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Side Effects of Etodolac Extended-Release

Serious Side Effects of Etodolac Extended-Release

As with any drug, there is the potential for serious side effects with this drug. 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 loss of life. Get emergency medical help by calling 911 or an ambulance as soon as possible if you experience any of the following symptoms:
 
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness on one side of your body
  • Slurred speech.
     
Other possible serious side effects of this drug include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Allergic reactions such as swelling of the face or body, blisters, unexplained skin rash, wheezing, or difficultly breathing
  • Stomach or intestine problems, including bleeding, ulcers, or a hole (known as a perforation)
  • Liver damage, which can cause nausea, fatigue, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, or excessive tiredness
  • Kidney problems, including kidney failure
  • Fluid retention or unexplained weight gain
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Feeling that the pill is stuck in your throat.
     
Because etodolac extended-release can increase the risk of major or life-threatening bleeding, contact your doctor immediately if you notice any unusual bleeding or have any of the following symptoms:
 
  • Bloody nose
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Blood in the urine or stools
  • Vomiting blood
  • Red or purple spots on the skin.
     
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