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Nalfon

Name of Generic: Fenoprofen ([fen-oh-PROE-fen]) fen-oh-PROEfen [ fen-oh-PROE-fen]
The Class of Drugs: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

What is Nalfon?

Nalfon is an anti-inflammatory nonsteroidal drug (NSAID) that is prescribed for treating mild to moderate discomfort, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.

Nalfon can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Nalfon

See a doctor immediately when you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction (hives and a runny or stuffy nose, wheezing, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your throat or face) or an extreme skin reaction (fever and sore throat, eye burning, irritation, and an ailment that is purple or red with peeling and blisters).

Seek medical attention immediately if you're experiencing indications of an attack on your heart or stroke. chest pain spreading to your shoulder or jaw A sudden feeling of weakness or numbness in one part of your body; speech that is slurred; swelling of your legs; or feeling short of breath.

Nalfon could cause severe adverse effects. Stop taking Nalfon and contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Vision changes;
  • Any skin rash, regardless of how minor;
  • Breathlessness (even when exerting only a little);
  • Weight gain, swelling, or rapid weight gain;
  • Indications of stomach bleeding: bloody or tarry stool; the spouting of the blood; or vomiting that looks like coffee grounds.
  • Liver problems: nausea nausea, stomach pain, itching, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, and loss of appetite. the dark colour of urine; stools that are clay-coloured; jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Kidney issues: little or no urine, swelling of your ankles and feet, fatigue, or feeling tired.
  • Low red blood cells (anaemia)—pale skin and fatigue; sensations of being lightheaded; cold hands and feet

Common negative side effects of Nalfon could be:

  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, indigestion;
  • Diarrhoea, constipation;
  • Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and tiredness;
  • Feeling anxious;
  • The itching and itching, sweating,
  • Ringing in your ears.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings

Nalfon may increase the chance of suffering fatal coronary heart attacks as well as strokes. Avoid using Nalfon prior to or following heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, also known as CABG). This medication can also trigger bleeding from the stomach or intestinal tract that could be fatal.

Before you take this drug

Nalfon may increase the chance of having a fatal heart attack or stroke even if you do not suffer from any of the risk factors. Avoid using this medicine immediately prior to or following coronary bypass surgeries (coronary bypass graft for artery, CABG, or CABG).

Nalfon can also trigger stomach or intestinal bleeding, which could be fatal. These issues can happen in a matter of minutes while taking this medication, particularly among older adults.It is best not to take Nalfon if you have an allergy to it or have ever suffered an asthma attack or an extreme allergic reaction after using aspirin or an NSAID.

Speak to your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Coronary disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking ;
  • A coronary heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
  • Stomach ulcers, bleeding, or ulcers;
  • Asthma;
  • Fluid retention;
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • If you are taking aspirin to avoid a heart attack or stroke.

If you are expecting, then you shouldn't take Nalfon until your physician advises that you should. Taking an NSAID in the last twenty weeks of pregnancy could result in serious kidney or heart issues for the baby who is not born and may cause complications during the pregnancy.Breastfeeding is not advised when using Nalfon.Nalfon is not permitted for use by anyone less than 18 years old.

How to take Nalfon?

Follow all the instructions on your prescription label and study all medication guidelines. Make sure you are using the dose that works for your illness.You can consume Nalfon along with food or milk.

If you take this medication over a long period of time, you could require regular medical examinations.It could take up to three weeks before your symptoms begin to improve. Use the medication exactly according to instructions and notify your doctor if you feel your symptoms don't improve.This medication may affect the outcomes of certain medical tests. Inform any physician who treats you that you're taking Nalfon.

Keep the bottle at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Close the bottle when not being used.

What happens If I Miss a dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you are able, but avoid your missed dose if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.

What happens If I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

The symptoms of an overdose can include nausea, drowsiness, stomach pain, or bleeding from the stomach.

What should be avoided?

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking other medications to treat swelling, pain, fever, or other cold or flu-like symptoms. They could contain ingredients that are similar to Nalfon (such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, and naproxen).Take aspirin only if your doctor has instructed you to.Do not drink alcohol. This can increase your chance of bleeding from your stomach.

Consult your physician before taking an antacid. Use only the one recommended by your physician. Certain anti-inflammatory medications could make it more difficult for your body to absorb Nalfon.

Interaction with other drugs

Consult your physician before taking Nalfon if you are taking any antidepressants. Taking certain antidepressants along with an NSAID could cause bleeding or bruises.

Discuss with your doctor all other medications, including:

  • Cyclosporine;
  • Lithium;
  • Methotrexate;
  • The blood thinners (warfarin, coumadin, and Jantoven);
  • Blood pressure or heart medication such as diuretics or "water pills";
  • Oral diabetes medicine;
  • Seizure medication (especially phenobarbital or phenytoin);
  • Steroid medicine (such as prednisone);
  • A sulfa drug.

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can interact with Nalfon, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. are included here.

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