Sulindac - Drug Information

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General Information on Sulindac

Generic Name : Sulindac

Pronunciation : sul in' dak

Latest prescription information about Sulindac. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Sulindac

International- Clinoril.

Why is Sulindac Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for pain, tenderness, swelling, stiffness caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.  It stops the production of a substance that causes inflammation.

When should Sulindac not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who recently had bypass heart surgery, hypersensitivity, during last trimester of pregnancy.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Sulindac?

PO- The usual adult dose is 150 or 200 mg given twice daily with meals. The maximum dosage is 400 mg per day.

How should Sulindac be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food twice a day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Sulindac?

Caution should be exercised asthma, runny nose or nasal polyps, kidney stones, swelling of the hands, arms, feet, ankles, or lower legs; liver or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Sulindac?

   Gastrointestinal : Indigestion, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or cramps, gas, diarrhea, constipation and lack of appetite.
   Skin : Rash and itching.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, headache and nervousness.
   ENT : Ringing in the ear.
   Miscellaneous : Swelling in the extremities.

What are the other precautions for Sulindac?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Sulindac?

Store in a well-closed container at room temperature (15-30C).

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