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Etodolac Extended-Release: When and How Do I Take It?

Patients taking this drug should keep the following considerations in mind:
 
  • Etodolac extended-release comes in the form of a tablet. It is taken by mouth usually once a day.
     
  • Your etodolac extended-release dosage 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 etodolac extended-release tablets.
     
  • For those treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, etodolac extended-release 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.
     
  • Etodolac extended-release should be taken at the same time each day, to maintain an even level of medicine in your blood.
     
  • For etodolac extended-release to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Etodolac extended-release will not work if you take it in a different way than your healthcare provider has prescribed.
     

Etodolac Extended-Release Dosing

The dose of etodolac extended-release that 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 Dosing With Etodolac Extended-Release for more information about the dosing guidelines for this drug.)
 
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