LODINE Reviews

Average Rating: 3.1 (34 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR LODINECOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
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 1  Severe toothache No side effects It did absolutely nothing to ease the pain and I do mean nothing. Senseless prescription... F 69 1 days
4/3/2018
 1  Toothache / swollen jaw Did nothing to numb the pain. It was like taking 2 ibuprofen. I was I pain for over a week the pain got severe enough I had to go to the E.R. and was prescribed this which is equivalent to 2 ibuprofen. It's like taking baby aspirin. For severe toothache. This stuff is a joke and a waste of money. Shame on the doctors for prescribing me this as I'm still in pain. I also refuse to take this medicine because it doesn't work for me and it is bad on your kidneys. It like stepping into the dark ages of medicine again. Where you can't find pain relief because of all the junkies abusing medicine. So doctors are giving medicine that is more dangerous than good. M 33 1 days
1/12/2018
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 1  Toothache / swollen jaw Did nothing to numb the pain. It was like taking 2 ibuprofen. I was I pain for over a week the pain got severe enough I had to go to the E.R. and was prescribed this which is equivalent to 2 ibuprofen. It's like taking baby aspirin. For severe toothache. This stuff is a joke and a waste of money. Shame on the doctors for prescribing me this as I'm still in pain. I also refuse to take this medicine because it doesn't work for me and it is bad on your kidneys. It like stepping into the dark ages of medicine again. Where you can't find pain relief because of all the junkies abusing medicine. So doctors are giving medicine that is more dangerous than good. M 33 1 days
1/12/2018
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 3  Painful TMJ terrible fatigue, weakness, strange hazy feeling. This is my second time taking this drug for TMJ pain. The first time I didnít experience any side effects and was extremely pleased. I only took it for a few days until the inflammation was completely gone. This time, the first day went by again with no problem and pain under control. On the second day I was so heavily affected that I had to miss work. 20 minutes after taking the drug I felt exhausted and like I had to lie down. I started falling asleep and I felt like I was behind a curtain of haze. I was so fatigued that I had trouble talking. My husband and my father took turns being with me during the day so as not to leave me alone. It was terrifying and I will never take this drug again. F 33 2 days
400
10/24/2017
 5  sciatica It works well for reducing inflammation and thus reducing sciatica pain. The side effects are very pleasant - feel very relaxed, happy, and a little dreamy. It feels so nice that I'm going to stop taking these pills, in case I become too dependent on them. M 55 3 days
400 2X D
12/12/2016
 3  tooth extraction Very effective for dental pain, but had to stop it due to upper abdominal pain, coughing, runny nose, and very dry throat and eyes. Pills got stuck in my throat, and my eyes burned. F 62 4 days
300 mg 3X D
8/28/2016
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 1  Severe pain after root canal It did nothing to assuage my pain. I was in agony. Why my endodontist prescribed lodine, something meant for mild to moderate pain, is beyond me. Ibuprophin was slightly more effective. Wrong pain reliever for my situation. F 64 1 days
400mg
3/5/2016
 5  Severe back pain None so far Helps the pain tremendously F 43 1 days
500 mg
1/14/2016
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 5  sciatica, bursitis, fibromyalgia Feeling feverish, sweating (mostly at night). Mild gastritis. A really good pain reliever. Takes two or three weeks to have full effect. As good, for me, as Celebrex and the generic (etodolac) is much less expensive. NSAIDS work differently for individuals and this is one of three that have worked for me. I have probably tried at least ten different ones. F 66 1 years
2x 400 mg
10/22/2015
 5  severe arthritis knees sciatica Severe diarrhea abdominal pain F 61 1 days
400 2x day
9/4/2014
 4  Arthritis Dry mouth, tiredness, problems urinating, laryngitis. I'm upset that this drug works so well for my arthritis (spine/hip). I was almost bed ridden until I took Lodine. I didn't read all the side effects, and mine were not listed as the top "side effects." So, for another week, I kept suffering with being tired, dry mouth that is causing me to have laryngitis. Digging deeper into the effects, I did find mine. I'm sure my doctor will tell me "this doesn't happen to anyone else." That''s what they always tell me when I have problems with drugs. But I have drug sensitivity, and seem to be the 1%. M 60 2 weeks
400 2X D
6/29/2014
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 4  Shoulder tendinitis I started taking this for my shoulder. After they found that I only had tendinitis and no tears, I did intense PT for months. When I felt better I decided to stop taking Lodine. Unfortunately my knee hurts excessively since I stopped. Apparently it has been bothering me and I did not notice because of the Lodine 2x per day. I had it scoped 8 years ago and the right one 6 years b4 that. Can I try to stay on Lodine long term For my knees???? M 44 8 months
30
6/25/2013
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 4  tooth extraction Constipation No swelling or pain whatsoever... just constipation afterwards. M 30 3 days
400 3X D
2/21/2013
