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Clinoril (Sulindac)

General Information

Clinoril (Sulindac) is used to reduce swelling, pain, and joint stiffness from arthritis. This medication may also be sued to treat arthritis of the spine, shoulder tendonitis/bursitis, and gouty arthritis.

How does Clinoril (Sulindac) work?

Clinoril (Sulindac) works by decreasing the levels of prostaglandins and chemicals that are made by the body. Those are responsible for fever, pain, and inflammation. Clinoril (Sulindac) blocks the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, fever, and pain are reduced.

Why use Clinoril (Sulindac)?

Clinoril (Sulindac) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medication is available in 200mg tablets for oral administration. This is a yellow crystalline compound that is very soluble as the sodium salt. This medication usually starts to work within one week. But in some cases up to two weeks or even longer may pass before you start to feel better. This has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the year 1978.

How to use Clinoril (Sulindac)?

Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Before taking this medication, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Clinoril (Sulindac) is usually taken twice a day. Take the medication by mouth with a full glass of water. You may take it either with food, right after a meal, or with antacids to prevent stomach upset. After taking it, do not lie down for at least 10 minutes. Do not take more often than prescribed or increase your dose.

If you are taking this medication not on a regular schedule, remember that pain prescription work best if they are used as the first  signs of symptoms occur. If you wait until the pain has knowingly got worse, the drug may not work as well.

What are the side-effects of Clinoril (Sulindac)?

  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Skin itching or rash
  • Increased sweating
  • Blurred vision
  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Fatigues
  • Nervousness
  • Dry mouth
  • Runny nose
  • Ringing in your ears

Call your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects including:

  • Sudden or unexplained weight gain
  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Swelling of the hands or feet (edema
  • Mental/mood changes
  • Unusual tiredness

Warnings and Precautions

  • Talk to your doctor first before using this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Avoid driving or do anything that needs your alertness. This drug may make you feel dizzy.
  • Keep this away from the reach of children.