Etova - 400mg
Etova 400 mg
Etova 400 mg is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain caused by conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. The active ingredient of the medication is Etodolac, which belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) category of drugs. Lodine is the generic form of Etova. The medicine works by reducing hormone levels that are responsible for causing inflammation and pain. Etodolac is extremely beneficial in relieving muscle pain, headache, toothache, and arthritis pain. Close monitoring of organs such as liver and kidney is recommended during the treatment, and the medicine should be taken under the supervision of a health care expert.
Clinical uses of Etova 400 mg
Etova tablets are used for pain relief. It appears to be useful in relieving pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and osteoporosis. The pain relief medication comprises the active ingredient Etodolac, which blocks the production of certain hormones that lead to inflammation and pain in the body. It works best to relieve tenderness, stiffness, and swelling in people with arthritis. The medicine can also be prescribed for other purposes as well so make sure you take it after speaking to your health care specialist.
Etodolac medicine should be taken as per your health care specialist’s instructions. Meant for oral consumption, the tablets should be swallowed with enough water. You are not supposed to chew, crush the tablet into two pieces, doing so may reduce the effect on the body. It is believed that the NSAID drug takes about two weeks to begin function properly. Consider not stopping the intake in between because the pain may recur. It is best to complete the entire course for the best results. Your health care specialist advises the dose and duration of the medicine. Usually, this medicine is taken 2 to 3 times a day with water. Once it is taken, the user should not lie for at least 10 minutes after consuming the tablet. The anti-inflammatory tablet can be taken with food, milk or an antacid to prevent stomach problems. Your health care specialist will prescribe Etova after analyzing your medical condition and response to the treatment. To reduce the risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects, your health care provider will provide you with the lowest effective dose for some time and then increase according to the treatment response. Do not increase the dose by yourself, and you need to discuss with your health care expert if the existing dose does not seem to be effective. A patient required regular monitoring during the treatment.
Possible Side Effects
Some side effects of Etova 400 mg tablets that are commonly reported include pain in the abdomen, flatulence, dyspepsia, malaise, nausea, and diarrhoea. Be sure to get in touch with your health care provider during the entire treatment, speak to him and seek treatment if you experience any of these major side effects which include confusion, irritability, stupor, breathing problems, sudden weight gain. Seizures, belching, and constipation.
Before taking Etova tablets, let your health care specialist is known if you are allergic to Etodolac or other NSAIDs or if you have any other allergies. Tell your health care provider about your medical history especially of breathing issues like asthma, blood disorders such as clotting or anemia, heart attack, blood pressure problem, nasal polyps, liver impairment, or intestinal problems such as ulcers, and heartburns.
NSAID may cause kidney problems and problems are more likely to occur when you are dehydrated, are an old adult, have health issues like kidney problem, or heart failure. Drink enough water to get over dehydration, and you must inform your health care provider if you notice any change in the urine.
Women of childbearing age should discuss with their health care provider before taking Etodolac tablets. They should discuss the risks and benefits of taking the anti-inflammatory drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, it is still not understood if this NSIAD passes into breast milk, but it is wise to consult an expert before breastfeeding.
Keep a list of all the medications and herbal products you use and make sure your health care provider knows about these before prescribing your Etova tablets.