Duexis (Ibuprofen and Famotidine) for Rheumatoid Arthritis | myRAteam

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Duexis is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to relieve the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and reduce the risk of developing upper gastrointestinal ulcers. Duexis may be also referred to by its drug names, ibuprofen and famotidine.

Duexis is a combination of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) ibuprofen and the antihistamine, famotidine. Duexis is believed to work by reducing pain and inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis and decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces.

How do I take it?
Duexis is generally taken orally three times per day. It is recommended to use the lowest possible dose to relieve symptoms while minimizing the risk of side effects.

Duexis comes in the form of an oral tablet.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Duexis lists common side effects including nausea, diarrhea, constipation, upper abdominal pain, and headache.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Duexis include heart attack, stroke, hypertension, heart failure, gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers, kidney and liver damage, allergic reactions, and serious skin reactions.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Duexis — Horizon

Duexis —RxList

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