Discussing Etodolac With Your Doctor

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using NSAIDs other than aspirin, including etodolac, may be at higher risk for heart attack or stroke than those who do not take NSAIDs. This risk may be higher in people who have been taking NSAIDs for a long time. These events can occur without warning and can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider if you have or ever have had any of the following:
 
You should also talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking etodolac if you have:
 
  • Asthma
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Bleeding problems or are taking medicine that decreases the blood's ability to clot
  • Diabetes
  • Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
  • Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAIDs.
     
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant (see Lodine and Pregnancy)
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol frequently
  • Smoke
  • Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
     
Also tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may currently be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Etodolac to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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