User Reviews for Etodolac

Also known as: Lodine, Lodine XL

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Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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3.0

For Pain: Really can't feel it helps.

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September 26, 2014 11:33 PM

Review by mp8621:

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9.0

For Pain: This works well for my TMJ, neck, shoulder pain. My TMJ can be horrible and radiates down my neck. I've had all these things checked and MRI'd including my neck and shoulder and either there is a nerve issue or my TMJ is the root cause to all of it. This medicine is great to keep the pain at bay with no side effects that I've noticed.

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August 29, 2014 10:32 PM

Review by Big fish (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Pain: Better results than any other medications. Improved the quality of life tremendously by reducing pain.

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March 15, 2014 12:40 PM

Review by cptts97838 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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9.0

For Pain: I had severe pain in both shoulders for a couple of years and tried everything offered over the counter and some prescriptions that were mind benders to me. After surgery the pain was reduced from a 10 to a 5 which was almost tolerable. Ibuprofen caused constipation and aspirin caused stomach problems. A young female intern at the VA finally prescribed the Etodolac and now I live nearly pain free most of the time. Even the developed back pain that has developed over the years is more tolerable and I can live a normal life with little restraint.

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November 27, 2013 2:39 PM

Review by helenhays03 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Lodine (etodolac) for Osteoarthritis: Takes away the pain now and back 10 yrs ago.

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November 12, 2013 5:35 PM

Review by sarahmb77:

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10

For Pain: I have had debilitating back pain that has worsened to the point that my quality of life has been horrible. I started taking these and the pain went from a 10 to a 1 after the very first dose. So thankful that my doctor finally prescribed this to me

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October 22, 2013 5:03 PM

Review by Finally! (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Osteoarthritis: For the last 3 years I have been plagued with inflammation in every joint; my knees especially. Recently my lower back went out. Doctor prescribed etodolac and call me crazy but overnight my lower back pain is gone. My knees are also feeling so much better. Wow.

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September 7, 2013 9:47 AM

Review by helenhays03 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Lodine (etodolac) for Pain: I had left shoulder hurt when I was a child. About 20 yrs ago, my DR. gave me samples of Lodine. They worked better then any other NSAID out there. I am going back on it now as the problem is worse.

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August 6, 2013 10:24 PM

Review by Bakache (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Pain: I started using Etodolac a few weeks ago for back pain (facet joint disease and degeneration of the spine). It has worked very well for me. Pain level is 2-3 when I'm on it, 7-8 when I'm not. It is prescribed at 300mg 3x a day. It reduces the pain considerably for 6-7 hrs. It has been working better than other NSAIDs, with very little side effects. I would recommend it!

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March 21, 2013 3:48 PM

Review by bscootermamma:

For Pain: I was on another medicine for severe arthritic pain for years. Tey recently made put it in Narcotics Class type, so I could no longer get it. My Doctor put me on Etodolac and it works even better than the Tramadol I was on. This is like a Miracle or me.

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February 15, 2012 6:51 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

For Osteoarthritis: Etodolac did a great job on my knee pain. Unfortunately possibly due to my Crohn's disease also caused extreme diarrhea and gas. I had to discontinue use.

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December 3, 2011 10:06 PM

Review by ElleBlue:

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1.0

For Pain: I'm not having any luck with this medication. I'm glad it's working for others, though.

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March 7, 2011 9:46 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

For Osteoarthritis: I've been using ibuprofen for years and lately it has not been as effective and bothering my stomach with use of Fosamax too. Doctor switched me to Etolodac 400mg TR twice a day and I am happy he did. The stomach is handling it better with me, and the pain has gone to little or none based on the day. This was a wonderful relief as he had tried me on Celebrex and another previously and the ibuprofen worked better then. Now with the ibuprofen being less effective I am glad to have found this one.

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February 3, 2011 1:20 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Pain: After suffering with increasing swelling and knee joint pain over the past year, I finally saw a doctor about it. She put me on etodolac. I was skeptical that it would work any better than the ibuprofen I'd been taking, but I'm on my third day and the swelling has already gone down about 50% and I'm not in constant pain. In fact, I enjoyed going to a movie in a theater last night - for the first time in a very long time. I wasn't fidgeting trying to relieve my stiff, aching joints and after sitting still for 2.5 hrs, I got up and walked out without limping. Amazing!

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January 24, 2010 4:43 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Pain: Until now this is the only medicine that has helped with my pain in anyway. It is now livable with little to no pain most days. For more than 5 years I've had pain.

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July 20, 2009 8:29 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Lodine (etodolac) for Osteoarthritis: I have used etodolac for many years. When I don't take it, I have to think about my knees with every step. When I do take it, I can walk without being aware of my knees. For me it has been very helpful.

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May 2, 2009 3:30 AM

Review by k10394:

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8.0

For Pain: Worked great with anti-anxiety medicines.

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March 8, 2009 1:28 AM

Review by mbenda135:

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9.0

Lodine (etodolac) for Pain: Lower backache, the doctor said it was arthritis. I have not yet done x-rays but after 2 weeks the pain has competely subsided. So have other joint aches, which I guess I had ignored.

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February 8, 2009 12:13 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Pain: I use this for sciatic and "phantom" pain. Excellent. Not good on an empty stomach and makes my ankles swell a little. So I eat just after taking and relax in the recliner a bit (perfect combo, "for health reasons of course"). Does not make me drowsy like narcotics and works when the narcotics don't.

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October 2, 2008 1:26 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Lodine (etodolac) for : I had locked my jaw in place due to my TMJ. Lodine eliminated the inflamation & pain. It didn't tear up my stomach like ibuprophen & a couple of other meds did.

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August 9, 2008 2:46 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Lodine (etodolac) for Pain: It is the only NSAID I can take without setting off my asthma. It kills the pain and allows me to walk. No more choosing between breathing and walking.

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June 27, 2008 10:17 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Lodine (etodolac) for Osteoarthritis: Great for knee pain.

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June 26, 2008 12:36 PM

Review by hbears2002:

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8.0

For Osteoarthritis: When I had a torn meniscus in my left knee, I was given this drug to ease the pain, it works. Then I had Carpal Tunnel syndrome in my right hand, I continued to take the drug and it still works. Now, I find out its for OsteoArthritis, which I have.

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June 23, 2008 12:17 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Pain: I only had to take 2 pills and my pain disappeared. A miracle drug.

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May 21, 2008 7:54 PM

Review by adamsf:

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10

For Pain: I had 4 wisdom teeth removed and it actually took the pain away. I feel a little hazy but completely coherent.

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March 31, 2008 2:39 PM

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