1. What Reumafen® is and what it is used for?
Reumafen® is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent with analgesic and antipyretic properties. After oral administration, Ibuprofen is rapidly and almost completely absorbed. Peak serum levels are achieved between 1 and 2 hours after dosing.
Reumafen® is indicated for the treatment of sign and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis and other non-rheumatoid arthropathies, non-articular rheumatic conditions, such as frozen shoulder, bursitis, tendinitis, tenosynovitis and low back pain. soft tissue injuries such as sprain, strain and post-operative pain, dysmenorrhoea, dental pain. cold & fever.
2. Before you take Reumafen®
Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
Before taking Reumafen, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.
Ibuprofen should be given with caution to patients with bleeding disorders, cardiovascular diseases, peptic ulceration or a history of such ulceration and in those who are receiving coumarin anticoagulants and in patients with renal or hepatic impairment.
Take special care with Reumafen®
Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if:
Reumafen® should not be given to patients with hypersensitivity to lbuprofen and to individuals who show nasal polyps, angioedema, bronchospastic reactivity to aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Ibuprofen is contraindicated in patients with active or previous peptic ulceration & gastro-intestinal ulceration or bleeding.
Taking other medicines
Drinking alcohol when taking ibuprofen may increase risk of stomach bleeding
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Reumafen® is not recommended during pregnancy or for use in nursing mothers.
3. How to take Reumafen®?
The usual dose is 400 mg, 3-4 times per day, preferably after food. The dose may be raised to a maximum of 2.4 g daily depending on the severity of symptom at the time of initiating drug therapy or as patients fail to respond. After a satisfactory response has been achieved the patients dose should be reviewed and adjusted as required and tapered gradually.
If you forget to take Reumafen®
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Take the next dose on time
If you stop taking Reumafen®
Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. You should not stop taking Reumafen just because you feel better. This is because the problem may come back or get worse again.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Reumafen can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Usually Ibuprofen has a low incidence of side effects. The most frequent side effects are gastrointestinal disturbances. Peptic ulceration and gastrointestinal bleeding have occasionally been reported. Other side effects include headache, dizziness, nervousness, skin rash, pruritus, drowsiness, insomnia, blurred vision and other ocular reactions, hypersensitivity reaction, abnormal liver function test, impairment of renal function, agranulocytosis and thrombocytopenia
5. How to store Reumafen®?
Store in a cool and dry place, away from light.
Keep out of reach of children