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When and How Do I Take Sulindac?

General considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
  • Sulindac comes in a tablet form and is generally taken twice a day with food.


  • Take your sulindac with a full glass of water.  


  • For sulindac to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.


  • Try to take it at the same time each day to maintain even levels of medication in the blood.


  • It is important to take the lowest effective dose for the least amount of time in order to treat your condition. This will decrease the chances of developing serious side effects.

Dosing Information

The dose of sulindac that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Sulindac Dosing for more information.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with sulindac. Yet, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor, meaning they either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
The most common side effects of sulindac include:
Less common but serious side effects include:
These possible side effects are shared with all NSAIDs and can lead to life-threatening complications or even loss of life.
(Click Side Effects of Sulindac to learn more, including potentially serious side effects to look out for.)
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