ETODOLAC

19 Aug 2019

Generic Name : ETODOLAC

ABSTRACT –

Etodolac is a medication drug that is used to treat pain or inflammations that pertain to osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Being a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID), Etodolac works by reducing the hormones and substances within the body that are responsible for pain and inflammations.

DOSAGE –

  • Etodolac is to be taken as directed by the doctors. Consume this drug only as prescribed to avoid overdose or other harmful effects.
  • The drug may take upto 2 weeks for symptoms to improve.
  • The extended-release tablet must be swallowed whole without chewing or breaking.
  • General dose is 300mg, taken twice or thrice a day. (Dependent on condition.)
  • General Adult Dosage available:
  • Oral – 200mg, 300mg, 400mg, 600mg

SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Sore throat
  • Cold
  • Mild itching or rashes
  • Headaches

RARE SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Symptoms of a heart attack/stroke
  • Blurry vision
  • Severe rash
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Stomach bleeding
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Severe anemic conditions
  • Severe skin reactions

DRUG INTERACTIONS –

  • Adefovir
  • Anisindione
  • Apixaban
  • Ardeparin
  • Betrixaban
  • Cidofovir
  • Dalteparin
  • Dasatinib
  • Deferasirox
  • Desirudin
  • Dicumarol
  • Edoxaban
  • Everolimus
  • Ibrutinib
  • Iopamidol
  • Ketorolac
  • Lomitapide
  • Leflunomide
  • Methotrexate
  • Omacetaxine
  • Prasugrel
  • Sirolimus
  • Tacrolimus
  • Warfarin
  • Tinzaparin

Etodolac has major interactions with 65 different drugs.

MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –

  • Acebutolol
  • Aliskiren
  • Alteplase
  • Amikacin
  • Amiloride
  • Amlodipine
  • Argatroban
  • Aspirin
  • Betaxolol
  • Bisoprolol
  • Bumetanide
  • Candesartan
  • Carteolol
  • Cilostazol
  • Clomipramine
  • Clopidogrel
  • Entecavir
  • Furosemide
  • Moexipril

Etodolac has moderate interactions with 212 different drugs.

PRECAUTIONS –

  • Provide the doctor with a detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of illnesses or conditions such as heart conditions, stroke, ulcers, internal bleeding, asthmatic conditions, liver/kidney disease, or fluid retention.
  • Do not consume this drug in case of an allergy to any kind of NSAID.
  • Do not use this drug while pregnant. This drug may harm the fetus in the last three months of pregnancy.
  • Do not nurse while on drug course, as Etodolac may transfer through breast milk and harm the newborn.
  • Wear protective clothing and sunscreen while on course, as this drug makes skin more sensitive to sunlight.
  • Do not use this drug immediately before or after a heart bypass surgery of any kind.
  • Inform the doctor of all the drugs being consumed so as to avoid severe drug interactions. Do not consume any cold/allergy medications without asking the doctor, while using Etodolac.
  • Avoid taking alcohol or other NSAIDs while on drug course.

WARNINGS –

  • Keep out of reach of children. While the regular tablet is not approved for individuals under the age of 18, the extended-release tablet is not to be used by children under the age of 6.
  • This drug can alter certain medical test results. Notify the examiner of drug intake prior to the test itself.
  • This drug can increase the patient’s risk for a heart attack or stroke, and can also cause intestinal bleeding. Contact a doctor immediately in case any rare side effect occurs.
  • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

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