S-Etodolac

Description

S-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 S-Etodolac

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

Uses of S-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 within 2 to 4 hours of administration of the dose.
  • 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 gastrointestinal bleeding. Report any symptoms 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 absolutely 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. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to S-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 due to the increased risk of recurrent symptoms.

Gastrointestinal disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding disorders or active peptic ulcers since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely 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. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Skin rash

S-Etodolac may cause serious skin allergies without any warnings. These events may be fatal in rare cases. Signs and symptoms such as rashes, hives, fever, or other allergic symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Elderly population

S-Etodolac should be used with caution in the elderly population due to an increase in the risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function and symptoms of bleeding is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember it. If it is almost 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 gastrointestinal bleeding. Report any symptoms such as coughing up blood or blood in the stools to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Medicine

Warfarin

Ketorolac

Prednisolone

ACE inhibitors

Disease interactions

Heart Disease

S-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

S-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

S-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 S-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. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
S-Etodolac works by preventing the formation of certain chemical substances in the body which are responsible for cause pain and swelling.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 30 Oct 2017

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