etodolac, Lodine (Discontinued)

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GENERIC NAME: etodolac

BRAND NAME: Lodine (Discontinued)

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Etodolac belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, etc.), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen) and numerous others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. They work by reducing the levels of prostaglandins which are chemicals that are responsible for pain and the fever and tenderness that often occur with inflammation. Etodolac blocks the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced. The FDA approved etodolac in January 1991.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS:

  • Capsules: 200 and 300 mg;
  • Tablets: 400 and 500 mg;
  • Extended Release: 400, 500 and 600 mg.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/27/2013



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