diflunisal, Dolobid

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GENERIC NAME: diflunisal

BRAND NAME: Dolobid (This brand is no longer available in the U.S.)

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Diflunisal is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is effective in treating fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. They work by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that are responsible for pain, fever, and inflammation. Diflunisal blocks the enzymes that make prostaglandins (cyclooxygenases), resulting in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced. Diflunisal was approved by the FDA in April 1982.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 500 mg.

STORAGE: Diflunisal tablets should be stored in well-sealed containers at a temperature less than 40 C (104 F), preferably at 15 C to 30 C (59 F 86 F).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/26/2014



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