|Trade names||Ansaid, Ocufen, Strepfen|
|Other names||(±)-2-fluoro-α-methyl-(1,1'-biphenyl)-4-acetic acid|
|Drug class||Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)|
|Main uses||By mouth: Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis|
Eye drop: Decrease pupil constriction, inflammation of the eye
|Protein binding||> 99%|
|Elimination half-life||4.7-5.7 hours|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||244.265 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
|Melting point||117 °C (243 °F)|
Flurbiprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to treat pain and inflammation. By mouth it is used to treat painful periods, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. As an eye drop it is used to decrease pupil constriction during eye surgery and inflammation of the eye after surgery.
Common side effects when taken by mouth include swelling, heart burn, gastrointestinal bleeding, nausea, liver problems, and anxiety. Common side effects when used as an eye drop include burning, dry eyes, and large pupils. Other side effects may include anaphylaxis and heart problems. Use in the second half of pregnancy may harm the baby. It works by blocking COX1 and COX2.
Flurbiprofen was patented in 1964 and approved for medical use in 1987. It became available as a generic medicaion in 1994. In the United States 100 tablets of 100 mg costs about 66 USD as of 2021. This amount in the United Kingdom costs about £92.
It is taken by mouth as 100 mg two to three times per day.
In October 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required the drug label to be updated for all nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications to describe the risk of kidney problems in unborn babies that result in low amniotic fluid. They recommend avoiding NSAIDs in pregnant women at 20 weeks or later in pregnancy.
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This medication has a cost in the U.S. of $18 (USD) for 15 tablets (100 mg).
As of 2016 the drug was available worldwide as drops for ophthalmic use and as tablets, both in various strengths, under many brand names which include: Acustop Cataplasma, Adofeed, Anazin, Anflupin, Anorcid, Ansaid, Antadys, Antafen, Antipain, Baenazin, Benactiv, Biprofin, Biprotec, Bro-Z, Brufen, Brufoz, Cebutid, Clinadol, Coryfin, Dispain, Edolfene, Eyeflur, Falken, Fiera, Flu Ro Fen, Flubifix, Flufen, Flugalin, Flupe, Flur di fen, Fluractive, Fluran, Flurbi Pap, Flurbic, Flurbiprofen, Flurbiprofène, Flurbiprofeno, Flurflex, Flurofen, Fluroptic, Fo Bi Pu Luo Fun, Forphen, Fortine, Froben, Frolix, Fubifen, Fubiprofen, Fubofen, Fukon, Fulruban, Furofen, Kai Fen, Kavoflog, Kotton, Lefenine, Majezik, Maprofen, Maxaljin, Maximus, Meiprofen, Neliacan, Nibelon, Nirolex Gola, Ocufen, Ocuflur, Optifen, Orofaringeo, Painil, Profen, Projezik, Ropion, Sigmaprofen, Stayban, Strefen, Strepfen, Strepflam, Strepsils (various formulations), Sulan, Tie Shr Shu, TransAct, Upnon, Urbifen, Yakuban, Zepolas, Zeralgo, Zero-P, and Zeton.
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