Generic versions of Lodine are available in a number of strengths, from 200 mg to 500 mg. Several companies currently manufacture the drugs, such as Mylan Laboratories, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Eon Laboratories. As with the brand-name version, generic Lodine is used to treat pain, inflammation, and swelling that accompanies various conditions.
Generic Lodine: An Overview
Lodine® (etodolac) is a medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions. Some Lodine uses include:
- Pain relief, such as for pain following a medical procedure, from muscle strain, or caused by inflammation in a tendon (tendonitis) or bursa (bursitis)
- Relief of osteoarthritis symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling
- Relief of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
Lodine was originally developed by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. The patent has since expired, which means that generic versions of Lodine can now be manufactured. In fact, name-brand Lodine is no longer being made.
Strengths of Generic Lodine
The generic versions are sold under the names Etodolac tablets or Etodolac capsules. They are available in several strengths, including:
- Etodolac 200 mg capsules
- Etodolac 300 mg capsules
- Etodolac 400 mg tablets
- Etodolac 500 mg tablets.
Who Makes the Generic Versions?
Generic Lodine is currently manufactured by several companies, including:
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Eon Laboratories
- Taro Pharmaceuticals
- Mylan Laboratories.