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It is a potent anti-inflammatory & promptly acting antipyretic but it relieves only inflammatory or tissue injury related pain.


Rheumatoid arthritis not controlled by aspirin, ankylosing spondylitis, destructive arthropathias and psoriatic arthiritis, acute gout. Bartte’s syndrome.


Adults: 25-50 mg 2-4 times daily. Neonates: 0.2 mg/kg/dose for 3 doses 12 hourly.


Machinery operators, drivers, psychiatric patients, epileptics, kidney disease. Hypersensitivity.

Special Precautions

Active peptic ulcer, Renal or hepatic dysfunction. Paediatrics: Usually not prescribed for children under 14 except for patent ductus arteriosus in neonates. Pregnancy: Not prescribed. Lactation: Unsafe. Elderly: Reduced dose is necessary.

Side Effects

Gastric irritation, nausea, anorexia, gastric bleeding, diarrhoea, frontal headache, dizziness, mental confusion, hallucination, depression, psychosis, can induce asthma.

Drug Interactions

With salicylates, lithium, anticoagulants, corticosteroids, diuretics, b-blockers, probenecid.

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