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.
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Liver disease or liver failure
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Bleeding problems or are taking a medicine that decreases the blood's ability to clot
- 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
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol frequently
- 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.