Directions for Taking Lodine XL

When and How Do I Take It?

Some general considerations for when and how to take Lodine XL include the following:
  • Lodine XL comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually once a day.
  • The medication should be taken with a glass of water. Taking it with milk or food may prevent an upset stomach.
  • Do not break, chew, or crush the tablets.
  • For those treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, Lodine XL may take several weeks before it begins to work to its full potential.
  • It is important to take the lowest effective dose for the least amount of time in order to treat your condition. This will decrease the chances of developing serious side effects.
  • Lodine XL should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For Lodine XL to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The medication will not work if you take it in a different way than how your healthcare provider has prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of Lodine XL your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Your body weight
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Lodine XL Dosage for more information.)
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