A salicylate - It is used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or mild to moderate pain
What is this medicine?DIFLUNISAL (dye FLOO ni sal) is used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or mild to moderate pain.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?Take this medicine by mouth with food and with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not chew or crush the tablets. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Long- term, continuous use may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Elderly patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.