Prostaglandins cause pain, swelling and inflammation in the body, so stopping the production of these prostaglandins results in less pain and inflammation.
Sulindac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (known as an NSAID) which is prescribed to relieve pain and inflammation.
Sulindac is prescribed for acute or long-term use in the relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis. ankylosing spondylitis, acute painful shoulder (acute subacromial bursitis/supraspinatus tendinitis), and acute gouty arthritis.
Sulindac works by preventing the production of irritant chemicals known as prostaglandins which are produced in response to injury and certain diseases and conditions.
Sulindac is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have liver or kidney problems, or have ever had kidney stones;
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this medicine, aspirin, or any other NSAID (for example diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen, indometacin);
- If you have ever had a peptic (stomach) or duodenal (bowel) ulcer or bleeding;
- If you have an allergic condition or have ever had an allergy;
- If you have a heart condition;
- If you have a blood clotting disorder;
- If you are taking other medicines, including those available to buy without a script, herbal or complementary medicines;
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding;
Sulindac side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Feeling or being sick;
- Loss of appetite;
- Stomach discomfort;
Reported Sulindac overdose symptoms are:
- Diminished urine output;
Other Brand Names
In some countries Sulindac may also be known as: