A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
This medicine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve the symptoms of arthritis. It is also used to relieve pain and to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
The side effects that may occur while taking Lodine tablets include stomach pain, diarrhea, gas or bloating, upset stomach, weakness, dizziness, depression, chills, nervousness, constipation, vomiting and painful, or frequent urination.
Stop taking Lodine and seek medical attention or call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects which include:
Other side effects include severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash. There might be a case of coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.