Phenylbutazone is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-pyretic properties and helps in treating fever, pain, and inflammation in the body.
NSAIDs are often used as non-narcotic drugs that help in relieving mild to moderate pain of many causes. The response to NSAIDs varies from patient to patient. It is especially useful in musculoskeletal disorders, sprains, tendinitis, arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, laminitis, etc.
It works by controlling the inflammation on the musculoskeletal tissue, thereby alleviating pain and restoring the patient’s range of motion.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Phenylbutazone is white or off-white crystalline powder, which is odorless. It does not have any taste at first, but leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste.
AVAILABLE STRENGTHS: 100mg and 200mg
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It is mostly prescribed to control inflammation and pain in joint problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, and osteoarthritis.
Side-effects of Phenylbutazone
The benefits of NSAIDs usually outweigh their side-effects. However, some side-effects are inevitable.
Phenylbutazone can cause bone marrow toxicity and problems of the gastrointestinal system. It is advisable to take the medicine only by prescription or as advised by your doctor. Some of the other side-effects include:
- abdominal burning
- gastrointestinal bleeding
- liver toxicity
Patients with a history of asthma, hives, allergic reactions to aspirin or other NSAIDs, as well as pregnant and nursing women should avoid taking this drug.