Last updated: October 22, 2014
Trade Names: Clinoril
Drug Class: NSAID
Preparations: 150- and 200-mg tablets
Dose: 150–200 mg twice daily
Comments: Claims by some that sulindac is less nephrotoxic than other NSAIDs are based on limited and controversial evidence from short-term studies.
Clinical Pharmacology: Well absorbed after oral administration, sulindac is a prodrug. After ingestion, there is hepatic metabolism to an active sulfide metabolite, which later undergoes renal elimination. Half-life of parent drug is 7 hours and half-life of metabolite is 18 hours.
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