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For the pain and swelling of arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, or gout, your doctor may recommend a prescription for Clinoril, an effective non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID). At lower maintenance doses, Clinoril can help those with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis to keep you more active without the pain and inflammation these disorders can cause and less side effects.
Whether it is due to genetics, an injury, your age, or a faulty immune system, Clinoril can reduce your inflammation and relieve joint pain so you are able to stay mobile and perform your daily tasks. Higher doses of this NSAID can get you through short-term treatment of sprains and strains and make your recovery bearable.
When taken as directed, Clinoril works to suppress your immune system as it blocks the action of 2 enzymes, called cyclooxygenase or COX-1 and COX-2. These enzymes are in charge of converting an essential fatty acid into prostaglandins which play a role in causing inflammation as an immune response to a threat or injury.
Although inflammation is meant for healing, it also causes more inflammation and can create intense pain and swelling. So by suppressing the action of COX-1 and COX-2 with Clinoril or generic Sulindac, inflammation can be reduced. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Have you ever been curious about how pain works? Your brain is actually the cause of pain when you break a bone, sprain a muscle or tendon, or bang your head on a cupboard. When you are injured, the injured area is not the source of pain because your brain has to “tell” you that you should feel pain. Your body has detectors across most of your body tissues that sense something has happened and then alerts your brain. This alert is evaluated and the proper pain signal is transmitted to the point of injury so you know there is something wrong.
Ask your doctor if Clinoril is safe to take if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Explain other medical conditions and allergies to your doctor and provide a list of any OTC or Rx drugs you currently take or use, including complementary and alternative medicine, so your doctor can determine if Clinoril is the right medication for you.
As with most NSAIDs, long-term usage is not recommended as this could result in stomach problems, including ulcers, because 1 of the 2 COX enzymes is also in charge of maintaining the lining of your stomach. Due to the suppression Clinoril causes, this may result in your stomach lining not being able to guard against stomach acid as it should and an ulcer can form. Taking a lower dose of Clinoril could help as a maintenance drug to keep inflammation down while still protecting your stomach lining.