tolmetin, Tolectin (Discontinued Brand) (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: Most patients benefit from tolmetin and other NSAIDs with few side effects. However, serious side effects can occur, and generally tend to be dose related. Therefore, it is advisable to use the lowest effective dose to minimize side effects. The most common side effects of tolmetin involve the gastrointestinal system, and these include:

Tolmetin should be avoided by patients with a history of asthma, hives, or other allergic reactions to aspirin or other NSAIDs. Rare but severe allergic reactions have been reported in such individuals. It also should be avoided by patients with peptic ulcer disease or poor kidney function, since this medication can aggravate both conditions.

Other important side effects include:

Tolmetin may cause or worsen high blood pressure and kidney failure.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Tablets or capsules: 200, 400, and 600 mg

STORAGE: Tolmetin should be stored at room temperature in a sealed container and protected from moisture.

DOSING: The recommended dose is 200-600 mg three times daily. The maximum daily dose is 1800 mg. Tolmetin should be taken with food and 8-12 ounces of water to avoid stomach upset.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/27/2015


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