A 42-year-old male asked:
i got new prescription for lodine (etodolac) yesterday. i took 2x200mg pills last night. this morning, had red blood in stool. blood after only 2 pills? why?
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Rheumatology 48 years experience
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Possible side effect: Lodine may cause bleeding of the gastrointestinal tract, which may result in blood in the stool. It’s possible it could occur after only 2 pills as one dose. Call your doctor right away to notify him/her. While it’s possible that the drug contributed, there’s a good chance s/he’ll want you to stop taking it until the blood goes away or for you to get and possibly get additional testing.
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Last updated Oct 16, 2019
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