What is Etodolac?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Lodine Lodine XL етолфорте

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Etodolac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used to control other types of pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 71 23
Arthritis pain 55 15
Fibromyalgia 38 14
Muscle pain 12 4
Inflammation 9 3
Joint pain 6 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 7
Mild 10
None 33

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Etodolac

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 4
Nausea 3
Abdominal pain 1
Blurry vision 1
Constipation 1
Dehydration 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Etodolac

Dosage Patients
300 mg twice daily 2
600 mg daily 2
400 mg twice daily 2
200 mg daily 1
400 mg daily 1
500 mg daily 1
800 mg daily 1
500 mg twice daily 1
1,200 mg daily 1
400 mg three times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Etodolac

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 21
Side effects too severe 12
Doctor's advice 10
Other 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 2
Expense 2
See all 47 patients who've stopped taking Etodolac

Duration

Currently taking Etodolac

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Etodolac

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 12
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 32
Usually 12
Sometimes 9
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 46
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 30
Not specified 23

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Etodolac after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 3
Meloxicam (Mobic) 2
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 1
Nabumetone (Relafen) 1
Naproxen OTC (Aleve) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Etodolac and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 4
Tramadol (Ultram) 2
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

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4 patient evaluations for Etodolac

Jun 12, 2013 (Started Mar 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 19, 2012 (Started Jan 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 21, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for sciatic neuralgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for herniated disc)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: While etodolac did not provide any pain relief from my sciatica, I would like to note that as far as I know it has less side effects on the stomach than most other NSAIDS. Therefore, if you want to try taking an NSAID for sciatica, or for other purpose, I would surely give etodolac a priority over other NSAIDS.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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