Etodolac is an active component that belongs to a group of medicines called a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It shows activities of antipyretic and analgesic. This active component acts by inhibiting the activity of cyclooxygenase I and II so as to prevent the formation of prostaglandin. This substance is involved in the induction of pain, fever, and inflammation. The ingredient also inhibits platelet by restricting platelet cyclooxygenase and the subsequent formation of thromboxane A2.
Class of Drugs – A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Molecular Formula – C17H21NO3
Molecular Weight - 287.35 g/mol
Working: The exact mechanism of action of this mentioned active ingredient. Experts believed that, Etodolac may help reduce swelling by reducing the levels of prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance that usually causes inflammation in the body.
Uses: The mentioned medication is indicated for the treatment of severe pain. It relieves pain from various conditions. It also helps to reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis. It is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that blocks the body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation.
Etodolac can be used in various conditions to relive pain such as fibromyalgia symptoms, gout symptoms, symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus, pain or inflammation caused by other conditions, such as back pain, knee pain, or foot pain.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Given nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug is used in popular brand medicines as mentioned below:
- Lodine: 300 mg, 400 mg, and 600 mg
- Mobic: 300 mg, 400 mg, and 600 mg
- Naprosyn: 300 mg, 400 mg, and 600 mg
- Anaprox DS: 300 mg, 400 mg, and 600 mg
Avoid consuming tobacco and alcohol containing substances while taking this medicine. The dosage of this medication should be followed exactly as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor.