Etodolac is available by prescription only. Etodolac is an extra-label medication prescribed for the management of pain and inflammation in dogs with osteoarthritis. Etodolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Dogs (over 12 months of age and weighing more than 11 pounds)
Etodolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of etodolac, and other treatment options before deciding to use etodolac. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.
Etodolac are indicated:
Etodolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) available by prescription used in dogs to treat pain, inflammation, and fever.
Etodolac can increase the risk of serious effects on the stomach and intestines including bleeding or perforation. Call your veterinarian at once if your pet has any symptoms of bleeding in the stomach or intestines such as black, bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood, or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Etodolac is for use in dogs only. Do not give to cats.
Tip: Do not give to dogs that weigh less than 11 lbs. or under 12 months of age. Do not use larger amounts or use for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. Your veterinarian may want to perform blood tests on a regular basis to make sure the medication is not causing harmful effects.
|Etodolac Dosage for Dogs/Puppies (over 12 months of age)|
|All weights||Usual dose is 4.5-6.8mg per pound of pet's body weight once daily or as directed by veterinarian*|
|Etodolac Dosage for Cats|
|Do not use!|
|Etodolac Dosage for Horses|
|Do not use!|
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F)
Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat. * Do not exceed a maximum dose of 6.8mg/lb of pets body weight daily.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in cats. Etodolac may interact with some other medications. Inform your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet may be taking, especially corticosteroids, furosemide, other NSAIDs, or phenobarbital. Do not use in dogs with known hypersensitivity to etodolac. Do not use in puppies less than 12 months old. Use with caution in pregnant or nursing animals.Use with caution in pets suffering from blood disorders, dehydration, GI disorders, heart disorders, or liver disorders. Store at room temperature. Store protected from light and moisture.
Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if your pet experiences any signs of an allergic reaction (hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat). Stop using the medication and call your veterinarian at once if any of the following serious side effects occur; Black, bloody, or tarry stools; coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; swelling or rapid weight gain; urinating less than usual or not at all; nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, yellowing of eyes; fever, severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; chills, seizure. Keep giving etodolac and talk to your veterinarian if your pet develops any of these less serious side effects; diarrhea, constipation; dizziness; skin itch or rash;. Side effects other than those listed may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome to your pet.
Etodolac, like other drugs, may cause some side effects. Serious but rare side effects have been reported in dogs taking NSAIDs, including etodolac. Serious side effects can occur with or without warning and in rare situations result in death.
The most common NSAID-related side effects generally involve the stomach (such as bleeding ulcers), and liver or kidney problems. Look for the following side effects that can indicate your dog may be having a problem with etodolac or may have another medical problem:
It is important to stop therapy and contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your dog has a medical problem or side effect from etodolac therapy. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk to your veterinarian.
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