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Etodolac Extended-Release Drug Interactions

Etodolac extended-release has a number of medicines that it can potentially interact with.
(Click Drug Interactions With Etodolac Extended-Release for more information about etodolac extended-release and these other medicines.)

Etodolac Extended-Release: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using NSAIDs (other than aspirin), including etodolac extended-release, may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke than those who do not take NSAIDs. This risk may be higher in people who have been taking NSAIDs for a long time. These events can occur without any warning and can lead to death. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have or have ever had any of the following:
Prior to taking etodolac extended-release, you should also discuss with your healthcare provider if you have:
  • Asthma
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Bleeding problems or are taking medicines that decrease your blood's ability to clot
  • Diabetes
  • Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
  • Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAID pain medicines.
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant (see Lodine XL and Pregnancy)
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol frequently
  • Smoke
  • Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may currently be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Etodolac Extended-Release for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this drug.)
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