By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, Lodine is useful at reducing pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other painful conditions.
General considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
- Lodine comes in a tablet or capsule form. It is taken by mouth.
- Your dosage should be taken with a glass of water. Taking it with milk or food may prevent stomach upset.
- When treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, it may take several weeks before the full effects of Lodine are felt.
- 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.
- It should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of medicine in your blood.
- For Lodine to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you take it differently from how your healthcare provider recommends.
The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Lodine Dosage for more information.)