Etodolac is used for treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or mild to moderate pain. . It is also used for treating soft tissue injuries, such as tendinitis and bursitis, and the treatment of menstrual cramps. Etodolac is an NSAID. NSAIDs treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation. They do not treat the disease that causes those symptoms.
Use Etodolac as directed by your doctor.
- Take Etodolac by mouth with or without food. It may be taken with food if it upsets your stomach. Taking it with food may not lower the risk of stomach or bowel problems (eg, bleeding, ulcers). Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you have persistent stomach upset.
- Take Etodolac with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL) as directed by your doctor.
- If you miss a dose of Etodolac and you are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about the proper use of Etodolac.
Store Etodolac at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Etodolac out of the reach of children and away from pets.