i have a cold with a cough and i am also taking indomethacin what can i take
Indomethacin is a NSAID drug. That means it's similar to Aleve and Ibuprofen. It just seems that Indomethacin is used for very specific conditions whereas the other 2 are used for pain in general. I personally took Indomethacin for a severe Gout flare up. Since it's a NSAID any cs that can be mixed with Ibuprofen or Aleve should be fine to mix with Indomethacin. I think all the otc cs are the same active ingredient, Dextromethorphan. I guess Robitussin is the most common and should be fine. Oh, actually the one thing not to mix with Indomethacin would be Tylenol or acetaminophen. So get a cs that doesn't have acetaminophen in it. Some pharmacists say it's ok to mix NSAID's with acetaminophen, and others say put at least 8 to 12 hours between them. To play safe don't take a cs with acetaminophen. But other than that the actual cough suppressant in otc cs, Dextromethorphan, should be OK. You can also use a Codeine based cs too, just make sure it doesn't contain acetaminophen.
- Indomethacin Information for Consumers
- Indomethacin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Indomethacin (detailed)
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