Flurbiprofen is a medication that is sometimes prescribed to help reduce painful inflammation of the joints in people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. This medication works by inhibiting the production of a substance in the body that contributes to inflammation.
There is an increased risk of heart attack and stroke among people who take this medication. Patients who have a history or family history of heart disease should be careful when taking Flurbiprofen, and patients who have had bypass surgery should not take this medication.
This medication can also cause serious stomach problems such as gastrointestinal perforation or ulcers. Patients should seek medical treatment immediately for severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and blood in the stool while on this medication.