Etodolac Pharmacology


About Etodolac
A member of pyranocarboxylic acid group of NSAID, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory.
Mechanism of Action of Etodolac
Etodolac is an acetic acid derivative. Etodolac produces its analgesics and anti-inflammatory actions by inhibiting Prostaglandin synthesis. It has also some COX2 selective action. So its anti-inflammatory action and the frequency of gastric irritation is less as compared to other NSAIDs.
Pharmacokinets of Etodolac
Absorption: It is rapidly and well absorbed after oral administration. Distribution: It s distributed mainly in protein bound form. Metabolism: It undergoes metabolism in the liver. Excretion: It is excreted mainly in urine.
Onset of Action for Etodolac
Duration of Action for Etodolac
Half Life of Etodolac
7 -10 hours
Side Effects of Etodolac
1.Abdominal pain
8.Gastrointestinal ulcers
13.Elevated liver enzymes
15.Increased bleeding time
18. Tinnitus
Contra-indications of Etodolac
Hypersensitivity to Etodolac
Special Precautions while taking Etodolac
1.Hepatic impairment
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Indications for Etodolac
1. Osteoarthritis
2. Rheumatoid arthritis
Interactions for Etodolac
Typical Dosage for Etodolac
Adult: 600mg - 1000mg / day in 2 - 3 divided doses.
Pain: 200 - 400 mg 3 - 4 times daily. Maximum 1g
Schedule of Etodolac
Storage Requirements for Etodolac
Store at room temperature.Protect from heat, light and moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Etodolac
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Etodolac
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment.

Home Delivery for Etodolac in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for etodolac and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for etodolac may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take etodolac only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for etodolac before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for etodolac with the pharmacy.

Etodolac is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for etodolac might be better known than etodolac itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have etodolac in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for etodolac.