Side effects of Lodine
Lodine is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and bursitis. It is also being prescribed under its generic name Etodolac.
Lodine is often used to relieve symptoms of pain and inflammation. The medication will begin to take effect within thirty minutes of ingesting. The effects of Lodine last from four to twelve hours, and no more than twelve hundred milligram should be taken in a day. Take the medication as it is prescribed as an overdose can be fatal.
There are side effects associated with taking Lodine and some are considered rare while others are common among users of this medication.
Common side effects
Nausea, vomiting, weakness, dizziness, diarrhea and loss of appetite are the most common side effects. Other common side effects are constipation, upset stomach and gas. These symptoms occur within days of taking the medication.
Other less common side effects
Depression, hallucination, blood in urine, tingling in the hands and feet along with heart palpitation and cramps are among some the the not so common side effects of Lodine. Other side effects associated with Lodine are painful urination, increased sweating, nervousness, dry mouth and disorientation.
Rare side effects
Rash, meningitis, constriction of the throat, fever chills and kidney failure are rare side effects of Lidone. Any person experiencing symptoms that is considered rare should seek treatment at an emergency center. This includes changes in skin color that appears yellow as this is an indication of jaundice.
Other consideration when taking Lodine
While taking Lodine one should not take aspirin or any medication that has acetaminophen. Lodine can interact negatively with other drugs, and in some cases it may increase the effects of the other drug. In such cases the dosage of the other medication can be reduced.
There is an increased risk of ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding while taking Lodine. People suffering with heart problems may have swelling in their feet, arm and legs. Because; NSAIDs is processed in the liver and cleaned in the kidney it is possible to develop kidney and liver damage.
Nursing and pregnant women should not take NSAIDs because these types of drugs can affect the heart of the fetus. A nursing mother should condider weaning her baby before starting a regimen of Lodine.
Research suggests that Lodine and other NSAID works by preventing the body from producing prostaglandin. Care should be taken to follow the directions of Lodine and any other NSAIDs prescribed to you.