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Tolemetin Description

Tolemetin Description

Generic Name : TOLEMETIN

Pronunciation : (tole' met in)

Trade Name(s) : Naprosen, Areflur

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

When it is to be taken: Tolmetin usually is taken three times a day. Follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully. Although arthritis symptoms may improve within a few days, you may have to take this drug regularly for several weeks before feeling its full effect.

How it should be taken: Tolmetin comes in the form of tablets and capsules. Your prescription label tells you how much to take at each dose.

Special Instruction :
1. Tolmetin can affect mental alertness and coordination. Do not drive a care 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 scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose.
5. Do not drink alcoholic beverages.

Side Effects :
1. Nausea, indigestion, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea or constipation, heartburn. Take tolmetin with meals, milk, or antacids.
2. Skin rash, ringing in the ears. Contact your doctor.
3. Dizziness, headache. Contact your doctor if these effects persist or are severe.

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

Storage Conditions : Keep this medication in the container it came in, and out of the reach of children.

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