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Drug information on Etomax ER (600 mg) (Etodolac) from IPCA Laboratories Ltd. (Intima)

Etomax ER (600 mg)

IPCA Laboratories Ltd. (Intima)
Generic : Etodolac
10 Tablets
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Drug Name : Etodolac

Etodolac(Lodine) generic Etomax ER (600 mg) 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.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Etomax ER (600 mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Etomax ER (600 mg)

  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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

How to use Etomax ER (600 mg)?

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.

When is Etomax ER (600 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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

Warnings and Precautions for Etomax ER (600 mg)

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.

Other Precautions for Etomax ER (600 mg)

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

Storage Conditions for Etomax ER (600 mg)

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

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