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Nalfon (Fenoprofen Calcium) - Summary


Cardiovascular Risk

  • NSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk (see WARNINGS).
  • Nalfon® is contraindicated for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery (see WARNINGS).

Gastrointestinal Risk

  • NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients are at greater risk for serious gastrointestinal events (see WARNINGS).


(fenoprofen calcium capsules, USP)
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Nalfon® (fenoprofen calcium capsules, USP) is a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic drug. Nalfon capsules contain fenoprofen calcium as the dihydrate in an amount equivalent to 200 mg (0.826 mmol) or 300 mg (1.24 mmol) of fenoprofen.

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Nalfon and other treatment options before deciding to use Nalfon. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).

Nalfon is indicated:

  • For relief of mild to moderate pain in adults.
  • For relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • For relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis.

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Published Studies Related to Nalfon (Fenoprofen)

Single dose oral fenoprofen for acute postoperative pain in adults. [2011.02.16]
CONCLUSIONS: Oral fenoprofen 200 mg is effective at treating moderate to severe acute postoperative pain, based on limited data for at least 50% pain relief over 4 to 6 hours. Efficacy of other doses, other efficacy outcomes, and safety and tolerability could not be assessed.

Pharmacodynamics, chiral pharmacokinetics, and pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modeling of fenoprofen in patients with diabetes mellitus. [2006.11]
The objective of the present study was to assess the influence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus on the enantioselective pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of fenoprofen. Patients with diabetes mellitus type 1 (n = 7) or type 2 (n = 7) and healthy volunteers (n = 13) received orally a single 600-mg dose of racemic fenoprofen...

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Page last updated: 2011-12-09

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