Tolectin (Tolmetin sodium) for Rheumatoid Arthritis | myRAteam

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Tolectin is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to relieve signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in adults and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children over 2 years old. Tolectin may be also referred to by its drug name, tolmetin sodium.

Tolectin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Tolectin is believed to work by reducing pain and inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Tolectin is taken orally three times a day. It is recommended to use the smallest dose necessary to alleviate symptoms.

Tolectin comes in the form of an oral tablet or capsule.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Tolectin lists common side effects including upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, gas, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, skin irritation, blurred vision, and ringing in the ears.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Tolectin include stroke, heart attack, hypertension, gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers, kidney damage, allergic reactions, and severe skin reactions.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Tolectin — RxList

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