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Etodolac XR

INDICATIONS

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of etodolac extended-release tablets and other treatment options before deciding to use etodolac extended-release tablets. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).

Etodolac extended-release tablets are indicated:

  1. For relief of signs and symptoms of juvenile arthritis.
  2. For relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
  3. For relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of etodolac extended-release tablets and other treatment options before deciding to use etodolac extended-release tablets. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).

After observing the response to initial therapy with etodolac extended-release tablets, the dose and frequency should be adjusted to suit an individual patient's needs.

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

For relief of signs and symptoms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in patients 6 to 16 years of age, the recommended dose given orally once per day should be based on body weight, according to the following table:

Table 4.

Body Weight Range (kg) Dose
20-30 400 mg Tablet x 1
31-45 600 mg Tablet x 1
46-60 400 mg Tablet x 2
> 60 500 mg Tablet x 2

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

For relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, the recommended starting dose of etodolac extended-release is 400 to 1000 mg, given once daily. As with other NSAIDs, the lowest effective dose should be sought for each patient. In chronic conditions, a therapeutic response to therapy with etodolac extended-release tablets is sometimes seen within one week of therapy, but most often is observed by two weeks.

HOW SUPPLIED

Etodolac extended-release tablets are available as:

400 mg tablets (pink, film coated, round, standard convex tablets, debossed with “T400” on one side and plain on the other side)

- in bottles of 30, NDC 51672-4051-6
- in bottles of 60, NDC 51672-4051-4
- in bottles of 100, NDC 51672-4051-1
- in bottles of 500, NDC 51672-4051-2
- in bottles of 1000, NDC 51672-4051-3
- in unit dose packages of 60, NDC 51672-4051-9

500 mg tablets (green, oblong normal convex, debossed with “T500” on one side and plain on the other side)

- in bottles of 30, NDC 51672-4052-6
- in bottles of 60, NDC 51672-4052-4
- in bottles of 100, NDC 51672-4052-1
- in bottles of 500, NDC 51672-4052-2
- in bottles of 1000, NDC 51672-4052-3
- in unit dose packages of 60, NDC 51672-4052-9

600 mg tablets (grey oval normal convex, debossed with “T600” on one side and plain on the other side)

- in bottles of 30, NDC 51672-4053-6
- in bottles of 60, NDC 51672-4053-4
- in bottles of 100, NDC 51672-4053-1
- in bottles of 500, NDC 51672-4053-2
- in bottles of 1000, NDC 51672-4053-3
- in unit dose packages of 60, NDC 51672-4053-9

Store at 25°-30°C (68°-77°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.]

Protect from excessive heat and humidity.

Mfd. by: Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Haifa Bay, Israel 26110. Dist. by: Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., Hawthorne, NY 10532. Revised: December, 2005. FDA revision date: 3/13/2003

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/9/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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