What is Sulindac?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Clinoril

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Sulindac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for the management of inflammatory diseases including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, acute gouty arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acute painful shoulder (bursitis/tendonitis).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 16 10
Fibromyalgia 13 5
Joint pain 9 3
Hip bursitis 2 0
Inflammation 2 2
Psoriatic arthritis 2 2

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 3
Mild 3
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sulindac

Side effect Patients
Brain fog 1
Decreased kidney function 1
Gastrointestinal discomfort 1
Headaches 1
Heart palpitations 1
Lethargy 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sulindac

Dosage Patients
1,500 mg daily 1
200mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Sulindac

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 11
Doctor's advice 4
Other 4
Side effects too severe 4
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Duration

Currently taking Sulindac

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Sulindac

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 5
2 - 5 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 0
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 13
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Sulindac after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Nabumetone (Relafen) 2
Baclofen (Mylan-Baclofen) 1
Diclofenac-Misoprostol (Arthrotec) 1
Indomethacin (Indocin) 1
Meloxicam (Mobic) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Sulindac and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Etodolac (Lodine) 1
Meloxicam (Mobic) 1
Oxaprozin (Daypro) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Sulindac

Feb 12, 2013 (Started May 25, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for mixed connective tissue disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 5, 2012 (Started Nov 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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