What are the side effects of etodolac?

Side effects of etodolac are usually mild and only require medical attention if they are persistent or become severe. These common side effects include:

  • upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • bloating
  • gas
  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • nervousness
  • skin itching or rash
  • sore throat
  • stuffy nose
  • blurred vision
  • warmth or slight stinging of the skin
  • lightening or darkening of the skin
  • red or scaly skin
  • swelling
  • pain at site of application
  • ringing in the ears

Other side effects can be more serious. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience:

  • chest pain
  • weakness
  • shortness of breath
  • slurred speech
  • problems with vision or balance
  • 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
  • low fever
  • loss of appetite
  • dark urine
  • clay-colored stools
  • jaundice
  • fever
  • sore throat
  • bruising
  • severe tingling
  • numbness
  • pain
  • muscle weakness
  • neck stiffness
  • chills
  • increased sensitivity to light
  • purple spots on the skin
  • seizures
  • headaches with a severe blistering, peeling and a red skin rash

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