Tolectin relieves pain associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Tolectin Overview


Tolectin is a prescription medication used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children. Tolectin belongs to a group of drugs called NSAIDs. These work by stopping the body's production of a substance that causes pain, fever, and inflammation.

This medication comes in tablet form and is typically taken 3 or 4 times a day.

Common side effects of Tolectin include nausea, upset stomach, and stomach pain.

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Uses of Tolectin

Tolectin is a prescription medication used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.


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Tolectin Drug Class

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Side Effects of Tolectin

Serious side effects have been reported with Tolectin. See the “Drug Precautions” section.
Common side effects of Tolectin include the following:

  • nausea
  • upset stomach
  • stomach pain
  • diarrhea
  • flatulence
  • vomiting
  • constipation

This is not a complete list of Tolectin side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Tolectin FDA Warning

Cardiovascular Risk

  • NSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk.
  • Tolmetin sodium is contraindicated for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

Gastrointestinal Risk

  • NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at anytime during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients are at greater risk for serious gastrointestinal events