Etodolac Tablets, USP are available as follows:
400 mg — Each light gray, football shaped, film-coated tablet imprinted with and 599 on one side and plain on the other side contains 400 mg of etodolac, USP. Tablets are supplied in bottles of 100 (NDC 0228-2599-11) and 500 (NDC 0228-2599-50).
500 mg — Each white, football shaped, film-coated tablet imprinted with and 632 on one side and plain on the other side contains 500 mg of etodolac, USP. Tablets are supplied in bottles of 100 with a child-resistant closure (NDC 0228-2632-11).
Store at controlled room temperature 20°-25°C (68°-776°F), protect from moisture.
Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP.
Manufactured by: Actavis Elizabeth LLC
200 Elmora Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07207 USA
Revised — March 2006
MEDICATION GUIDE FOR NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS (NSAIDS)
(See the end of this Medication Guide for a list of prescription NSAID medicines.)
What is the most important information I should know about medicines called Non- Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)?
NSAID medicines may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This chance increases:
NSAID medicines should never be used right before or after a heart surgery called a
“coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).”
NSAID medicines can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment. Ulcers and bleeding:
The chance of a person getting an ulcer or bleeding increases with:
NSAID medicines should only be used:
What are Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)?
NSAID medicines are used to treat pain and redness, swelling, and heat (inflammation) from medical conditions such as:
Who should not take a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)?
Do not take an NSAID medicine:
if you had an asthma attack, hives, or other allergic reaction with aspirin or any other NSAID medicine
for pain right before or after heart bypass surgery
Tell your healthcare provider:
about all your medical conditions.
about all of the medicines you take. NSAIDs and some other medicines can interact with each other and cause serious side effects. Keep a list of your medicines to show to your healthcare provider and pharmacist.
if you are pregnant. NSAID medicines should not be used by pregnant women late in their pregnancy.
if you are breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor.
What are the possible side effects of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)?
| Serious side effects include: heart attackstrokehigh blood pressureheart failure from body swelling (fluid retention)kidney problems including kidney failurebleeding and ulcers in the stomach and intestinelow red blood cells (anemia)life-threatening skin reactionslife-threatening allergic reactionsliver problems including liver failureasthma attacks in people who have asthma|| Other side effects include: stomach painconstipationdiarrheagasheartburnnauseavomitingdizziness|
Get emergency help right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
|shortness of breath or trouble breathingchest painweakness in one part or side of your body||slurred speechswelling of the face or throat|
Stop your NSAID medicine and call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
|nauseamore tired or weaker than usualitchingyour skin or eyes look yellowstomach painflu-like symptomsvomit blood||there is blood in your bowel movement or it is black and sticky like tarunusual weight gainskin rash or blisters with feverswelling of the arms and legs, hands and feet|
These are not all the side effects with NSAID medicines. Talk to your healthcare provider or
pharmacist for more information about NSAID medicines.
Other information about Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Aspirin is an NSAID medicine but it does not increase the chance of a heart attack. Aspirin can cause bleeding in the brain, stomach, and intestines. Aspirin can also cause ulcers in the stomach and intestines.
Some of these NSAID medicines are sold in lower doses without a prescription (over-the-counter). Talk to your healthcare provider before using over-the-counter NSAIDs for more than 10 days.
NSAID medicines that need a prescription
| Generic Name || Tradename |
|Diclofenac||Cataflam, Voltaren, Arthrotec (combined with misoprostol)|
|Etodolac||Lodine, Lodine XL|
|Fenoprofen||Nalfon, Nalfon 200|
|Ibuprofen||Motrin, Tab-Profen, Vicoprofen (combined with hydrocodone), Combunox (combined with oxycodone)|
|Indomethacin||Indocin, Indocin SR, Indo-Lemmon, Indomethagan|
| Generic Name || Tradename |
|Naproxen||Naprosyn, Anaprox, Anaprox DS, EC-Naproxyn, Naprelan, Naprapac (copackaged with lansoprazole)|
|Tolmetin||Tolectin, Tolectin DS, Tolectin 600|
| This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. |