Felbinac

Description

Felbinac is a topical medicine which is used to relieve mild to moderate pain in the joints and muscles associated with conditions such as arthritis, soft tissue injuries, or other musculoskeletal conditions.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Felbinac

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness of skin
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Swelling of eyelids, face, lips, tongue
  • Numbness
  • Itching or rash

Uses of Felbinac

What is it prescribed for?

  • Mild to Moderate pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Felbinac or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Skin allergies

This medicine may cause fatal skin allergies without any warnings in some patients. Signs and symptoms such as rashes, hives, fever, or other allergic symptoms should be reported to the doctor without any delay. Appropriate corrective measures or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Topical use

This medicine is only recommended for external use. Avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, mucous membranes, wounds, cuts, or grazes.

Other medicines

Felbinac may interact with many other medicines and may cause adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

This medicine is generally used on an as-needed basis. However, if you are on a scheduled dosing regimen of this medicine, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is meant for external use only. If the medicine is swallowed, seek immediate medical help. Follow all dosing instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than recommended by your doctor. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor. Report any severe undesired side effects or a lack of improvement to the doctor immediately.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the formation of certain substances in the body that are responsible for causing pain and swelling.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, Topical analgesics, Topical anti-inflammatory agent

Schedule

OTC

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 12 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.425.pdf

Felbinac [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 12 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/4-biphenylacetic_acid

[Internet]. Mhra.gov.uk. 2018 [cited 12 December 2018]. Available from:

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/par/documents/websiteresources/con493405.pdf

Felbinac - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 26 March 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB07477

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Information on this page was last updated on 26 Mar 2019

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