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Relafen Side Effects

Diarrhea, stomach pain, and heartburn are among the most commonly reported side effects of Relafen. Serious reactions are also possible and may require medical attention. If you experience chest pain, slurred speech, or weakness on one side of your body while taking the drug, call 911 immediately. These side effects could indicate a heart attack or stroke.


Relafen Side Effects: An Introduction

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Relafen® (nabumetone); however, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Relafen. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Relafen

Relafen has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with thousands of people worldwide being evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to those that occur in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they occur, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
Based on these studies, the most common Relafen side effects include:
  • Diarrhea -- in up to 14 percent of people
  • Heartburn or indigestion (dyspepsia) -- up to 13 percent
  • Stomach pain -- up to 12 percent.
Other side effects (occurring in more than 3 percent of people) include:
  • Constipation
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Unexplained rash
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Swelling.
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