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User Reviews for Lodine

Lodine has an average rating of 9.3 out of 10 from a total of 14 ratings on Drugs.com. 93% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 0% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Pain  
9.6
6 reviews 1128 medications
Osteoarthritis  
9.5
6 reviews 353 medications
Rheumatoid Arthritis  
8.0
2 reviews 363 medications
Summary of Lodine reviews 9.3 14 reviews

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Reviews for Lodine

Anonymous May 2, 2009

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.”

9 / 10
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teachertype · Taken for 10 years or more June 6, 2020

For Pain: “Spending 8-12 hours a day on cement floors teaching I developed inflamed heel tendons, a sort of tendonitis. I could hardly put any weight on my heels, so my arches and balls of my feet were taking the brunt of it. I was getting lots of foot and leg cramps. Podiatrist gave me heel cups to wear and Lodine to take twice a day. It worked super well for me. I always need to drink or eat with the pill, but then no side effects I've noticed. It just eliminates the pain, within about ten minutes. It can come back quickly though if I do things that will make the problem worse, i.e. walking the dog, bending over to do gardening, going for a walk, lifting too much weight. Later on, I developed osteoarthritis and I've been taking the Lodine as needed for the pain. I like that it's non-addictive and it works for me, completely. Walgreen's stopped providing them and I don't know why. I'm going to look into it because I really need them when I need them.”

10 / 10
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mdib · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 22, 2015

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 / 10
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mbenda135 February 8, 2009

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.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous June 27, 2008

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.”

9 / 10
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Linda · Taken for less than 1 month August 14, 2019

For Pain: “I was prescribed Lodine for pain and stiffness. For the two days I took it for I was pain free, marvellous, but I suffered a side effect of diarrhoea, have stopped it.”

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fatima el em · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 31, 2015

For Osteoarthritis: “suffered fibromyalgia ref to expert with rheumatoid arthritis given lodyne my life changed thanks to it im virtually pain free my lifes great now ..........600mg sr............very happy with it.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous June 26, 2008

For Osteoarthritis: “Great for knee pain.”

10 / 10
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helenhays03 · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 12, 2013

For Osteoarthritis: “Takes away the pain now and back 10 yrs ago.”

10 / 10
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amybintn June 17, 2015

For Osteoarthritis: “This is working better than any other nsaid I have tried. I feel good.”

9 / 10
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mary frances vester · Taken for less than 1 month August 11, 2016

For Pain: “awesome. no pain. speechless.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous August 9, 2008

“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.”

9 / 10
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helenhays03 · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 6, 2013

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.”

10 / 10
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Haha · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 18, 2018

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “Very good. But it wasn’t in the hospital’s formulary. I had to use my own.”

9 / 10
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bob · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 15, 2018

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “Not sure it really gets to the pain, any more then aleve. Will try each for a day or two at a time and see if there is a benefit of one over the other.”

7 / 10
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