Other important side effects of NSAIDs include:
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
- Capsules: 200 and 300 mg;
- Tablets: 400 and 500 mg;
- Extended Release: 400, 500 and 600 mg.
STORAGE: Capsules and tablets of etodolac should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).
DOSING: The recommended doses for general pain relief when using immediate release capsules or tablets are 200-400 mg every 6-8 hours.
Arthritis is managed with 600-1000 mg given in 2 or 3 divided doses daily.
The maximum recommended dose is 1000 mg daily. Total daily doses exceeding 1000 mg have not been adequately evaluated; however, some patients may benefit from a total daily dose of 1200 mg.
The recommended dose when using extended relief tablets is 400-1000 mg once daily. Doses above 1200 mg have not been evaluated.
Etodolac should be taken with food and 8-12 oz of water to avoid stomach related side effects.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Etodolac is associated with several suspected or probable interactions that affect the action of other drugs. The following examples are the most commonly suspected interactions.
Etodolac may reduce the blood pressure lowering effects of blood pressure medications. This may occur because prostaglandins play a role in the regulation (lowering) of blood pressure.
When etodolac is used in combination with methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall) or aminoglycosides (for example, gentamicin), the blood levels of the methotrexate or aminoglycoside may increase, presumably because their elimination from the body is reduced. This may lead to more methotrexate or aminoglycoside-related side effects. Etodolac increases side effects of cyclosporine.
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