Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Ansaid
Generic Name: flurbiprofen (Pronunciation: flure BI proe fen)
What is flurbiprofen (Ansaid)?
Flurbiprofen is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Flurbiprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Flurbiprofen is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis.
Flurbiprofen may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Flurbiprofen 100 mg-MYL
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Flurbiprofen 100 mg-TEV
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Flurbiprofen 50 mg-MYL
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What are the possible side effects of flurbiprofen (Ansaid)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking flurbiprofen and seek medical attention or call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about flurbiprofen (Ansaid)?
This medicine may cause life-threatening heart or circulation problems such as heart attack or stroke. Do not use flurbiprofen just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Get emergency medical help if you have chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.
This medicine may also cause serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and can occur without warning while you are taking flurbiprofen, especially in older adults.
Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of stomach bleeding such as black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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