Nabumetone is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Nabumetone can cause serious problems (such as heart attack or stroke). Your risk can increase when this medication is used for long periods of time and if you have heart disease. Tell your doctor if you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, or slurred speech.
Nabumetone can cause high blood pressure and heart failure or worsen existing high blood pressure. Tell your doctor if you experience weight gain or swelling.
Nabumetone can cause discomfort, ulcers, or bleeding in your stomach or intestines. Your risk can increase with long-term use, smoking, drinking alcohol, older age, or with certain medications. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience stomach pain or if you have bloody vomit or stools.
Long-term use of nabumetone can cause kidney injury. Your risk can increase if you have kidney impairment; heart failure; liver problems; are taking certain medications, including diuretics (water pills) (such as furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide); or are elderly.
Nabumetone can also cause liver injury. Stop taking nabumetone and call your doctor if you experience nausea, tiredness, weakness, itchiness, yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes, right upper abdominal tenderness, or “flu-like” symptoms.
Nabumetone can cause a serious allergic reaction. Stop taking nabumetone and tell your doctor right away if you experience difficulty breathing or swelling of your face or throat.
Stop taking nabumetone and tell your doctor right away if you experience serious skin reactions, such as rash, blisters, fever, or itchiness.