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General Information on Lodine
Lodine provides relief from symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis such as swelling, inflammation, joint pain, and stiffness. The generic name of this drug is Etodolac. It comes under a category of drugs referred as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Lodine, like other drugs of its class, works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, naturally occurring chemicals that causes inflammation, pain, and tenderness. Prostaglandins are produced by cyclooxygenase. Lodine inhibits the activity of cyclooxygenase. As a result of this, the levels of prostaglandins in the body decreases. Reduced levels of prostaglandins, in turn, help in relieving inflammation and pain.
Lodine is meant for oral administration only. The drug is available in the form of oral capsules (Lodine 200mg and Lodine 300mg), oral tablets (Lodine 400mg and 500mg), and oral extended release tablets (Lodine 400mg, Lodine 500mg, and Lodine 600mg).
Side effects of Lodine
Like other NSAIDs, Lodine may increase your risk of developing serious cardiovascular conditions, such as stroke and myocardial infarction. The longer you use Lodine, the greater is your risk to such events. The risk of developing a heart disease may be more if you use Lodine continuously for longer duration and have an existing cardiovascular disease or have multiple risk factors for heart diseases. You should consult your doctor immediately if you show symptoms of circulation or heart problems, like slurred speech, balance or vision problems, chest pain, shortness of breath, and weakness.
Regular use of NSAIDs, including Lodine, may increase your risk of developing a serious and possibly fatal gastrointestinal condition, such as perforation or bleeding. Such conditions may occur with or without symptoms. The risk of developing a serious gastrointestinal condition is greater for geriatric patients. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience the following symptoms: tarry or blood stools, vomit that appears similar to coffee grounds, or coughing up blood.
Less serious side effects of Lodine may include the following: blurred vision, mild stomach ache or headache, upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, sore throat, ringing in the ears, or dizziness.
You should not buy Lodine if you have a known allergy to Etodolac, the active ingredient of the preparation. Before you use Lodine, inform your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have or have had asthma, a kidney or liver disease, stroke, blood clot, heart attack, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic heart failure, or a bleeding disorder.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not buy Lodine unless your doctor approves its use for your condition.
Dosage of Lodine
The recommended initiating dosage range for the management of symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis osteoarthritis is Lodine 300mg – 500mg twice a day. The recommended maintenance dosage for the management of the aforementioned conditions is Lodine 600mg per day. Your actual dosage, however, may vary, depending on the severity of your condition, your medical history, and response to the treatment.
Certain drugs, such as ACE inhibitors, other NSAIDs, water pills, lithium, blood thinners, methotrexate, steroids, cyclosporine, and others, may interact with Lodine. It is essential that you inform your doctor in advance about all other drugs that you are using, including all non-prescription medicines.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.