Ansaid is licensed to treat symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as several other conditions related to pain, inflammation, fever, and/or stiffness. There are also a number of "off-label" Ansaid uses, such as treating fibromyalgia symptoms, symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE for short), and generalized pain (such as lower back pain, neck pain, or knee pain). The medicine is not licensed for use in children.
Ansaid® (flurbiprofen) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, fever, and/or stiffness.
Specific Ansaid uses include:
Ansaid is not a cure for these types of arthritis, nor does it slow the progression of the disease.
Ansaid and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are thought to work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins. By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, Ansaid is useful at reducing fever and alleviating pain or joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other conditions.
Ansaid is not licensed for use in children.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Ansaid for treating something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. Some off-label Ansaid uses include treatment of: