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Etodolac extended-release is a medication that is commonly used to reduce pain, swelling, inflammation, or stiffness caused by various types of arthritis. The medicine, which is available in three different strengths, comes as a tablet that is generally taken once a day. Potential side effects of etodolac extended-release tablets may include weakness, constipation, sore throat, and indigestion.

What Is Etodolac Extended-Release?

Etodolac extended-release (Lodine® XL) is a drug used to reduce pain, inflammation, swelling, and/or stiffness caused by juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis. It is part of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
 
Etodolac extended-release is not a cure for the types of arthritis mentioned above, nor does it slow the progression of the disease.
 
(Click What Is Etodolac Extended-Release Used For? for more information on these uses, along with possible off-label uses for etodolac extended-release.)
 

Who Makes Etodolac Extended-Release?

Brand-name etodolac extended-release was manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals but is no longer being made. Generic versions are still available.
 

How Does Etodolac Extended-Release Work?

Etodolac extended-release and other NSAIDs work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins.
 

Etodolac Extended-Release Effects

By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, etodolac extended-release is useful at reducing pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis.
 
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