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a salicylic acid derivative that, like aspirin, has analgesic and antiinflammatory properties, although no antipyretic effects, but has fewer side effects than aspirin, does not affect bleeding time or function, and has a long half-life that permits twice daily dosage. It is used in the treatment of rheumatic and nonrheumatic inflammatory disorders, gout and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, dysmenorrhea, and vascular headaches.
diflunisal/di·flu·ni·sal/ (di-floo´nĭ-sal) a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug that lacks antipyretic activity; used in the treatment of rheumatic and nonrheumatic inflammatory disorders, gout and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, dysmenorrhea, and vascular headaches.
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is a derivative of salicylic acid and is used to treat inflammation and mild to moderate pain.
a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug.
indications It is prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders.
contraindications Hypersensitivity to aspirin and other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs or known sensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects The most serious adverse reactions are GI pain, diarrhea, peptic ulcer, anorexia, anaphylactoid reactions with bronchospasm, and edema.
diflunisalA non-steroidal pain-killing and anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is a derivative of SALICYLIC ACID and is used to control symptoms in OSTEOARTHRITIS and other painful conditions. A brand name is Dolobid.
a salicylic acid derivative that, like aspirin, has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.