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What is Tolectin?

Tolectin is no longer available in the United States.

Tolectin is the brand name of the drug tolmetin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Tolectin is used as a treatment for arthritis and reduces pain, inflammation and rigidity. Tolectin works by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that are responsible for pain, fever and inflammation. Tolectin blocks the enzyme cyclooxygenase, resulting in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a consequence, the symptoms Tolectin can reduce include pain, inflammation, stiffness and swelling.

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