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Diflunisal (Dolobid)

Available by prescription only, diflunisal (Dolobid®) is commonly used to treat conditions related to pain, inflammation, and stiffness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has specifically approved diflunisal for the following uses:
 
  • Pain relief following a procedure, as well as the relief of pain caused by straining a muscle or inflammation in a tendon (tendonitis) or bursa (bursitis). It can also be used to treat general pain, such as knee pain, back pain, or foot pain.
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  • Relief of osteoarthritis symptoms.
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  • Relief of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
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Diflunisal belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs for short. It comes in tablet form and is typically taken twice a day (your healthcare provider can recommend a dosage tailored to your individual situation). Regardless of your dose, it's important to take the lowest effective amount for the shortest amount of time possible. Doing this will decrease your risk of serious side effects.
 
(To learn more about this medication, including how it works, side effects, and what to discuss with your healthcare provider before taking it, click Diflunisal.)
 

Diflunisal (Dolobid)

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