- Drotaverine–Mefenamic Acid
- Glucosamine Sulphate
- Ibandronate Sodium
- Ketorolac Tromethamine
- Mefenamic Acid–Dicyclomine
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Lodine* used for?
Generic for Lodine* (Etodolac) is used to treat symptoms associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, including mild-to-moderate pain, inflammation and joint stiffness. Generic for Lodine* belongs to the group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
By decreasing the levels of body chemicals (prostaglandins) that cause pain and inflammation, Generic for Lodine* reduces swelling, tenderness and joint pain, and thus helps improve movement.
Generic for Lodine* may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Lodine*?
The dosage of Generic for Lodine* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Lodine* with a full glass of water, preferably with food, to prevent stomach upset.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Lodine*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Lodine* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Lodine*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Lodine*, seek medical attention immediately.
Overdose symptoms of Generic for Lodine* may include drowsiness, severe stomach pain, trouble breathing, nausea, vomiting, or fainting.
What other drug(s) could interact with Generic for Lodine*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Lodine*. Make sure to inform your doctor if you are taking any of the above-mentioned medicines.
Generic for Lodine* can interact with the following types of medicines: other NSAIDs, ACE inhibitors, corticosteroids, blood thinners, high blood pressure medications, steroids and diuretics (water pills).
Usually drug interactions may occur when certain drugs are taken together. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any prescription medications, over-the-counter products (non-prescription medications) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbals, which may increase the effect of Generic for Lodine*. This information can help your doctor to warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. It is also important to tell your healthcare professional if you have any medical conditions or a family history of any medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Lodine*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Lodine* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Lodine* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Lodine* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Lodine* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Lodine* can cause side effects such as dizziness, blurred vision, headache, heartburn, sore throat, ringing in your ears, fatigue, upset stomach, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, or constipation. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Lodine*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Lodine*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Lodine* with other drugs?Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Lodine*?What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Lodine*?How will Generic for Lodine* work in my body?How should Generic for Lodine* be taken?How to reduce the risk of Generic for Lodine* drug interactions and side effects?
What other important information should you know about Generic for Lodine*?
Before taking Generic for Lodine*, make sure to tell your doctor if you
- have asthma
- have bleeding/blood clotting problems
- have heart disease
- have high blood pressure
- have liver or kidney problems
- have nasal polyps (growths in the nose)
- suffer from fluid retention
- are allergic to Generic for Lodine*, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other medicines.
- are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
- Generic for Lodine* may cause dizziness/drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do any activities that require alertness until you are certain you can perform such tasks safely.
- Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
- Generic for Lodine* may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when you cannot avoid exposure to the sun.
- Limit alcohol and stop smoking while on treatment with Generic for Lodine*.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Lodine* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.