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Uses of Etodolac
- Etodolac is used to relieve pain and stiffness due to osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis or joint condition.
- Etodolac is used to relieve swelling and pain in the joints due to rheumatoid arthritis, a condition where the body's immune system attacks the lining of the joints and other body parts.
Mild to moderate pain
- Etodolac is effective in treating mild to moderate pain caused by dental surgery, physical trauma, exercise, heavy physical activity, or injury.
How it works
Etodolac belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that work by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX). This reduces the production of prostaglandins, which are chemicals that promote inflammation, swelling, and pain in the body. Therefore, Etodolac helps relieve pain and inflammation.
Take Etodolac with or after food as instructed by your doctor. Do not take more than the prescribed dose or for a longer duration than advised. It is essential to take this medicine at the same time every day for maximum benefits. Do not stop taking Etodolac abruptly without consulting your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Etodolac, take it as soon as possible. However, if it's almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed one.
If you suspect an overdose with Etodolac, seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, drowsiness, or black stools.
- Stomach pain
- Blurred vision
- Dizziness and drowsiness
- Skin rash
- Excessive gas in stomach
- Ringing or buzzing in the ears
- Nausea and vomiting
When not to use?
- Allergy. Avoid taking Etodolac if you are previously allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of serious allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
- Asthma. Patients with asthma may experience allergic reactions while taking Etodolac. Hence it is not recommended for use in patients with asthma, especially those who had experienced allergic reactions with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines.
- Gastrointestinal disorders. Etodolac may cause stomach and intestinal bleeding and ulcers. Therefore it is not recommended for use in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation disorders since it may worsen the condition.
- Heart surgery. Do not use Etodolac for relieving pain after heart surgery.
Interaction with alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while treatment with Etodolac due to the risk of stomach bleeding.
Interaction with medicine
- Long-term use of Etodolac may increase the risk of a heart attack in patients with pre-existing heart conditions or heart failure. It is not used for treating pain after coronary bypass surgery.
Impaired kidney function
- Prolonged use of high doses of Etodolac may cause kidney problems, such as painful urination and protein or blood in the urine. Hence this medicine should be used cautiously in kidney impaired patients. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine.
Impaired liver function
- Patients with liver diseases should ask their pharmacist/doctor how Etodolac may affect their liver. Etodolac conversion to its active form may be reduced in patients with impaired liver function, which may lead to liver failure. A dosage reduction may be required in some patients.
- Skin rash. Etodolac may cause serious skin allergies without any warnings. These events may be fatal in rare cases. Signs and symptoms like rashes, hives, fever, or other allergic symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately. The treatment should be discontinued if these symptoms appear.
- Elderly population. Etodolac should be used with caution in the elderly population due to an increase in the risk of undesired side effects. Close monitoring of kidney function and symptoms of bleeding is necessary while receiving this medicine.
- Bleeding disorders. Etodolac may prolong the blood clotting time and therefore increase the risk of bleeding. Use it cautiously in patients with bleeding or clotting defects such as hemophilia, vitamin K deficiency, and hypoprothrombinemia.
- Hypertension. Etodolac should be used with caution in patients with hypertension due to the increased risk of worsening of the condition. Monitor blood pressure levels while receiving this medicine.
- Hyperkalemia. Etodolac may increase potassium levels in the blood. Potassium levels should be checked in patients receiving this medicine.
- Driving or operating machinery. Etodolac may cause sleepiness, blurred vision, or dizziness in some patients. Hence it is advised not to drive vehicles and operate heavy machinery after taking this medicine.
- Pregnancy. Etodolac is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the risk of serious heart or kidney problems in the unborn baby. If required, it should only be used upon your doctor's recommendation.
- Breastfeeding. Etodolac is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. An alternate medicine may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. If required, it should only be used upon your doctor's recommendation.