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1. a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug, analgesic, and antipyretic, used in treatment of rheumatic disorders.
2. a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug used in the treatment of various rheumatic and nonrheumatic inflammatory disorders.
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used especially in the treatment of arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis.
a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agent.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
contraindications Pregnancy (3rd trimester), lactation, or known hypersensitivity to this drug, aspirin, or nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs prohibits its use. It is used with caution in patients who have upper GI tract disease or impaired renal function.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions are GI upset, peptic ulcer, dizziness, tinnitus, and skin rash.