Healthcare providers prescribe etodolac (Lodine®) for several conditions related to pain, inflammation, swelling, or stiffness.
Specific uses include:
- Pain relief, such as for pain following a medical procedure, from muscle strain, or caused by inflammation in a tendon (tendonitis) or bursa (bursitis)
- Relief of osteoarthritis symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling
- Relief of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
This medication comes in the form of a tablet or a capsule. The exact dosage your healthcare provider recommends will depend on the condition being treated, whether you are taking other medications, and other factors.
If your healthcare provider has prescribed this drug for your symptoms, you may be wondering how it works. Etodolac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). These drugs work by inhibiting the action of prostaglandins, certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
(For more details on this medication and its uses, effects, and dosing guidelines, click Etodolac.)