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 31
Arthritis pain 67 28
Fibromyalgia 54 16
Inflammation 17 7
Inflammation in joints 12 6
Stiffness/spasticity 12 2

Show all 57 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
13
Moderate
11
Mild
17
None
40

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nabumetone

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

Show all 30 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nabumetone

Dosage Patients
500 mg twice daily 5
750 mg twice daily 4
1,000 mg daily 3
1,500 mg daily 3
500 mg daily 2
1,000 mg twice daily 2
500mg as needed 2
1 tablet(s) twice daily 1
500 mg three times daily 1
2 750mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Nabumetone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 43
Side effects too severe 30
Doctor's advice 23
Other 16
Course of treatment ended 4
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 2
See all 88 patients who've stopped taking Nabumetone

Duration

Currently taking Nabumetone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Nabumetone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 18
1 - 6 months 20
6 months - 1 year 18
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 61
Usually 10
Sometimes 9
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 63
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 7
< $25 41
Not specified 31

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Nabumetone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 4
Meloxicam (Mobic) 3
Prednisone (Deltasone) 2
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 2
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1

Show all 15 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Nabumetone and switched to:

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

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching to

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8 patient evaluations for Nabumetone

Aug 17, 2013 (Started Aug 09, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for herniated disc C6 and C7)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

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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