tolmetin sodium


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tolmetin sodium

[tol′mətin]
a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agent.
indications It is prescribed primarily in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis.
contraindications Impaired renal function, GI disease, or known hypersensitivity to this drug, to aspirin, or to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medications prohibits its use. Should not be used during second and third trimesters of pregnancy.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are peptic ulcer and GI distress. Dizziness, skin rash, and tinnitus commonly occur. This drug interacts with many other drugs.

tolmetin sodium (tol´mətin),

n brand name: Tolectin;
drug class: nonsteroidal antiinflammatory;
action: inhibits prostaglandin synthesis by interfering with cyclooxygenase needed for biosynthesis;
uses: treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
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