What is Diflunisal?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Dolobid

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Diflunisal is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the management of inflammatory disorders usually including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis; can be used as an analgesic for treatment of mild-to-moderate pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 9 6
Pain 9 3
Inflammation 7 2
Systemic lupus erythematosus 2 1
Ankylosing spondylitis 1 0
Arthritis pain 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Diflunisal

Side effect Patients
Swelling in lower extremities 1

Why patients stopped taking Diflunisal

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Diflunisal

Duration

Stopped taking Diflunisal

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Diflunisal after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 1
Nabumetone (Relafen) 1
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 1
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