Etodolac

Description

Etodolac is used to relieve pain and inflammation in conditions like osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Do not take this medicine if you have any bleeding disorder or if you have a known allergy to this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Etodolac

  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Blurred vision
  • Fever or chills
  • Weakness
  • Skin rash
  • Excessive gas in stomach
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Sneezing

Uses of Etodolac

What is it prescribed for?

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Mild to Moderate pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 to 4 hours.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 12 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving this medicine due to an increase in the risk of stomach bleeding. Report any symptoms of stomach bleeding such as coughing up blood or blood in the stools to the doctor immediately.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to etodolac or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with asthma caused by aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Gastrointestinal disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding disorders or active peptic ulcers.

Heart surgery

This medicine is not recommended for use in relieving pain after a heart surgery.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Skin rash

Etodolac may cause serious skin allergies without any warnings. These events may be fatal in rare cases. Signs and symptoms like rashes, hives, fever, or other allergic symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately. The treatment should be discontinued if these symptoms appear.

Elderly population

Etodolac should be used with caution in elderly population due to an increase in the risk of undesired side effects. Close monitoring of kidney function and symptoms of bleeding is necessary while receiving this medicine.

Missed Dose

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember it. If it is almost the time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed one. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving this medicine due to an increase in the risk of stomach bleeding. Report any symptoms of stomach bleeding such as coughing up blood or blood in the stools to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Medicine

Ramipril

Warfarin

Ketorolac

Prednisolone

Disease interactions

Heart Disease

Etodolac should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases due to the increase in the risk of fluid accumulation in the body. Inform the doctor if you have any heart diseases before receiving this medicine. The dose of the medicine may be reduced or an alternate treatment option may be considered based on the clinical condition.

Impaired kidney function

Etodolac should be used with caution due to an increase in the risk of kidney injury. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. The dose of the medicine may be reduced or an alternate treatment option may be considered based on the clinical condition.

Impaired liver function

Etodolac should be used with caution due to an increase in the risk of liver injury. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. The dose of the medicine may be reduced or an alternate treatment option may be considered based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Etodolac as instructed by the doctor. Do not consume larger amounts than prescribed. Drink an adequate amount of water to minimize the risk of stomach upset. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Any symptoms such as black or tarry stools, abdominal pain, coughing up blood, etc. should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Etodolac works by preventing the formation of chemical substances in the body which cause pain and swelling.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/27532

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https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a692015.html

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=107ea9d7-80a9-41a4-b61e-168370127319

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Information on this page was last updated on 9 Feb 2018

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