( etodolac )
200 mg capsule, light gray with
one red band or dark gray with two narrow red bands
300 mg capsule, light gray with
two narrow red bands
400 mg gold, oval-shaped tablet
To reduce inflammation and reduce pain.
For anti-inflammation action and pain relief
For osteoarthritis, initially 800
to 1,200 mg per day in several doses.
Do not exceed 1,200 mg per day.
Lodine is not currently recommended for rheumatoid arthritis.
This drug is generally well
tolerated although as with all of the nonsteroidal agents, it can result in
bleeding from the stomach and other gastrointestinal problems. Some studies
have suggested that there are fewer ulcers with this drug than with some
Lodine is one of the newer
nonsteroidal drugs. More studies are needed to determine its usefulness when
compared with other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. it has been found
less useful in rheumatoid arthritis than other drugs of this class. It may
have some advantages with regard to gastrointestinal toxicity, but this is
not firmly established.