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Ansaid is a prescription medication used to relieve the pain and reduce inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and menstrual cramps. It contains flurbiprofen as its active ingredient. Flurbiprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ansaid works by blocking the production of certain chemicals in the body that cause pain and inflammation.
Flurbiprofen helps to decrease swelling and pain. If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain.
Use and Dosage
Flurbiprofen is a tablet that is taken by mouth as directed by your healthcare provider, usually 2 to 4 times a day. You should take Flurbiprofen tablet with a full glass of water, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. After taking Flurbiprofen tablet, do not lie down for at least 10 minutes. If you experience stomach upset while taking Flurbiprofen, take it with food, milk, or an antacid.
The appropriate dosage of Flurbiprofen for your medical condition will be determined by your healthcare provider, taking into consideration your individual response to treatment. The recommended dose of flurbiprofen ranges from 200 mg to 300 mg daily divided into 4 to 6 doses. Flurbiprofen should be used at the lowest possible dose for the shortest possible time to minimize the risk of side effects.
You should not increase your dose or use this drug more frequently or for longer than prescribed. If you have an ongoing condition such as arthritis, continue to take this medication as directed by your healthcare provider. Please discuss the risks and benefits of Flurbiprofen with your doctor or pharmacist.
Common Side Effects of Ansaid (Flurbiprofen):
- Increased sweating
- Ringing in your ears
- Stomach pain
Serious Side Effects of Ansaid (Flurbiprofen):
- Bloody or tarry stools
- Burning in your eyes and
- Chest pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder
- Clay-colored stools
- Coughing up blood
- Dark urine
- Difficulty breathing
- Flu-like symptoms
- Little or no urinating
- Loss of appetite
- Painful or difficult urination
- Pale skin
- Rapid heart rate
- Shortness of breath
- Skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling
- Skin rash (no matter how mild)
- Slurred speech
- Sore throat
- Sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body
- Swelling in your feet or ankles
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
- Swelling or rapid weight gain
- Tired feeling
- Trouble concentrating
- Upper stomach pain
- Vision changes
- Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
Forms and Strength
Ansaid (Flurbiprofen) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 50 mg
- 100 mg
- Like other NSAIDs, Ansaid may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular events, particularly when used for extended periods of time or at high doses.
- Ansaid may cause stomach ulcers or bleeding, especially in people who have a history of these conditions or who take the medication for extended periods of time.
- Ansaid may interact with other medications, including blood thinners, diuretics, and some antibiotics, which may increase the risk of side effects.
- Ansaid should not be used during pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester, as it may harm the developing fetus.
- Ansaid may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or other side effects that may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
- Ansaid may cause or worsen high blood pressure. Blood pressure should be monitored regularly while taking Ansaid.
- Ansaid may cause fluid retention or edema, particularly in people with a history of heart failure or kidney disease.
- Ansaid may cause liver or kidney damage, particularly when used for extended periods of time or at high doses.
- Ansaid may cause allergic reactions in some people, which may range from mild to severe and include symptoms such as rash, itching, swelling, or difficulty breathing.
- Ansaid should not be given to children under 6 years of age, except under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much flurbiprofen is safe?
For Adults 200 to 300 milligrams (mg) per day, divided into 2 to 4 equal doses. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. For Children use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Is flurbiprofen bad for kidneys?
Using flurbiprofen tablet for long term can cause kidney damage.
When is the best time of day to take NSAIDs?
Using NSAIDs during the daytime might be preferable to taking them at night (such as before bed)
It's important to purchase Ansaid from verified Canadian pharmacy.