 1  Back pain (car accident) SEVERE abdominal pain! I was prescribed this drug to relieve back pain after a car accident. It helps with pain. However, I developed abdominal pain so severe my primary care physician sent me to the ER for a CT scan to rule out appendicitis! Interestingly, the pain peaked several days AFTER discontinuing the medicine. I discussed the scenario with a rheumatologist; he told me that he has observed this with etodolac (although not as often with acute usage). M 40 2 weeks
500 MG 2X D
9/19/2012
 1  tooth abcess none because i only took once WHICH WAS ENOUGH!!! THIS IS CRAP!! I do not take pain meds of any kind so even the smell of a pain med should work on me. The pharmacy said this is the same as Advil.. what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont know what pees me off more. the money spent for this garbage or it being garbage DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS, Goody's work and cheaper GRRRRRRRRRR F 56 1 times
300 4X D
7/31/2012
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 4  Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis Degenera I went off it for 6 days in preparation for an epidural steroid injection. I noticed that while I had more arthritis pain, my appetite was decreased. I am not as hungry when I don't take the drug. Since I am overweight and this does not help my back, this is important for me to take into consideration. My daughter was prescribed Etodolac for menstrual cramps and noticed that her appetite increased when she took the drug. It works very well for her cramps, however and since is on it intermittently, this is not a problem. For me, on it twice a day every day for 7 years, I wonder how responsible it is for my weight gain. F 62 7 years
2X D
1/21/2011
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 3  joint pain, sciatica,stenosis Joint pain, nerve tingling, arm, shoulder, neck, spine, knee, ankle involvement. Lodine was the best of the NSAIDS that I tried in terms of keeping pain at bay. Mostly I did not want to move at all. After being sent for yet another MRI, the pain changed sides and I realized it was spinal, probably stenosis. I had gained weight and lost the joy of life, was out of shape. I also read that taking these drugs can lead to tendon damage. Diagnosed as Vitamin D seriously deficient, I supplemented with D, fish oil, calcium, glucosamine, chondroitin msm and multi vitamin. I started aquatic exercise, hoping it would not hurt. In two weeks I was down to one pill a day, in a month to none. I have lost 20 lbs and am on weight watchers and am taking kung fu classes--don't laugh. In all, holistic approach is working. The answer is not found in just a drug. F 60 2 years
2X D
12/8/2010
 5  bad back pain, knee, fibromyalgia constipation (take magnesium), stomach burning (get scrip for carafate) I have taken this drug on and off for 15 plus years, after trying naproxen, naprosyn, ibuprofen, and many other nsaids. I have extreme spinal stenosis and am on heavy duty narcotics also but they did little for the arthritis in my knee and other joints. I have found I do best with this nsaid, it takes the pain away and it works quickly, it doesn't take weeks to really take away the pain. I tried Lyrica, Savella, and Cymbalta for fibromyalgia, and had terrible side effects, the doctor said these drugs would help the fibromyalgia but I didn't find that to be true, I couldn't get past the side effects long enough to find out if they would help or not. I have discovered that I need to take a drug called carafate (sucralfate) before I take the Lodine for my stomach this drug coats the stomach (it is sort of like chalk) and doesn't seem to have much in the way of side effects for me. For the constipation I do well with taking 400 mg of magnesium (the basis of milk of magnesia) at night, every night(I graduated up to this amount). Occasionally I have to take a stool softener too, because the narcotics I take also cause constipation. The only reason I stopped taking Lodine was that I had atrial fibrillation and they put me on coumadin and the doc said I couldn't be on a drug that thinned the blood like Lodine. I have since had heart surgery and had a procedure that ended the afib. Now I am back on the Lodine hip hip hooray F 62 15 years
400 mg 2X D
6/5/2010
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 1  general arthritic pain Had severe skin rash breakout from just one pill. Red rash with discoid charasteristics. Took me several episosdes to figure this out. Took 8 weeks of prednisone to calm it down. I have been diagnosed with SCLE Lupus. This reaction is making me feel possibly I have "drug induced Lupus." Have had similar reaction to Plaquenil. Have not found anyone else with this reaction to Etodolac. If you have had this reaction please post a comment. My husband takes this all the time with great sucess for back pain. I posted a 1 because of my response. I never expected this reaction. F 60 1 days
400 mg 1X D
3/3/2010
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 3  tooth pain stomach pain and watery stools my sciatica is gone while i have been on this pain med and the tooth pain is gone.. the stomach pain and watery stools have made me miss work. F 26 2 days
2/3/2010
  

LODINE  (ETODOLAC):  This medication is used to reduce pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis. Reducing these symptoms helps you do more of your normal daily activities. Etodolac is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. See also Warning section.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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