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What Is Etodolac Extended-Release Used For?

What is etodolac extended-release used for? Etodolac extended-release tablets are commonly prescribed to treat arthritis symptoms. By blocking the effects of certain pain-causing hormones in the body, the medicine is used to help alleviate pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis. Etodolac extended-release is approved for the treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children six years of age and older.

What Is Etodolac Extended-Release Used For?

Etodolac extended-release (Lodine® XL) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, swelling, or stiffness.
 
Specific uses of this drug include the relief of:
 
Etodolac extended-release is not a cure for the types of arthritis mentioned above, nor does it slow the progression of the disease.
 

How Does Etodolac Extended-Release Work?

Etodolac extended-release and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins. By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, this drug helps to alleviate pain and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis.
 

Is Etodolac Extended-Release Used for Children?

Etodolac extended-release is approved for the treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children six years of age and older.
 

Is Etodolac Extended-Release Used Off-Label?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend etodolac extended-release for something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. Some examples of the off-label uses of this drug include the relief of:
 
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