What is the dosage for Etopan?
The recommended doses for general pain relief when using immediate release capsules or tablets are 200-400 mg every 6-8 hours.
Arthritis is managed with 600-1000 mg given in 2 or 3 divided doses daily.
The maximum recommended dose is 1000 mg daily. Total daily doses exceeding 1000 mg have not been adequately evaluated; however, some patients may benefit from a total daily dose of 1200 mg.
The recommended dose when using extended relief tablets is 400-1000 mg once daily. Doses above 1200 mg have not been evaluated.
Etopan should be taken with food and 8-12 oz of water to avoid stomach related side effects.
More common side effects
The more common side effects that occur with Etopan include:
- diarrhea or constipation
- stomach pain or ulcers
Before taking Etopan, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin or other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma (including a history of worsening breathing after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), blood disorders (such as anemia, bleeding/clotting problems), growths in the nose (nasal polyps), heart disease (such as previous heart attack), high blood pressure, liver disease, stroke, throat/stomach/intestinal problems (such as bleeding, heartburn, ulcers).
Kidney problems can sometimes occur with the use of NSAID medications, including Etopan. Problems are more likely to occur if you are dehydrated, have heart failure or kidney disease, are an older adult, or if you take certain medications (see also Drug Interactions section). Drink plenty of fluids as directed by your doctor to prevent dehydration and tell your doctor right away if you have a change in the amount of urine.
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol and tobacco, especially when combined with this medicine, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcohol and stop smoking. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially stomach/intestinal bleeding, kidney problems, and worsening heart problems.
Before using this medication, women of childbearing age should talk with their doctor(s) about the benefits and risks (such as miscarriage, trouble getting pregnant). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It is not recommended for use during the first and last trimesters of pregnancy due to possible harm to the unborn baby and interference with normal labor/delivery.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Rated Etopan for Dental pain Report
This did npot help my dental pain at all. I would never recommend this type of pain medication.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Etopan is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). If you take Etopan with other NSAIDs, such as aspirin or ketorolac, your risk of stomach bleeding and ulcers increases.
Since aspirin and Etopan are similar medications, taking them together may increase your risk for side effects, such as stomach bleeding or ulcers.
Rated Etopan for Pain Report
I have been taking 500 mg twice daily for about 1 1/2 years now. I take it for back problems caused by a botched surgery that left the nerve endings attached to the scar tissue and not back on the spine. I noticed this medication works great for tooth pain and even infected teeth. But lately I have has eye problems for 5 minute intervals where everything is jumbled up and confusing. I also have been getting more chest pains to. Not sure if this is caused by Etopans or something else?
How to use Etopan ER
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using Etopan and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters). Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this drug. To prevent stomach upset, take this medication with food, milk, or an antacid.
Do not crush or chew this medication. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. To reduce your risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects, take this medication at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Do not increase your dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer time than prescribed.
It may take up to two weeks of taking this drug regularly until you get the full benefit.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
What are the side effects of Etopan?
The most common side effects from Etopan are:
NSAIDs reduce the ability of blood to clot and therefore increase bleeding after an injury. Etopan also may cause stomach and intestinal bleeding and ulcers. Sometimes, stomach ulceration and intestinal bleeding can occur without any abdominal pain. Black, tarry stools, weakness, and dizziness upon standing may be the only signs of the bleeding. People who are allergic to other NSAIDs should not use Etopan. NSAIDs reduce the flow of blood to the kidneys and impair function of the kidneys. The impairment is most likely to occur in patients who already have impairment of kidney function or congestive heart failure, and treatment with NSAIDs in these patients should be done cautiously. Individuals with asthma are more likely to experience allergic reactions to Etopan and other NSAIDs.
Other important side effects of NSAIDs include:
Anticoagulant, blood thinner
Taking Etopan and warfarin together may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include:
- Stomach pain
- Black or bloody stools
- Coughing up blood
- Shallow breathing
When Etopan is administered with aspirin, its protein binding is reduced, although the clearance of free Etopan is not altered. The clinical significance of this interaction is not known; however, as with other NSAIDs, concomitant administration of Etopan and aspirin is not generally recommended because of the potential of increased adverse effects.Use Etopan with caution during pregnancy if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done. Avo >