Etodolac is used to relieve pain from various conditions. It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis.
Etodolac is a member of the pyranocarboxylic acid group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Each tablet and capsule contains Etodolac for oral administration. Using for treated osteoarthritis pain, swelling and arthritis.
Take Etodolac exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to etodolac or aspirin or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, poorly controlled diabetes, stomach, congestive heart failure, stroke, high blood pressure, swelling, dehydration, blood disorders, asthma.
Inform the doctor if you are pregnant.
When using Etodolac do not use any other over-the-counter cold, allergy, or pain medication without first asking your pharmacist. Many medicines available over-the-counter contain aspirin or other medicines similar to Etodolac. Do not drink alcohol while taking etodolac. Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding caused by Etodolac.
Possible side effects
First of all consult with your doctor if you have chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, problems with vision or balance; bloody stools; coughing up blood, swelling or rapid weight gain; nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice,fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness, headache, neck stiffness, chills, purple spots on the skin, diarrhea, dizziness.
Before using ththis drug, consult with your doctor concerning products such as citalopram, duloxetine, escitalopram, fluoxetine, Sarafem, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline, or venlafaxine. Taking any of these drugs with Etodolac may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
The possible symptoms: nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, drowsiness, bloody stools, coughing up blood, shallow breathing and fainting.
Seek emergency medthe doctor if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Store at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from moisture and light. Keep it out of the reach of children and away from pets.
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