Lodine is available in the extended-release tablet offered in a dosage of 300 mg, 400 mg. This is an effective medicine for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. It is manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., a leading pharmaceutical company. This drug is composed of the active component Etodolac, which is a member of a class of drugs called the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
Manufacturer: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Active Ingredient: Active component of this mentioned medicine is Etodolac. This active ingredient is indicated to relieve pain from various conditions. It is also used to reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis. It belongs to a group of drugs known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It acts by blocking the production of certain natural substances by the body that causes inflammation.
Indications: This given drug is approved for the treatment of short-term pain, as well as long-term joint pain and inflammation in various types of arthritis. Lodine is approved to treat different conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and short-term pain.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medicine belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that help reduce pain, inflammation, and fever. The exact mechanism of action is not known. Lodine also helps reduce swelling by decreasing levels of prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance that usually causes inflammation.
Dosages: This drug is available as an extended release tablet for oral consumption and dosages are given below:
- 300 mg: Take this tablet as directed by the doctor, usually 2 or 3 times a day with a full glass of water
- 400 mg: It is to be consumed 2 to 3 times a day as exactly as prescribed by the doctor
Note: Avoid lying down for at least 10 minutes after consuming this medicine. To prevent stomach upset, administer this drug with food, milk, or an antacid.