The Web Health



Name of the generic: Sulindac [sul-IN-dak] [ sul-IN-dak
Name of the brand: Clinoril
Dosage format: Oral tablet (150 mg, 200 mg)
Class of drug: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

What is Sulindac?

Sulindac can be described as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID). Sulindac can be used to treat inflammation or pain due to arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, or gout. Sulindac can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Adverse effects of Sulindac

Contact emergency medical attention If you notice symptoms that indicate an allergy (hives or sneezing, running nose, wheezing, difficulty breathing, swelling on your throat or face) or a severe reaction to your skin (fever and sore throat, eye burning, irritation, and a red or purple skin eruption with peeling and blisters),

Seek medical attention immediately if you're experiencing indications of stroke or heart attack. chest pain spreading to your shoulder or jaw, suddenly feeling numb or weak in one part of your body, speech slurred, feeling tired

Sulindac can cause severe adverse reactions. Stop using Sulindac immediately and consult your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Changes in your vision
  • Breathlessness (even when exerting only a little), swelling, and rapid weight gain.
  • Symptoms of stomach bleeding: bloody or black stools, the ejection of blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Liver issues, nausea nausea, stomach pain, itching, fatigue, and flu-like symptoms nausea, loss of appetite the dark color of urine; stools that are clay-colored; jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Pancreatitis—severe discomfort in your upper stomach that spreads into the back of your body, vomiting, and nausea;
  • Kidney problems: no or little urination, hard or painful urine, swelling of your ankles or feet, being fatigued or short of breath,
  • Red blood cells are low (anemia)—pale skin, uncharacteristically tired and feeling lightheaded or exhausted, cold hands and feet.

Common adverse effects of sulindac could be:

  • Nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, loss of appetite;
  • Diarrhea, constipation, gas;
  • Headache, dizziness, nervousness;
  • Itching, rash, or
  • Your ears are ringing.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Related drugs

Cosentyx, Simponi, Olumiant, aspirin, prednisone, acetaminophen, and tramadol


Sulindac may increase the risk of a fatal cardiac attack or stroke. Sulindac should not be used just prior to or following coronary bypass surgery (coronary bypass graft for artery CABG, also known as). Sulindac can also trigger stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal.

Before taking this medication,.

Sulindac may increase your chances of suffering a fatal heart attack or stroke, even if you do not possess any risks. Don't take this medication immediately prior to or after coronary bypass surgeries (coronary bypass graft for the artery, or CABG). Sulindac can cause diarrhea or stomach ulcers, which could be fatal. These problems can develop in a matter of minutes when you are taking sulindac, particularly for older people. You shouldn't make use of sulindac if you're allergic to it or if you've ever suffered an asthma attack or a severe allergic reaction following the use of aspirin or an NSAID.

Inform your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Heart diseases, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking ;
  • A stroke, heart attack, or blood clot
  • Stomach ulcers, bleeding, or ulcers in the stomach;
  • Kidney condition: kidney stone;
  • The liver condition;
  • A pancreas disorder;
  • Asthma;
  • Fluid retention; or
  • If you take aspirin to avoid a heart attack or stroke,

If you're pregnant and you are taking sulindac, unless your physician tells you otherwise, Taking an NSAID in the final 20 weeks before the birth may result in serious kidney or heart issues for the unborn baby and may cause complications during the pregnancy.

It is not recommended to use this medicine while breastfeeding.

Sulindac is not authorized to be used by anyone younger than 18 years old.

How to take sulindac?

Follow the directions on your prescription label and go through all the medication instructions. Your doctor might alter your dosage. Make sure you take the dose that works for treating your illness. Sulindac can be taken with food. If you are using Sulindac for a long time, it is possible that you will require frequent medical tests. Maintain the bottle at room temperature and free of moisture and heat. Be sure that the bottle is securely sealed when not employed.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you are able, but avoid your missed dose if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Beware of drinking alcohol. This can increase your chance of bleeding from your stomach. Do not take aspirin or any similar NSAIDs unless your doctor advises you to.

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using any other medicines to treat swelling, fever, pain, or other symptoms of the cold or flu. They could contain ingredients that are similar to sulindac (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen).

Interaction with other drugs

Talk to your doctor prior to taking Sulindac if you are taking medication for depression. Taking certain antidepressants along with an NSAID can cause bleeding or bruises easily.

Inform your doctor about any other medications you take, particularly:

  • Cyclosporine;
  • Lithium;
  • Methotrexate;
  • A bleeding thinner (Warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven);
  • Heart or blood pressure medications such as diuretics or "water pills";
  • Oral diabetes medication; or
  • Steroid medicine (such as prednisone).

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can interact with sulindac as well, including medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal supplements. There are many possible interactions between drugs, which are listed here.




Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation

CSA Schedule*
Related Drugs
Related Stories