Sulindac is a medication that is commonly prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate pain caused by various conditions. The medicine is effective in relieving pain related to bone, muscle, or tendon injury or inflammation; reducing fever; and alleviating pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis. Sulindac comes in tablet form and is available in 150 mg and 200 mg strengths. Possible side effects include diarrhea, stomach pain, and heartburn.
Sulindac and other NSAIDs 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, sulindac is useful at reducing pain related to bone, muscle, or tendon injury or inflammation; reducing fever; and alleviating pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other conditions.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/.
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