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Lodine is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage acute pain and signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Lodine is sometimes prescribed off-label to people with spondylitis. Lodine is also referred to by its drug name, Etodolac.

Lodine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs help reduce fever, pain, and inflammation. Lodine is believed to work by inhibiting the production of chemicals that promote inflammation and blood clot formation in the body.

How do I take it?
Lodine is taken three or four times a day.

Lodine comes in capsule and tablet forms.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Lodine lists common side effects including headache, diarrhea, vomiting, bloating, constipation, gas, dizziness, blurry vision, runny nose, sore throat, and ringing in the ears.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Lodine include stroke, heart attack, fluid retention, edema (swelling), liver damage, and gastrointestinal bleeding.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Lodine – RxList

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) – Cochrane

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