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An anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug of the NSAID class, C15H16O2, used primarily to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

[Shortening and rearrangement of methoxynaphthylbutanone : meth- + oxy- + naphthyl, naphthalene radical (naphth(a) + -yl) + butanone.]
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Noun1.nabumetone - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Relafen)
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID - an anti-inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids; "NSAIDs inhibit the activity of both Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzymes"
ketone - any of a class of organic compounds having a carbonyl group linked to a carbon atom in each of two hydrocarbon radicals


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Several generic versions of Nabumetone are already on the market under brand names including Relifex and Relafen.
This prompted enquiries regarding the patient's drug history, and it was found that the patient had recently been prescribed nabumetone, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent [Relafen (Relifex in the UK); SmithKline Beecham].
"We see sales of Tagamet, its topselling antiulcer drug, holding steady at $1 billion, while newer drugs (most notably Augmentin, Eminase, Paroxetin and Relifex) should bolster drug sales and margins."