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Basic information about Indocin (Indomethacin)
Indocin (Indomethacin) is often prescribed in order to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
As an NSAID Indomethacin acts by blocking certain substances in the body that are linked to inflammation.
We recommend store Indocin (Indomethacin) at room temperature. You should store Indocin far from moisture and heat, and far from children and pets.
If you have any doubts about Indomethacin, don't hesitate to visit your health care provider. You may also ask our support - Ask Question
If think that you take too much this medicine call your nurse as soon as you can
Warnings and Precautions about Indocin (Indomethacin)
If you have a history of serious diseases, you should call your health care professional prior to intake of Indocin (Indomethacin).
All of us should necessarily be aware that nearly all remedy can lead to side effects if it is taken by wrong schedule, or you are allergic to it.
Nevertheless, most people do not experience any side effects. Indocin (Indomethacin) is a safe and effective remedy that is used to improve condition of patients suffering from moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
The most common reported side effects are:
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
* nausea, gas, diarrhea, headache, heartburn, stomach upset, constipation, dizziness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
* numbness of an arm or leg, vision or speech changes, shortness of breath, one-sided weakness, ringing in the ears, change in the amount of urine produced, yellowing of the skin or eyes, depression, mental or mood changes, severe or persistent stomach pain or nausea, sudden or unexplained weight gain, red swollen blistered or peeling skin, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, fever chills or persistent sore throat, swelling of hands legs or feet, severe headache or dizziness, fast or irregular heartbeat, unusual tiredness or weakness, seizures, dark urine, unusual bruising or bleeding, bloody or black tarry stools, severe vomiting, severe allergic reactions (hives, trouble breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth face lips or tongue, itching, rash.) , chest pain, unusual joint or muscle pain, fainting, confusion.
Do not use Indocin if:
* you are taking diflunisal, another NSAID (e.g., ibuprofen), or triamterene;
* you have recently had or will be having bypass heart surgery;
* you are allergic to any ingredient in Indocin;
* you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy;
* you have had a severe allergic reaction (e.g., severe rash, hives, trouble breathing, growths in the nose, dizziness) to aspirin or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (e.g., ibuprofen, celecoxib);
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
* Do not take aspirin while you are using Indocin unless your doctor tells you to.
* Indocin may cause dizziness or drowsiness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Indocin with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
* Use Indocin with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
* Lab tests, including kidney function, complete blood cell counts, and blood pressure, may be performed while you use Indocin. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
* Do not take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
* Indocin may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know that you take Indocin.
* Indocin is an NSAID. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has an NSAID (e.g., ibuprofen) in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
* Serious stomach ulcers or bleeding can occur with the use of Indocin. Taking it in high doses or for a long time, smoking, or drinking alcohol increases the risk of these side effects. Taking Indocin with food will not reduce the risk of these effects. Contact your doctor or emergency room at once if you develop severe stomach or back pain; black, tarry stools; vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds; *********or unusual weight gain or swelling.************
- Indomethacin Information for Consumers
- Indomethacin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Indomethacin (detailed)
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