Several different nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used to treat pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by a wide range of conditions. Lodine® (etodolac) is one such drug. Although the brand-name product is no longer being produced, generic versions are still available from several different manufacturers.
This product comes in a wide range of forms and strengths. You should take the lowest effective dose for the shortest amount of time possible. Because etodolac, the active ingredient in Lodine, could cause stomach upset, you may want to take your dose with food or at least with a glass of milk.
(Click Lodine to learn more about this medication, including possible side effects, additional precautions and warnings to keep in mind, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)