Precautions and Warnings With Etodolac

Before starting a new medication, you should review all of its precautions and warnings. For example, etodolac can cause certain side effects and complications, including heart attack or stroke, congestive heart failure, serious rash, and allergic reactions. Etodolac's precautions and warnings also extend to people who are allergic to any components of the drug, women who are in their third trimester of pregnancy or nursing, and people who have an active bleeding condition.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Etodolac?

You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking etodolac (Lodine®) if you have:
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol frequently
  • Smoke
  • Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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