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Clinoril is a prescription medication that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1978 to treat several forms of arthritis. Clinoril is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat pain, stiffness, and swelling caused by psoriatic arthritis. It is also known by its drug name, sulindac.

Clinoril is an anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs help reduce fever, pain and inflammation. Clinoril is believed to work by inhibiting the production of chemicals that promote inflammation in the body.

How do I take it?
Clinoril is taken orally twice a day with food. Your doctor will prescribe a dosage based on your needs. When taking NSAIDs, it is important to use the lowest dose that is effective and to take it for the shortest amount of time to avoid side effects.

Always follow your doctor’s instructions exactly when taking Clinoril.

Side effects
Common side effects of Clinoril include headache, diarrhea, loss of appetite, indigestion, cramping, constipation, gas, dizziness, and ringing in the ears.

Rare but serious side effects of Clinoril may include an increase in the risk of stroke, heart attack, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Seek immediate medical assistance if you experience pain in your chest or left arm, shortness of breath, numbness in your hands or feet, or sudden weakness on one side of your body.

Contact your doctor if you experience severe stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, black stools that appear bloody or tarry, a change in the amount of urine you produce, yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice), weight gain, skin problems such as rash or hives, mouth ulcers, swelling, and fast heartbeat (tachycardia), or a stiff neck while taking Clinoril.

For more information about this treatment, visit:

Clinoril (Sundilac) — RxList

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