Etodolac is used in dogs for pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.
Etodolac should be given according to your veterinarian’s instructions. It is labeled for once daily use and is given by mouth. To help reduce intestinal upset, give Etodolac with food.
If a dose of Etodolac is missed, give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
Etodolac, like other NSAIDs, may cause some side effects. The most common side effects of Etodolac include vomiting and decrease appetite. Other possible side effects are:
It is important to stop the medication and immediately contact your veterinarian if you think your dog has any medical problems or side effects while taking Etodolac.
Etodolac should not be given to dogs that are hypersensitive to NSAIDs.
For geriatric dogs and those that are dehydrated or have pre-existing stomach, intestinal, liver, heart, kidney, blood disorders, or diabetes mellitus, please use with extreme caution and with continued monitoring.
The safe use of Etodolac has not been evaluated in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs and has not been established in dogs less than 12 months of age.
Store at a controlled room temperature, store between 59-86°F. Store out of children’s reach.
When using Etodolac, please consult your veterinarian with any other medications you are currently giving your pet, including supplements, as interaction could occur. When giving Etodolac avoid using other ulcerogenic drugs such as corticosteroids and NSAIDs, including Carprofen (Rimadyl), Firocoxib (Previcox), Meloxicam (Metacam), Deracoxib (Deramaxx).
Etodolac may also interact with ACE Inhibitors (i.e. enalapril, benazepril), aspirin, cyclosporine, digoxin, diuretics (i.e. furosemide), methotrexate, probenecid, nephrotoxic agents (i.e. amphotericin B, cisplatin), and warfarin as interactions may occur.
Overdose of Etodolac may cause:
If you suspect or know you dog has had an overdose, it could be fatal so please contact your veterinarian, an emergency vet clinic, or the Pet Poison Helpline at (855) 213-6680 immediately
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