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Generic: etodolac
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It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain
               



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What is this medicine?

ETODOLAC (ee toe DOE lak) is a non- steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • asthma
  • coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery within the past 2 weeks
  • drink more than 3 alcohol containing drinks a day
  • heart disease or circulation problems like heart failure or leg edema (fluid retention)
  • high blood pressure
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • stomach bleeding or ulcers
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to etodolac, aspirin, other NSAIDs, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • cidofovir
  • ketorolac
  • methotrexate
  • pemetrexed

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • aspirin and aspirin- like drugs
  • cyclosporine
  • digoxin
  • diuretics
  • lithium
  • medicines for high blood pressure
  • medicines that affect platelets
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
  • NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone

               
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