Dolobid Uses

Typical uses of Dolobid include relieving pain caused by inflammation in a tendon or bursa and symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. It is important to note that Dolobid does not cure arthritis, however, or slow down its progression. The drug is not licensed for use in children under the age of 12. Off-label uses include treating symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

An Overview of Dolobid Uses

Dolobid® (diflunisal) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, and stiffness.
Specific Dolobid uses include:
  • Pain relief. Dolobid can relieve pain following a procedure, as well as pain caused by straining a muscle or inflammation in a tendon (tendonitis) or bursa (bursitis). Dolobid can also be used to treat general pain, such as knee pain, back pain, or foot pain.
  • Relief of osteoarthritis symptoms.
  • Relief of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
Dolobid is not a cure for these types of arthritis, however, nor does it slow down the progression of the disease.

How Does Dolobid Work?

Dolobid and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are thought to work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins. By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, Dolobid is useful at alleviating pain, as well as inflammation and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis.

Can It Be Used in Children?

Dolobid is not licensed for use in children under the age of 12.
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