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User Reviews for Etodolac

Also known as: Lodine, Lodine XL

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For Pain: "I switched to this due to nausea from ibuprofen, used it for back, head, neck, and tooth aches, for me it has been the best thing I ever took, much better than the ibuprofen, worked as well as narcotic pain killers without all the drowsiness, so I could take anytime and still live a normal life!"

   
10

Daa1969 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 28, 2015

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Lodine (etodolac) for Osteoarthritis: "I was on cymbalta. It worked some, but there were many times it wasn't too spectacular. I have very little or no pain when I take the Lodine 2x a day. There are times I only take it once a day because if my stomach is off, it can bother it. Otherwise, it works better than anything else I've been on."

   
9.0

mdib (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 22, 2015

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For Pain: "Back pain, bone spurs"

   
1.0

Kjh0 August 9, 2015

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For Pain: "I have herniated discs. This drug helped tremendously, reducing my inflammation and therefore my pain as well, both when I was in severe trauma, and years later when I pull my back now and then. It increases mobility which is important, because then I can walk, cope in limited daily functions without being confined to bed, and I can instead help my muscles loosen and heal. I highly recommend this drug for herniated or bulging discs etc, etcsince it reduces I flammation, not just masks pain. The other meds I tried did almost nothing. Also, I have not experienced any side effects now, or when I was taking it every 12 hrs for those many difficult months."

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 22, 2015

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For Pain: "This drug is a lesser known gem. I had taken various other NSAIDS and Narcotics and Etodolac is the only drug I have stayed with since IT WORKS. No real side effects that I am aware of. AND it is inexpensive. I have degenerative discs, spinal stenosis and arthritis. My back pain is constant without taking this drug. While taking this, my pain levels are drastically reduced and I am way more functional. I convinced two other family members to talk to their doctor about Etodolac and they too have had great results. This is a no brainer to highly recommend."

   
9.0

Big Nut (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 17, 2015

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Lodine (etodolac) for Osteoarthritis: "This is working better than any other nsaid I have tried. I feel good."

   
9.0

amybintn June 17, 2015

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For Osteoarthritis: "Prescribed Lodine following Cortisone injections in knees and wrists. Within 1 week after taking Lodine 200mg b.i.d., began having neck pain, sensitivity on head and scalp and severe pain in shoulders and unable to raise arms. Felt acutely ill. Severe pain, muscle wasting and extreme weight loss and ms. weakness. Swelling in left leg and pitting edema in left foot and right hand. After discontinuing the Lodine, the swelling went down. Even had vascular scan while taking he Lodine. Lodine almost killed me."

   
1.0

kathy m (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 12, 2015

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For Pain: "I have been having incredible TMJ pain and back pain in ages soo it seems(10 years) I have been on countless pain medications for my back pain and more recently TMJ pain after undergoing athroscopy surgery. The pain in my TMJ has been horrendous and then some and been recently been prescribed Lodine and its almost been so good to believe. Its a medication that can work very good and definetly worth a try and see if it works for you.. :)"

   
8.0

Rick107 May 30, 2015

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For Pain: "Dentist prescribed it to me after a really rough wisdom tooth removal. Took away the pain and swelling completely. Never got such great results from any other painkiller."

   
10

maltt May 22, 2015

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For Pain: "I have a history of headaches so extremethat I had to go to the hospital and get shots. When I started using etodolac it resolved my headache issues without narcotics and I have been using it for years now. Etodolac doesn't fit under headache relief but in my case it works wonders and I would never be without it. Try it the next time you have a big headache."

   
10

Dr Duane A Martin, "Doc" May 6, 2015

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For Pain: "I've been taking the etodolac for a while now. My Doc put me on it when I was diagnosed with costocondritis (pain and inflammation in the cartilage between my ribs). After a while, I noticed that my arthritic knee pain had also subsided. A few months later, he diagnosed me with bursitis in my hip for the second time and I asked for more of the etodolac because of the success I had had with the abatement of my knee issues. I missed a full day of the medication, and I could REALLY feel every ounce of pain from my knees to my hip to my chest! Recently, I've been told that I now have the beginnings of degenerative disc disease in my lumbar spine, and my etodolac has been extremely helpful. A muscle relaxer helps to calm my back muscles."

   
8.0

AuntChelle41376 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 21, 2015

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For Pain: "Really can't feel it helps."

   
3.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 26, 2014

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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."

   
9.0

mp8621 August 29, 2014

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

   
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Big fish (taken for less than 1 month) March 15, 2014

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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."

   
9.0

cptts97838 (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 27, 2013

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

   
10

helenhays03 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 12, 2013

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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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sarahmb77 October 22, 2013

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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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Finally! (taken for less than 1 month) September 7, 2013

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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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helenhays03 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 6, 2013

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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!"

   
9.0

Bakache (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2013

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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."

bscootermamma February 15, 2012

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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."

   
1.0

Anonymous December 3, 2011

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

   
1.0

ElleBlue March 7, 2011

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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."

   
7.0

Anonymous February 3, 2011

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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!"

   
9.0

Anonymous January 24, 2010

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