Etodolac serves as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Etodolac performs its function by reducing the number of hormones that are responsible for causing inflammation as well as pain in the body. It also treats the symptoms of inflammation and pain. Etodolac also treats the diseases that end up causing such symptoms. Etodolac treats inflammation or pain that is caused by osteoarthritis or arthritis. Etodolac can also be used in other conditions but under the prescription of the doctor.
Etodolac (Lodine) is a pain reliever medication. It is also used in reducing swelling, pain and joint stiffness from arthritis. Etodolac is categorized as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by decreasing chemical or substances that are known for causing inflammation and pain in the body. Some of the medical conditions that Etodolac treats include osteoarthritis, rheumatic arthritis and mild to moderate pain. While treating chronic diseases such as arthritis, it is important to ask your physician about the best combination to use to avoid worsening the conditions. Etodolac is supplied as tablets and capsules and should be administered orally as per the physician's prescription. Nausea, diarrhea and dizziness are some of the common side effects associated with Etodolac.