19 Aug 2019
Generic Name : ETODOLAC
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.
- 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 –
- Sore throat
- Mild itching or rashes
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 –
Etodolac has major interactions with 65 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Etodolac has moderate interactions with 212 different drugs.
- 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.
- 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.