Adult: In patients w/ osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: 1,000 mg once daily at bedtime, an additional 500-1,000 mg may be given in the morning if necessary. Max: 2,000 mg daily in 1-2 divided doses. Patients <50 kg: <1 g daily. Elderly: Max: 1 g daily.
Initially, 500 mg once daily. Max: 1,000 mg daily.
Initially, 750 mg once daily. Max: 1,500 mg daily.
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI distress.
Hypersensitivity. History of asthma, urticaria, or allergic reaction w/ aspirin or other NSAIDS. Active or history of recurrent GI bleeding, ulceration, or perforation. Recent MI, severe heart failure. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Pregnancy and lactation. Concomitant use w/ other NSAIDs.
Patient w/ HTN, oedema, CHF, ischaemic heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, coagulation disorders, risk factors for CV disease; history of GI disease (e.g. ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease). Moderate to severe renal impairment. Elderly.
PO: C, Z (NSAIDs caused foetal ductus arteriosus premature closure, foetal renal impairment and persistent pulmonary hypertension. Avoid near term, else use lowest dose for shortest time.)
Patient Counseling Information
This drug may cause dizziness, blurred vision, and confusion, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery.
Monitor BP, LFT, renal function, serum K level, CBC, 1st sign of rash, signs and symptoms of GI bleeding.
Symptoms: Headache, nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, GI bleeding, diarrhoea, disorientation, excitation, coma, drowsiness, tinnitus, convulsions. Acute renal failure, liver damage. Management: Symptomatic and supportive treatment. Consider admin of activated charcoal. Perform gastric lavage immediately following large ingestion. Convulsions can be treated w/ IV diazepam. Ensure good urine output.
Increased risk of GI bleeding w/ corticosteroids, anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin), SSRIs, antiplatelets (e.g. clopidogrel). May induce hyperkalaemia w/ ACE-inhibitors. May decrease elimination of lithium, methotrexate. Increased risk of nephrotoxicity w/ ciclosporin, tacrolimus. Increased risk of haematological toxicity w/ zidovudine. Potentially Fatal: Increased GI complications w/ other NSAIDs (e.g. aspirin).
Increased risk of GI bleeding w/ alcohol.
May lead to false +ve aldosterone/renin ratio.
Description: Nabumetone is a naphthylalkanone derivative, non-active prodrug which is converted to the active metabolite, 6-methoxy-2-naphthylacetic acid (6-MNA) which is structurally similar to naproxen. 6-MNA reversibly inhibits cyclooxygenase-1 and 2 enzymes resulting in inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis. Onset: Several days. Pharmacokinetics: Absorption: Well absorbed from the GI tract. Bioavailability: Approx 35 % (6-MNA). Time to peak plasma concentration: Approx 3 hr (6-MNA). Distribution: Diffuses into synovial fluid. Crosses placenta and enters breast milk. Volume of distribution 7.5 L (6-MNA). Plasma protein binding: >99% (6-MNA). Metabolism: Undergoes rapid and extensive first-pass metabolism in the liver into active metabolite, 6-methoxy-2-naphthylacetic acid (6-MNA), and some inactive metabolites; further metabolised via O-methylation and conjugation. Excretion: Via urine (approx 80% as inactive or conjugated metabolites, <1% as unchanged 6-MNA; faeces (9%). Elimination half-life: Approx 24 hr (6-MNA).
M01AX01 - nabumetone ; Belongs to the class of other non-steroidal antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products.
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