment. Concomitant use w/ NSAIDs including cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibitors. May cause impairment of female fertility. Avoid during the 1st 6 mth of pregnancy. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Taste perversion. Hypersensitivity reactions w/ urticaria & pruritus; abdominal pain, nausea, dyspepsia; headache; various skin rashes.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of adverse reactions w/ aspirin; other NSAIDs including ibuprofen & cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibitors. Enhanced effects of anticoagulants eg, warfarin. Increased risk of GI ulceration or bleeding w/ corticosteroids. Increased risk of GI bleeding w/ antiplatelet agents & SSRIs. Increased plasma levels of cardiac glycosides; lithium; methotrexate. Increased nephrotoxicity w/ ciclosporin; tacrolimus. Reduced effect of mifepristone. Increased risk of hematological toxicity w/ zidovudine. Increased risk of convulsions w/ quinolone antibiotics.
ATC Classification
R02AX01 - flurbiprofen ; Belongs to the class of other throat preparations.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Strepfen loz 8.75 mg
Packing/Price
(Honey & lemon flavour) 16's
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