Relafen uses include relieving symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus, as well as several other conditions related to pain, inflammation, swelling, or stiffness. Relafen is not approved for use in children. It is important to note that Relafen does not cure or slow the progression of arthritis.
Relafen Uses: An OverviewRelafen® (nabumetone) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, swelling, or stiffness.
Specific Relafen uses include the relief of:
Relafen is not a cure for the types of arthritis mentioned above, nor does it slow the progression of the disease.
How Does Relafen Work?Relafen and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) 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, Relafen can help alleviate pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis.
Off-Label Relafen UsesOn occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Relafen for something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. Some examples of off-label Relafen uses include the relief of: