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Review: Relafen and Extended Phenytoin





Summary: drug interactions are reported only by a few people who take Relafen and Extended Phenytoin together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Relafen and Extended Phenytoin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Relafen has active ingredients of nabumetone. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from Relafen 4,545 users)

Extended phenytoin sodium has active ingredients of phenytoin sodium. It is often used in seizures. (latest outcomes from Extended phenytoin sodium 367 users)

On Dec, 19, 2014: 1 people who takes Relafen, Extended Phenytoin Sodium is studied

Relafen, Extended Phenytoin Sodium outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Relafen (nabumetone)
- Extended Phenytoin Sodium (phenytoin sodium)

Drug effectiveness over time :

n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/aAbdominal Pain Nos

Drug effectiveness by gender :

n/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
n/aAbdominal Pain Nos

Drug effectiveness by age :

n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/aAbdominal Pain Nos

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Relafen (nabumetone) is often used to treat arthritis. Extended Phenytoin Sodium (phenytoin sodium) is often used to treat seizures. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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