Tolmetin

Pronounced

"tole-MET-in SO-dee-um"

Common brand names:

Tolectin

Uses

Tolmetin is used alone or with other treatments to reduce pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It is also used for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. See also Warning section.

Tolmetin is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Other Uses

This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.

This drug may also be used for arthritis of the spine or gout attacks.

How to Use This Medication

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using tolmetin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth, usually 3 times a day with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) or as directed by your doctor. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this drug. If stomach upset occurs, take this medication with food, milk, or an antacid (except sodium bicarbonate).

Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. To reduce your risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects, take this medication at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or take it for a longer time than prescribed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. It may take 1-2 weeks of taking this drug regularly until you get the full benefit.

Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or if you develop new symptoms.

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