Product name:Sulindac(MK-231, Clinoril, Arthrocine, Sulindac sulfoxide)
Description: Sulindac is used for relieving weak to moderate pain in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Sulindac (Clinoril) is chemically related to indomethacin and is generally used for the same indications. It is a prodrug that is metabolized to an active sulfide metabolite and an inactive metabolite. The most frequently reported side effects are GI pain, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. The incidence of these effects is lower than for indomethacin, presumably because sulindac is a prodrug and thus the active metabolite is not highly concentrated at the gastric mucosa. As with indomethacin, a rather high incidence of CNS side effects (dizziness, headache) also occurs.