Flurbiprofen is the generic name is for treating rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis and other conditions as advised by your pytsician. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and it works by blocking certain substances in the body that are thought to cause inflammation.
This drug treats the symptoms of pain and inflammation but does not cure the underlying disease.
It is suggested that this drug and alcohol not be consumed together not even moderate drinking as the side effects will be amplified.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.
I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.
Do not use this drug if you have allergies, severe rash, hives, trouble breathing, growths in the nose, dizziness, allergy to aspirin product, if you recently had or will have bypass surgery or are in the last 3 months of a pregnancy.
Discuss with your physician before using if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, breast feeding, taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal or dietary supplement, have allergies to other medicines, foods, substances, have a history of kidney or liver disease, diabetes, stomach or bowel problems, bleeding, perforation, ulcers, have a history of swelling or fluid buildup, growths in the nose or inflammation of the mouth, high blood pressure, blood disorder, bleeding or clotting problems, heart problems, blood vessel disease, dehydration, low fluid volume, low blood sodium levels or a history of alcohol abuse.
Less serious side effects are constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, gas, headache heartburn, nausea, stomach upset or stuffy nose.If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions, rash, hives, itching, trouble breathing, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, bloody or black tools, change in urination, chest pain, confusion, dark urine, depression, fainting, irregular heartbeat, fever, chills, sore throat, mental or mood changes, numbness of an arm or leg, one side weakness, red swollen blistered skin, ringing in the ears, seizures, headache or dizziness, stomach pain, nausea, severe vomiting, shortness of breath, weight gain, swelling of hands, legs or feet, unusual breathing or bleeding, joint or muscle pain, tiredness or weakness, vision or speech changes, granular vomit or jaundice.If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice consult your own physician.
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