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Tolectin

( tolmetin sodium )

 

200 mg round, white tablet

400 mg orange capsule

 

Purpose

To reduce inflammation; to reduce pain.

 

Indications

For anti-inflammatory action and pain relief.

 

Dosage

Two 200 mg tablets three or four times daily. Maximum recommended dosage is 2,000 mg, or ten tablets daily. Larger tablet sizes may soon be available.

 

Side effects

Like other drugs of this group, the most frequent side effects are gastrointestinal. Irritation of the stomach lining can cause nausea, heartburn, and indigestion. Occasionally, individuals note fluid retention. Allergic reactions such as rash or asthma are very rare. Hospitalization for gastrointestinal bleeding occurs in about 1% of those taking full doses for one year.

 

Special hints

For irritation of the stomach, decrease the dose or spread the tablets out throughout the day. Absorption will be slightly decreased if you take the drug after meals or after antacids, but greater comfort may result. Aspirin and other drugs of this class may potentially interfere with absorption and the best rule is to take just one drug at a time. Tolectin is useful in rheumatoid arthritis. It ahs found use in degenerative arthritis of the hip and for treatment of local conditions. Certain individuals will prefer Tolectin to all other drugs of the group.

         
         

     

         

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