Two generic etodolac medicines are currently available -- Etodolac tablets and Etodolac capsules. The generic versions are manufactured by several pharmaceutical companies and are available in several strengths. As with the brand-name version, they are used to treat pain, stiffness, and inflammation associated with certain types of arthritis, muscle strain, or following a medical procedure.
Generic Etodolac: An Overview
Etodolac (Lodine®) is a medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions. Some etodolac 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
Etodolac was originally developed by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. The patent has expired, however, which means that a generic version can now be produced. In fact, brand-name Lodine is no longer being made.
Strengths of Generic Etodolac
Generic etodolac is sold under the name Etodolac tablets or Etodolac capsules. It is available in several strengths, including:
- Etodolac 200 mg capsules
- Etodolac 300 mg capsules
- Etodolac 400 mg tablets
- Etodolac 500 mg tablets.
Who Makes a Generic Version?
Generic etodolac is currently manufactured by several companies, including:
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Eon Laboratories
- Taro Pharmaceuticals
- Mylan Laboratories.