Etogesic Is Recommended For The Management Of Pain And Inflammation Associated With Osteoarthritis In Dogs. It Is Available As 150mg And 300mg Scored Tablets. It Should Not Be Used In Cats And Pregnant Or Nursing Animals. The Usual Dose Is 4.5-6.5mg/pound By Mouth Once A Day With Food.
EtoGesic (Fort Dodge),Lodine (Wyeth-Ayerst)
What is this medication used for
Etodolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) recommended for use in the management of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs.
Etodolac is available by prescription as tablets and capsules.
How this medicine should be used
Etodolac is FDA approved for use in dogs only. The usual dose of etodolac in dogs is 4.5-6.8mg/pound once a day. Do not use in dogs less than 11 pounds. Do not exceed 6.8mg/pound once a day.
What are the side effects
Side effects of etodolac may include loss of appetite,vomiting,diarrhea,dark or tarry stool,increased thirst and urination,incoordination,drowsiness,seizure,anemia,behavioral changes and hives.
What special precautions are there
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it. Do not use in animals with stomach,liver,heart or kidney problems. Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals. Use caution when given with other NSAIDs such as aspirin or Rimadyl. Use caution when given with diuretics such as furosemide or corticosteroids such as prednisone. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking. Do not give to cats.
In the event of an overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting,diarrhea,increased thirst and urination,pale gums due to anemia,yellowing of gums,skin or white of the eye due to jaundice,incoordination,and seizures.
How should I store this medication
Keep this medication in the container it came in,tightly closed. Store tablets and capsules at room temperature,away from excess heat,light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.