NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG (NSAID)
Lodine is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Lodine may also be referred to by its drug name, etodolac.
Lodine belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Lodine is believed to work by reducing pain and inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
How do I take it?
Lodine is taken orally as prescribed by a doctor. It is recommended to use the lowest possible dose to relieve symptoms while minimizing the risk of side effects.
Lodine comes in the form of an oral tablet.
The FDA-approved label for Lodine lists common side effects including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, gas, dizziness, weakness, flu like symptoms, itching, rash, and headache.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Lodine include stroke, heart attack, severe gastrointestinal problems, kidney problems, liver problems, low blood count, skin reactions, and allergic reactions.
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