Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders
Adult: 900 mg daily, given either as 450 mg in the morning and evening or 300 mg in the morning and 600 mg in the evening.
Should be taken with food. Take w/ or immediately after meals.
Hypersensitivity to fenbufen or other NSAIDs. Lactation.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ gastric ulcer, cardiac disorders. Renal or hepatic impairment. Pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Nervous: Depression, dizziness, headache, numbness.
GI: Anorexia, vomiting, abdominal pain, heartburn, diarrhoea, black stool, constipation, dry/sore mouth.
Resp: Wheezing, dyspnoea.
Ophthalmologic: Visual disturbance.
Otic: Tinnitus.
Dermatologic: Rash, toxic epidermal necrolysis, oedema, photosensitivity.
Others: Fatigue.
Potentially Fatal: Erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Patient Counseling Information
This drug may cause blurred vision, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery.
Drug Interactions
Decreased serum concentration w/ aspirin. Risk of convulsions when given w/ quinolones (e.g. enoxacin, ofloxacin). May enhance the anticoagulant effect of coumarins.
Mechanism of Action: Fenbufen is a propionic acid derivative which prevents the synthesis of prostaglandins by inhibiting cyclooxygenase.
Absorption: Absorbed from the GI tract. Time to peak plasma concentration: Approx 70 min.
Distribution: Enters breast milk (small amounts). Plasma protein binding: >99%.
Metabolism: Metabolised in the liver to active metabolites, biphenylacetic acid and 4-hydroxy-biphenylbutyric acid.
Excretion: Via urine (mainly as conjugates). Plasma half-life: Approx 10-17 hr.
Chemical Structure

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Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Fenbufen, CID=3335, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Fenbufen (accessed on Jan. 20, 2020)

Store below 25°C.
MIMS Class
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
ATC Classification
M01AE05 - fenbufen ; Belongs to the class of propionic acid derivatives of non-steroidal antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products.
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