What is Nabumetone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Nabumetone is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the management of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and for moderate pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 80 32
Arthritis pain 76 31
Fibromyalgia 54 17
Inflammation 16 6
Stiffness/spasticity 12 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 14
Moderate 12
Mild 18
None 40

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nabumetone

Side effect Patients Percentage
Stomach pain 7
Nausea 2
Pain 2
Ringing in ears (tinnitus) 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Abdominal cramps 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nabumetone

Dosage Patients Percentage
500 mg twice daily 6
1500 mg daily 3
750 mg twice daily 2
1 mg twice daily 1
120 mg twice daily 1
750 mg daily 1
750mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Nabumetone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 46
Side effects too severe 30
Doctor's advice 24
Other 15
Course of treatment ended 4
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 2
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Duration

Currently taking Nabumetone

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 3
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Nabumetone

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 22
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 18
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 64
Usually 11
Sometimes 9
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 65
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 7
< $25 45
Not specified 30

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Nabumetone after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen Prescription) 5
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 4
Meloxicam (Mobic) 3
Prednisone (Deltasone) 2
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 2

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Patients stopped taking Nabumetone and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Meloxicam (Mobic) 4
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 3
Sulindac (Clinoril) 2
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 1
Baclofen (Mylan-Baclofen) 1

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8 patient evaluations for Nabumetone

Mar 15, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach irritation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 29, 2011 (Started Jun 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It has really only helped in reducing SOME of the inflamation in my joints. It definitely is not a pain reliever by any means. It does compound my fatigue and tends to make me drowsy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

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