Indomethacin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Indomethacin

Generic Name : Indomethacin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Indomethacin are provided here.

Pronunciation : in doe meth' a sin

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Indomethacin, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

Therapeutic Classification : Gout Therapy

Trade Names/Brand Names of Indomethacin

India :

International :


Why is Indomethacin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for fever, pain, stiffness and swelling.  It stops the production of a substance that causes pain, fever, and inflammation.

When should Indomethacin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs, for the treatment of peri-operative pain, rectal bleeding and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Indomethacin?

PO- The recommended dose for adults is 50-200 mg per day in divided doses.
Eye drops: As 0.5 or 1% solution: Instill 2 drops into the affected eyes.

How should Indomethacin be taken?

It comes as a capsule and liquid to take by mouth, with food.
It also comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Indomethacin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, runny nose, seizures, Parkinson's disease, depression, liver or kidney disease, intestinal lesions, ulcers, urinary problem, high blood pressure, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may affect platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

• Monitor liver function, kidney function, lung function, blood counts regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Indomethacin?

Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea, abdominal distress or pain and constipation.
Central Nervous System - Headache, dizziness, vertigo, drowsiness, depression and fatigue.
ENT - Ringing in the ear.

What are the other precautions for Indomethacin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Indomethacin?

Store it at room temperature (30°C).

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
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