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NALFON
Arthritis/rheumatic disorders
Nonnarcotic analgesics
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Drug Name:

NALFON Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Fenoprofen calcium 200mg; caps.

Company:
Pedinol Pharmacal, Inc.

e-Prescribe this drug via Surescripts


Therapeutic Use:

Indications for NALFON:

Rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis.

Adult Dose for NALFON:

300mg–600mg 3 or 4 times daily. Max: 3.2g/day.

Children's Dose for NALFON:

<18yrs: not recommended.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (arylacetic acid deriv.).

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. CABG surgery. Significant renal impairment. 3rd trimester pregnancy.

Warnings/Precautions:

Hypertension. CHF. Edema. History of ulcer disease or GI bleeding. Hearing impaired. Asthma. Monitor blood, hepatic, renal, and ocular function in chronic use. Elderly. Debilitated. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin. May potentiate protein-bound drugs (eg, hydantoins, sulfonamides, sulfonylureas). May antagonize ACE-inhibitors, diuretics. May be antagonized by phenobarbital. Increased risk of GI bleed with oral corticosteroids, anticoagulants (monitor), alcohol, smoking. Methotrexate excretion reduced. Increases lithium levels.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset, dyspepsia, constipation, tremor, confusion, increased sweating, pruritus, rash (discontinue if occurs), tinnitus, blurred vision, decreased hearing, palpitations, nervousness, asthenia, peripheral edema, dyspnea; GI ulcer/bleed, elevated liver enzymes (discontinue if hepatotoxicity develops), blood dyscrasias, renal papillary necrosis. See literature re: risk of cardiovascular events.

How Supplied:

Caps—100

Indications for NALFON:

Mild to moderate pain.

Adult Dose for NALFON:

200mg every 4–6hrs as needed.

Children's Dose for NALFON:

<18yrs: not recommended.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (arylacetic acid deriv.).

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. CABG surgery. Significant renal impairment. 3rd trimester pregnancy.

Warnings/Precautions:

Hypertension. CHF. Edema. History of ulcer disease or GI bleeding. Hearing impaired. Asthma. Monitor blood, hepatic, renal, and ocular function in chronic use. Elderly. Debilitated. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid aspirin. May potentiate protein-bound drugs (eg, hydantoins, sulfonamides, sulfonylureas). May antagonize ACE-inhibitors, diuretics. May be antagonized by phenobarbital. Increased risk of GI bleed with oral corticosteroids, anticoagulants (monitor), alcohol, smoking. Methotrexate excretion reduced. Increases lithium levels.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset, dyspepsia, constipation, tremor, confusion, increased sweating, pruritus, rash (discontinue if occurs), tinnitus, blurred vision, decreased hearing, palpitations, nervousness, asthenia, peripheral edema, dyspnea; GI ulcer/bleed, elevated liver enzymes (discontinue if hepatotoxicity develops), blood dyscrasias, renal papillary necrosis. See literature re: risk of cardiovascular events.

How Supplied:

Caps—100

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