Etodolac acts as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It thus rduces hormone levels that may lead to inflammation and pain. The drug can treat mild and even moderate pain caused by conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
The drug should be taken precisely as it has been prescribed. Meant for oral consumption, Etodolac should be taken whole. Do not chew or crush it as it may reduce its effect on the body. The drug will take about 2 weeks to start functioning effectively. It is best that you do not stop the medication mid-course as the pain may reoccur. Complete the entire treatment course for the best results.
When it comes to storage, ensure the drug is kept in a clean and dry place at about room temperature. The bottle cap should be firmly closed when you are not using the medicine.
Some side effects of Etodolac that are reported very often include nausea, diarrhea, pain in the abdomen, malaise, flatulence and dyspepsia. Get in touch with your medical adviser and seek treatment if you experience certain major side effects like belching, seizures, confusion, constipation, irritability, wheezing, stupor, sudden weight gain and problems with breathing.
This medicine is prescribed for the following conditions:
This medicine causes side effects such as:
Is It safe with alcohol?Etodenz-xt tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking Etodolac with alcohol may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Etodenz-xt tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Patients experiencing undesirable effects like dizziness, drowsiness should not drive or use machines.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with underlying kidney disease. Please Consult your doctor.
Does this affect liver function?Use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Etodolac as ingredient
This medication falls under the category of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which can be used for pain relief, swelling, inflammation and stiffness caused by arthritis or injury. It works decreasing prostaglandins in the body which are responsible for pain, fever and tenderness.
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