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General Information on Etodolac

Generic Name : Etodolac

Pronunciation : e-TOE-doe-lak

Latest prescription information about Etodolac. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Why is Etodolac Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent(NSAIA), prescribed for inflammation of joints (rheumatoid arthritis), degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis), or mild to moderate pain. It prevents the production of certain chemicals that cause pain and inflammation in the body. 

When should Etodolac not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Peptic ulcer, hypersensitivity to this drug/NSAIDs, perioperative pain in patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass graft.

What is the dosage of Etodolac?

Osteoarthritis; Rheumatoid arthritis- 600-1,000 mg/day. Acute pain 200-400 mg 6-8 hourly. Max: 1 g/day.

How should Etodolac be taken?

This medication is available in the form of tablet, and capsules to take by mouth with food. Take tablets and capsules two or three times per day, extended-release tablet once in a day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Etodolac?

It is an NSAID. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has an NSAID in it too.

Caution needed for patients with history of heart diseases, dehydration, impaired kidney, liver function, asthma, nasal polyps, gastrointestinal disease, elderly, patients receiving anticoagulant, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and in children.

Serious stomach ulcers or bleeding can occur. Avoid in high doses or for a long time, smoking, or drinking alcohol they may increase the risk of these side effects.

What are the side effects of Etodolac?

  Gastrointestinal: Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, stomach upset, severe vomiting, ulcers and bleeding, heart burn.
  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, seizures, severe headache, unusual tiredness or weakness.
  Skin: Rash, itching, hives, blistered, peeling skin, unusual bruising or bleeding.
  Eye and ENT: Stuffy nose, blurred vision, vision or speech changes, ringing in the ears.
  Respiratory: Difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath.
  Hypersensitivity: Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, hands, leg.
  Heart: Tightness in the chest.
  Miscellaneous: Sudden or unexplained weight gain, unusual joint or muscle pain.

What are the other precautions for Etodolac?

Taking this medication with food will not reduce the risk of these effects.

What are the storage conditions for Etodolac?

Store at 68 to 77F. Store it in airtight container.

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