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General Information on Indomethacin

Generic Name : Indomethacin

Pronunciation : in doe meth' a sin

Latest prescription information about Indomethacin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Gout Therapy

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 to 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

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Himanshu2001, India

I used inmecin p just for 3 days and my blood pressure shoot up to 180. So stopped immediately. I am already a patient of B P and taking losartan daily. It resulted in to swelling on lower legs and face.

Happy_Wishes, India

I have been taking Indomethacin for last 15 days. I have not experienced any side effects till now. Moreover, My doctor has advised me take additional 1 month for better result. One thing I am concerned is weight gain, which I felt while taking Indomethacin, though I am not 100% sure. I has relieved my intraorbital headache at least 80%. So, I have decided to continue it as per my doctor advice. Happy wishes to all. Devendra Makwana 9879477366

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