Compare Aspirin vs. Lodine

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

aspirin

Lodine
(etodolac)

Relieves pain, fever, and inflammation. Protects your heart and thins blood. A low dose of Aspirin (81mg) every day can protect your heart, but it's not the best medicine to take for pain, swelling, or fever.Coming soon.
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Coupons for Aspirin
Best available price for 30 (81mg) tablets of aspirin
Coupons for Lodine
Best available price for 60 (300mg) capsules of etodolac
Reviews & ratings
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5.15Aspirin
Reviews for Aspirin
76%
of people (All ages) say Aspirin is worth it
41%
say it works well
6%
say it's a big hassle
533 reviews
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Reviews for Lodine (etodolac)
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-46% worse vs. Aspirin
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-21% worse vs. Aspirin
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-4% worse vs. Aspirin
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Side effects
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We haven’t found good data for Aspirin side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Lodine side effects.

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How it works
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Aspirin is a salicylate and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It blocks the inflammation process in your body, which relieves swelling and pain. It also prevents blood platelets from forming clots, which thins your blood.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Over-the-counter
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for
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  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis Pain Rheumatoid Arthritis
Risk factors for serious side effects
AspirinLodine
  • Children 18 years or younger
  • Children recovering from viral infections
  • History of stomach bleeding or ulcers
  • Age 60 years or older
  • Taking Aspirin, NSAIDs, or blood thinners
Detailed Aspirin risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Food
    AspirinLodine
    • Take with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
    No food related info.
    Pain
    AspirinLodine
    • Used in higher doses to relieve pain, swelling, and fever.
    No pain related info.
    Upsides and benefits
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    • When taking low doses (81 mg) every day, Aspirin provides protection for your heart and prevents heart attacks and stroke.
    • Used in higher doses to relieve pain, swelling, and fever.
    • Available over-the-counter in drugstores by itself and in combination with other cold and flu medications.
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    Downsides and risks
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    • Not a preferred medication for treating pain, swelling, or fever due to its high risk of bleeding.
    • NSAIDs (like ibuprofen and naproxen) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) are better for treating pain and fever thank Aspirin.
    • Aspirin raises your risk of bleeding, especially when used with other blood thinner medications like warfarin (Coumadin).
    • Studies show that using higher doses of Aspirin (162 mg or more) every day raises your risk of stomach bleeding and doesn't provide any additional heart protection.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • Using low doses (81mg) of Aspirin every day can lower your risk of heart attack and stroke, but it isn't good for everyone. Only take Aspirin daily if your doctor recommends it.
    • Higher Aspirin doses can be used to treat occasional pain, swelling, and fever. Using ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol) instead can lower your risk of serious bleeding.
    • Take with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
    • Don't use for kids younger than 18 years old.
    • Stop taking this right away and tell your doctor if you have ringing in your ears, unusual bleeding, or nausea or vomiting that doesn't go away.
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