Tolmetin generic name tolmetin belongs to a family of drugs known as NSAIDs and it is thought that they work by blocking certain substances in the body that are linked to inflammation. They treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation but do not treat the disease that causes those symptoms.
The drug is used for treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or juvenile arthritis and may also be used for other reasons.
It is suggested moderate drinking only while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using Tolmetin advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have recently had or will have bypass surgery, have a history of kidney or liver disease, diabetes, stomach or bowel problems, history of swelling or fluid build up, asthma, nasal polyps, mouth inflammation, high blood pressure, blood disorders, bleeding or clotting problems, heart problems, blood vessel disease, are in poor health, have dehydration or low fluid volume, low blood sodium levels, if you drink alcohol or have a history of alcohol abuse.
Less serious side effects are constipation, diarrhea, dizzy, gas, headache, heartburn, nausea, stomach upset or weakness.If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, black bloody stools, changes in urination, chest pain, confusion, dark urine, depression, fainting, fast irregular heartbeat, fever, chills, sore throat, loss of appetite, mental or mood changes, numb arm or leg, one side weakness, pale stools, red swollen blistered peeling skin, ringing in ears, seizures, severe headache or dizziness, severe persistent stomach pain or nausea, severe vomiting, short of breath, weight gain, swelling of hands, legs or feet, bruising or bleeding, joint or muscle pain, tired or weak, vision or speech problems, granular vomit or jaundice. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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