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  2. Nabumetone
    Generic for Relafen
    30 tablets $6.9 USD
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    Generic for Relafen
    30 tablets $7.2 USD
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Do you need a prescription for nabumetone?

Yes, nabumetone is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is nabumetone without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase nabumetone, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for nabumetone in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a nabumetone savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your nabumetone with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a nabumetone coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide nabumetone coupons or FREE nabumetone samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for nabumetone in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much nabumetone?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using nabumetone. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much nabumetone. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

US brand name of nabumetone and manufacturer

Nabumetone is available in the US under the brand name Relafen. It is manufactured by Meda Pharmaceuticals.

UK brand name of nabumetone and manufacturer

Nabumetone is not available in the UK under a specific brand name. However, it may be available under its generic name or other brand names from different manufacturers.

Is nabumetone available in the UK on the NHS?

Nabumetone is available on the NHS in the UK.

Prescription requirement for nabumetone

Nabumetone is a prescription medication and requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.

FDA approval of nabumetone

Nabumetone has received FDA approval for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with various conditions, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Active ingredient of nabumetone and mechanism of action

The active ingredient in nabumetone is nabumetone itself. It belongs to a class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Nabumetone works by inhibiting the production of certain chemicals in the body called prostaglandins, which are involved in pain and inflammation.

Uses of nabumetone

Nabumetone is primarily used for the following purposes:

  • Relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis
  • Relief of pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis

Forms of nabumetone

Nabumetone is available in the form of oral tablets. The specific strength and formulation will depend on the prescribed dosage.

Dosage of nabumetone

The dosage of nabumetone will vary depending on the specific condition being treated, individual patient factors, and response to therapy. It is important to follow the medical advice in the medication guide provided by your healthcare provider.

Precautions and warnings for nabumetone

  • Nabumetone may increase the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attack or stroke. It may also cause gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers. Your healthcare provider will carefully evaluate the potential risks and benefits before prescribing nabumetone
  • Inform your healthcare provider about any history of heart disease, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, kidney disease or liver disease, fluid retention or any other medical conditions
  • Nabumetone may interact with other medications, so it is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs, supplements, and herbal products
  • It is important to take nabumetone with food or milk to reduce the risk of stomach upset
  • If you experience any signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash, itching, swelling, or difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical attention
  • It is not known if nabumetone passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding

Side effects of nabumetone

Common side effects of nabumetone may include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Rash

Serious side effects, include changes in hearing, mood changes, difficult or painful swallowing, and heart failure (swelling of the ankles or feet, unusual tiredness, sudden weight gain). Get emergency medical help if you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, weakness down one side of the body, or slurred speech.

Interactions with other drugs

Nabumetone may interact with certain medications, including ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, corticosteroids (such as prednisone), blood thinners such as warfarin, water pills (diuretics such as furosemide) lithium, and methotrexate. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions.

Similar drugs to nabumetone

Other NSAIDs medications, such as celecoxib, ibuprofen, and naproxen, may be used as alternatives to nabumetone.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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