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Lodine Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Lodine, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and it is available in both regular and extended-release forms. Both are used to treats inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Lodine is also used to treats pain in other situations.

Lodine Dosage

  • For the treatment of General Pain Relief, then you should be taken 200 to 400 milligrams every 6 to 8 hours.
  • For the treatment of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, the usual starting dose of Lodine is 300 milligrams 2 or 3 times a day, or 400 or 500 milligrams twice a day.

Uses of Lodine

  • It is used to treats inflammation, swelling, and joint pain of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Lodine

Before taken Lodine medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Lodine. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Black stools
  • Chills
  • Depression
  • Fever
  • Gas
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Painful

Warnings and precautions before taking Lodine:

  • If you are taking this medication, then peptic ulcers and bleeding may occur without warning. So you should be used this medication with extra caution.
  • You should tell your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms of stomach or intestinal ulcers or bleeding, blurred vision or other eye problems, weight gain, or swelling.
  • This drug should be used with caution if you have kidney or liver disease and it may also cause liver inflammation.
  • This drug may also increase water retention. So you should be used this medicine with caution if you have heart disease or high blood pressure.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Lodine with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Lodine with the following:

  • Aspirin
  • Cyclosporine
  • Digoxin
  • Lithium
  • Methotrexate
  • Phenylbutazone

After taken Lodine if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Lodine overdose include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting

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