Flurbiprofen helps relieve symptoms of sore throat such as difficulty swallowing, throat pain, and swelling.
Use Flurbiprofen exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.
This medicine is available as a mouth/throat spray.
To take the dose of your medicine, follow these steps:
- If you are using the spray for the first time or after storage for a long period of time, prime the pump by pointing the nozzle away from you and spraying a minimum of 4 times until a fine, consistent mist is produced.
- Open your mouth, position the nozzle towards the back of your throat.
- Press the pump 3 times using a smooth rapid motion. You must fully press the pump for each spray while removing your finger from the top of the pump between each spray. Do not inhale while spraying.
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
Do not use Flurbiprofen if you ever had an allergic reaction (e.g. rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to this medicine, other similar painkillers such as ibuprofen, celecoxib, or aspirin.
Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- stomach ulcer or bleeding
- history of or presently have ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the large intestines) or Crohn’s disease (long-term inflammatory disease of the digestive tract)
- severe heart disease
- severe kidney disease
- severe liver disease
as Flurbiprofen may not be suitable for you.
Do not use this medicine if you are on your 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- mild to moderate kidney disease
- mild to moderate liver disease
- history of heart disease e.g. heart failure, stroke
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol level
- lupus or systemic lupus erythematosus (autoimmune disease that causes inflammation)
- low blood volume
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to an elderly. Elderly may be more sensitive to the side effects.
If you are going for an operation, including minor surgery and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Flurbiprofen.
Flurbiprofen may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert or need to see clearly.
Other side effects include any of the following: headache, nausea, diarrhoea, indigestion, throat irritation, mouth pain or discomfort, and warm, tingling or burning sensation in the mouth.
If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor immediately. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Do not use Flurbiprofen with other NSAIDs (medicine for pain and inflammation) e.g. ibuprofen, celecoxib, or aspirin.
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
- medicines to treat depression e.g. fluoxetine, paroxetine
- blood-thinning medicines e.g. warfarin
- anti-inflammatory medicines e.g. prednisone, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone
- medicines used in organ transplant or certain immune disorders e.g. tacrolimus, ciclosporin
- methotrexate (medicine used to treat certain types of cancer)
- medicines for high blood pressure or heart disease e.g. captopril, losartan, metoprolol, digoxin
- medicines for water retention (water pills) e.g. furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, spironolactone
- phenytoin (medicine for epilepsy/fits or seizure)
- lithium (medicine for mood disorder)
- zidovudine (medicine for HIV infection)
- other medicine such as mifepristone
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Flurbiprofen.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.