Many conditions related to pain, inflammation, fever, or stiffness can be treated with Clinoril. Uses may include the treatment of pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis; pain related to bone, muscle, or tendon injury or inflammation; and fever. On occasion, Clinoril may also be used to treat migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, or fibromyalgia. There are no Clinoril uses for children.
Clinoril® (sulindac) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness.
Specific Clinoril uses include the following:
- Pain relief, such as for pain following a medical procedure, from muscle strain, or from inflammation in a tendon (tendonitis) or bursa (bursitis). Clinoril can also be used to treat general pain, such as knee pain, lower back pain, or neck pain.
- Treatment of arthritis symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling. Clinoril can be used to treat several different types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and gout. Clinoril does not cure these types of arthritis, however, nor does it change their progression.
Clinoril and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are thought to work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins. By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, Clinoril is effective in:
- Reducing pain related to bone, muscle, or tendon injury or inflammation
- Reducing fever
- Alleviating pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other conditions.