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Sulindac Description

Sulindac Description

Generic Name : SULINDAC

Pronunciation : (sul in' dak)

Trade Name(s) : Arflur, Naprosin, Sulind

Why it is prescribed: Sulindac relieves the pain, tenderness, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by certain types of arthritis, including gout.

When it is to be taken: Sulindac usually is taken twice a day. Follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor to explain any part that you do not understand. Although arthritis symptoms may improve within one week, a longer period may be required.

How it should be taken: Sunlindac comes in the form of tablets. Your prescription label tells you much to take at each dose. Sulindac should be taken with food.

Special Instruction :
1. Sulindac can cause dizziness. Do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery until you know how it affects you.
2. Take only the amount of medication prescribed. If you think that you need more to relieve your symptoms, contact your doctor.
3. Keep all appointments with your doctor. Your doctor may wish to adjust your dose.
4. If you forget to take a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if you remember a missed dose near the time you are to take the next dose, take only the regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose.

Side Effects :
1. Indigestion, Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or cramps, gas, diarrhoea or constipation, lack of appetite. Take this medication with food.
2. Do not drink alcoholic beverages.
3. Skin rash and fever, headache, dizziness, nervousness, ringing in the ears, swelling of feet or lower legs. Contact your doctor.

Other Precautions :
1. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should inform their doctors before taking sulindac.
2. Tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription drugs you are taking, especially anticoagulants, aspirin, other arthritis medications, and methotrexate.
3. Tell your doctor if you ever had gastritis or bleeding from the stomach or rectum, ulcers, diverticulitis, liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes.
4. If you ever had a bad reaction to aspirin or other arthritis medications, tell your doctor before you take sulindac.
5. Do not take aspirin while taking sulindac unless directed to do so by your doctor.
6. Do not allow anyone else to take this medication.

Storage Conditions :
1. Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children.
2. Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat.

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