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Etodolac
(Generic alternative to Lodine)

Formulation : Capsule

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What is Lodine /Etodolac used for?

Lodine is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is used to reduce inflammation, swelling, stiffness and joint pain that is associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

How should Lodine /Etodolac be stored?

Lodine capsules should be stored at room temperature in an area that is protected from moisture and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Lodine/Etodolac ?

Lodine should be taken exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. When taking Lodine, follow the directions that are listed on your prescription label. If you are unsure about how or when to take Lodine capsules, contact your healthcare provider for further instruction. Lodine capsules are generally swallowed whole and may take up to two weeks for osteoarthritical symptoms to improve.

When should Lodine /Etodolac not be taken?

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication, do not take Lodine. If in the past you have experienced an allergic reaction to aspirin or any other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, do not take Lodine.

What precautions should I follow when taking Lodine /Etodolac ?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs and if you are taking any prescription drugs, non prescription drugs, herbal supplements or dietary supplements. If you have: had a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot; heart disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension; a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding; liver or kidney disease, asthma; polyps in your nose; a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; or if you smoke, as you may need to adjust your treatment plan or re-evaluate whether Lodine is right for you. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking Lodine, because this medication may harm an unborn baby.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Lodine /Etodolac ?

While taking Lodine, avoid using any allergy, cold or pain medications without the advice of a doctor or pharmacist, as these types of medications have similar ingredients and may cause you to accidently take too much medication. Drinking alcohol while taking this medication is not recommended, as it can increase the risk of side effects like stomach bleeding. While taking Lodine, use sunscreens and protective clothing to protect your skin, as this medication will increase you skin's sensitivity to the sun.

When should Lodine /Etodolac not be taken?

Severe side effects include: chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance; black, bloody, or tarry stools; coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; swelling or rapid weight gain; urinating le

Common and less serious side effects include: upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation; bloating, gas; dizziness, headache, nervousness; skin itching or rash; sore throat, stuffy nose; blurred vision; or ringing in your ears.

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