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Etodolac (Etodolac) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Etodolac reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Etodolac has an overall score of 9. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Etodolac review by 51 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Osteo-arthritis
Dosage & duration:   400mg taken twice a day for the period of 3 yrs.
Other conditions:   Asthma, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Vitiligo, Hypertension, Anxiety
Other drugs taken:   Lisinopril, Lexapro, Levothroid, Asmanex, Albuterol
Reported Results
Benefits:   It is moderately effective in reducing the pain, and very effective in reducing the inflammation, swelling and heat in the joints. I had not realized just how effective it is, until I ran out recently, and was without it for a few days. I guess I had forgotten how debilitating OA can be. Without it, I walk with a cane- with it, I don't need a cane, and can even walk for a mile or so for exercize, without 'paying for it' the next day.
Side effects:   At first it made me pretty drowsy. After about three weeks, my body adjusted to it, and the drowsiness went away. I have to be sure to take Etodolac after eating a meal, or it causes rather pronounced nausea. I've found that it has to be an actual meal, too. Just a nibble of something isn't enough to prevent the upset stomach.
Comments:   I am severely allergic to Aspirin and Naproxyn, so cannot take these for the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis. I developed OA in both knees after injuring the cartilage and the arthroscopic surgery to try to repair the damage. My left knee still has a little cartilage, but the right knee has bone on bone. I had been taking Vioxx, which worked very well, but then it was pulled off the market. Mobic did not work very well, so we went on to Etodolac. Once a year, I have to go in and get bloodwork done, to make sure I have not developed any liver damage.

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