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You are here: Home » eGM Resources » Health Information & Resources Portal|Home » RX Drug List (listed alphabetically) » Drug Reference (N's) » Nabumetone


Nabumetone is a naphthylalkanone designated chemically as 4-(6-methoxy-2-naphthalenyl)-2-butanone.

Nabumetone is a white to off-white crystalline substance with a molecular weight of 228.3. It is nonacidic and practically insoluble in water, but soluble in alcohol and most organic solvents. It has an n-octanol:phosphate buffer partition coefficient of 2400 at pH 7.4.

Tablets for Oral Administration: Each oval-shaped, film-coated tablet contains 500 mg or 750 mg of nabumetone. Inactive ingredients consist of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium starch glycolate and titanium dioxide. The 750 mg tablets also contain iron oxides.


CATEGORIES: Arthritis, osteoarthritis; Arthritis, rheumatoid; Pregnancy Category C; FDA Class 1C ("Little or No Therapeutic Advantage"); FDA Approved 1991 Dec; Top 200 Drugs

FDA Drug Classes: Antiarthritics


BRAND NAMES: Ainetone; Arthaxan; Arthraxan; Consolan; Nabone; Naburen; Nabuser; Nadorex; Nametone; Goflex; Prodac; Relafen; Relif; Relifen; Relifex; Relisan; Relitone; Unimetone
(Foreign Brand names outside U.S. in italics)

Ainetone (Colombia)
Arthaxan (Germany)
Consolan (Denmark)
Nabone (Thailand)
Naburen (Colombia)
Nabuser (Italy)
Nadorex (Colombia)
Nametone (Thailand)
Goflex (Bahrain; Cyprus; Egypt; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Oman; Qatar; Republic-of-Yemen; Saudi-Arabia; Syria; United-Arab-Emirates)
Prodac (Korea)
Relif (Spain)
Relifen (Japan; South-Africa)
Relifex (Bahrain; Benin; Bulgaria; Burkina-Faso; Costa-Rica; Cyprus; Czech-Republic; Denmark; Dominican-Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El-Salvador; England; Ethiopia; Finland; Gambia; Ghana; Greece; Guatemala; Guinea; Honduras; Hong-Kong; Hungary; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Ivory-Coast; Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Liberia; Libya; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Morocco; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Panama; Peru; Philippines; Qatar; Republic-of-Yemen; Saudi-Arabia; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra-Leone; South-Africa; Sudan; Sweden; Syria; Taiwan; Tanzania; Thailand; Tunia; Turkey; Uganda; United-Arab-Emirates; Zambia; Zimbabwe)
Relisan (South-Africa)
Relitone (South-Africa)
Unimetone (Korea)

COST OF THERAPY: $927.10 (Arthritis; Relafen Tablet; 500 mg; 2/day; 365 days)

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