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Tolectin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Tolectin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to relieve the inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis). It is used for both acute episodes and long-term treatment. It is also used to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Tolectin Dosage

  • For the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osteoarthritis, the usual starting dosage is usually 1,200 milligrams a day divided into 3 doses of 400 milligrams each.
  • For children, the usual starting dose for children 2 years and older is usually a total of 20 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day, divided into 3 or 4 smaller doses.

Uses of Tolectin

  • It is also used to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Tolectin

Before taken Tolectin medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Tolectin. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Change in weight
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Stomach and intestinal upset

Warnings and precautions before taking Tolectin:

  • If you are taking Tolectin, then it may cause kidney problems, especially if you are elderly, suffer from heart failure or liver disease, or take diuretics. So you should be used this medication with extra caution.
  • You should not take aspirin or any other anti-inflammatory medications while you are taking Tolectin unless your doctor tells you to do so.
  • Tolectin can cause visual disturbances. If you experience a change in your vision, then you should inform your doctor.
  • This drug can also affect the liver. If you develop symptoms such as yellow skin and eyes, then you should notify your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Tolectin with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tolectin with the following:

  • Aspirin
  • Blood thinners such as Coumadin
  • Carteolol
  • Diuretics such as Lasix
  • Glyburide
  • Lithium
  • Methotrexate

Although no specific information is available. But after taken Tolectin if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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