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Etodolac XR Tablets

General Information

Etodolac XR Tablet is indicated to relieve pain from various types of conditions. This medication will also lessen the pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis. This is used in different types of arthritis; osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

If you are using it to treat a chronic condition like arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments. Ask also about using other medications to treat your pain.


How do Etodolac XR Tablets work?

Etodolac XR Tablets works by blocking your body’s production of certain natural substances. In which it causes inflammation.

This medication typically starts to work within one week. In severe cases, it may take up to two weeks or even longer may pass before you begin to feel well. Also, several weeks may pass before you feel the full effects of this drug.

Why use Etodolac XR Tablets?

Etodolac XR Tablets is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Each tablet has Etodolac for oral administration. This is available in the strengths of 400 mg, 500 mg, and 600 mg. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication.


How to use Etodolac XR Tablets?

This drug is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It should be swallowed as a whole. Usually, it is taken 2 to 3 times a day. After taking it, do not lie down for at least 10 minutes. To prevent an upset stomach, you may take it with milk, food, or an antacid.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than the prescription. Take it at the same time every day to help you remember. If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s almost time for your next dose, never mind the skipped dose. Take the medication at a regular time.

What are the side-effects of Etodolac XR Tablets?

  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness or soreness of throat
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Nervousness
  • Pale skin
  • Runny nose
  • Rash or itching skin
  • Weight loss
  • Lower back pain or side pain


Warnings and Precautions

  • You should not use this drug if you are allergic to it. This is not prescribed if you have ever had an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking NSAID.
  • Do not breastfeed while using this drug.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any current medications/treatments.
  • Keep this away from the reach of children or pets.