Common and Rare Reactions to Etodolac

Common Side Effects

Etodolac has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with thousands of people worldwide having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to those that occurred in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common etodolac side effects (occurring in more than 3 percent of people) included:
  • Heartburn or indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness or weakness.
Other side effects occurring in more than 1 percent of people and thought to be related to etodolac included but were not limited to:
  • Constipation
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Changes in stools
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Pain with urination (dysuria)
  • Increased need to urinate
  • Itching
  • Unexplained rash
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Blurred vision.

Rare Etodolac Side Effects

During clinical studies, rare side effects of etodolac occurred in less than 1 percent of people taking the drug. Because these side effects are so uncommon, however, it is difficult to tell whether they were actually caused by the medication or something else. These rare side effects include but are not limited to:
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