User Reviews for Etodolac
Also known as: Lodine, Lodine XL
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Reviews for Etodolac to treat Pain
"Was given this drug for tennis elbow. Although it helped the pain in a small way. It didn't outweigh the hours of burning pain in my stomach, the copious amounts of gas I passed and sleep I lost because I couldn't lie down due to the heartburn it caused. Turmeric works just as effectively with out these side effects."
Parsleysage March 12, 2016
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"I herniated a disc in my back and was in severe pain. I waited one week to go to the doctor thinking it would get better on its own. She prescribed Etodolac 400mg to be taken twice a day. It took almost a week before I felt any relief at all. It took away the excruciating pain but my back still hurt when I would bend over to pick something up, getting up in the mornings, getting in and out of my car and just standing up in general. It also makes me drowsy. Two weeks ago yesterday I hurt my back and I've been on Etodolac one week yesterday. In the future if I should hurt myself again, I will ask my doctor to give me something else."
linkays (taken for less than 1 month) February 18, 2016
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"Spent 1.5 months on this. I always took it with food and plenty of water and had no adverse side effects, even though many new meds tend to make me nauseous. It helped my pain somewhat, but not enough. I'm trying something new now. Again I had no side effects, but for me it just isn't effective enough."
CBar1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 12, 2016
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"Was given this for a sore shoulder, but it didn't work any better than ibuprofen. Fortunately, before I gave it up I noticed the effect it has on my gout. It is like magic. Taking a double dose and drinking lots of water stopped a major gout attack in hours rather than the usual ten days. I now use it somewhat irregularly (whenever I feel I need some general pain relief, usually several times a week, but less often than the officially listed usage). It's now been five or six years since I've had any problem with gout. It apparently doesn't work for everyone, but for me it really works."
X (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 3, 2015
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"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!"
Daa1969 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 28, 2015
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"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."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 22, 2015
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"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."
Big Nut (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 17, 2015
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"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.. :)"
Rick107 May 30, 2015
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"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."
Dr Duane A Martin, "Doc" May 6, 2015
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"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."
AuntChelle41376 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 21, 2015
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"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."
mp8621 August 29, 2014
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"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."
cptts97838 (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 27, 2013
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"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"
sarahmb77 October 22, 2013
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Lodine (etodolac): "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."
helenhays03 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 6, 2013
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"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!"
Bakache (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2013
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"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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"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!"
Anonymous January 24, 2010
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