( diflunisal )
250 mg light orange, film-coated,
500 mg orange, film-coated,
To reduce inflammation and reduce pain.
For anti-inflammatory action and
For osteoarthritis, 500 to 700 mg
daily is equal to six to ten 325 mg regular aspirin. For rheumatoid
arthritis 1,000 mg daily has been shown to be as effective as twelve to
fourteen 325 mg ( regular ) aspirin.
This drug is generally well
tolerated. Three to nine percent of people taking this drug may have some
stomach pain or diarrhea. The frequency of gastrointestinal bleeding is
probably similar to other drugs of this class.
Dolobid is one of the newer
nonsteroidal drugs. More studies are needed to determine its usefulness when
compared to other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. at this time, it
does not seem to have any particular advantages or disadvantages