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User Reviews for Indomethacin

Also known as: Indocin, Indocin IV, Indocin SR, Tivorbex

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For Gout, Acute: "I've had gout about twice a year for 40 years. Before I got indocin I was in so much pain I had to crawl to the bathroom. Two indocin at the beginning of an attack prevents the attack. The swelling goes down to zero and I can walk without pain a few hours later. If I let it go and try to fix it after my foot is swelled up and I can no longer walk it will take about two days to fix by taking indocin twice a day. It's a real miracle medicine. To me it's about 500 times better than ibuprofen but it does cause stomach problems so I take also take a prilosec with it and I'm good to go."

   
9.0

Lucius (taken for 10 years or more) August 14, 2018

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For Bursitis: "I use this drug mainly for back pain and sometimes arthritis, I think I have bursitis and I took this along with a Tramadol 50 and was amazed at how it made the pain almost disappear. Indomethacin is a very old drug, has been around for a long time and sometimes does hurt your stomach but I haven't had that problem and I wish more doctors would prescribe it, just b/c it's old doesn't mean it doesn't work...just like the rest of us lol."

   
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Baloney (taken for 10 years or more) August 12, 2018

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For Gout, Acute: "I am 64 yr old male at 145 pounds. I saw podiatrist (DPM) at 2:30pm on day 1. My pain was at a 7. I had my 1st 50mg capsule of indomethacin at 5pm. By 9pm my pain was at a 9. I took a pain pill because, I could not tolerate the pain any longer. My prescription was 3 - 50mg capsules a day. Day 2 my pain was down to a 3 and foot was still swollen. On day 3 my foot was better and I took my first capsule at 6:30am, by 9am I was nauseous and vomiting. I felt light headed and awful. I was nauseous for several hours and light headed most of the day with an awful headache. I finally started feeling better 12 hours later at 9pm. After 5th capsule I got sick as a dog. I stopped the medication, it was not worth it."

   
2.0

AL C (taken for less than 1 month) August 3, 2018

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For Ankylosing Spondylitis: "Better hope you're not taking this when AS associated colitis kicks in. You think you're dying. I haven't returned to this drug in years. I lost my job when it kicked in. Couldn't get off the toilet. Now my guts are full of blood. Beware."

   
6.0

James (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 29, 2018

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For Gout, Acute: "I would highly recommend you check what meds you are on and any drug interactions you may have. I almost flat lined - no lie. I was only 33 at the time and I have never took it again and no problems. I take cherry pills that help and do not drink soda. They say it's called the rich mans diet I believe it's the poor man's diet. Just eat healthy. "

   
1.0

Jake the snake (taken for less than 1 month) May 12, 2018

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For Gout, Acute: "I took it and after 3 hrs and a bad stomach ache (side effect) and then I began to feel relief. I slept thru the night and woke up with slight pain but I could walk. Just took 2nd pill this morning. This is working so far my pain went from a 10 to a 3 on scale of 1 to 10. Not kidding or making this up It's giving me excellent relief so far."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) April 3, 2018

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For Gout, Acute: "Wow, I can't believe how fast this medicine work. Two pills and pain gone. Awesome ask your Dr fir this medication. Male 42 years old"

   
10

Emedina (taken for less than 1 month) March 4, 2018

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For Gout, Acute: "this stuff doesn't touch my gout, I need a drug that lowers uric acid"

   
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G2017 February 3, 2018

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For Back Pain: "forty years ago I took a course of indocin for degenerative spinal arthritis. I have been trying to get someone to listen to what happened but no one seems interested. Okay. The arthritis disappeared and has not recurred. I am 81 now. Also, at the time, I had been having monthly recurring cold sores- had even developed scar tissue on lip. After the indocin, no cold sores for 40 years. It can't be a coincidence!"

Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) January 13, 2018

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Tivorbex (indomethacin) for Pain: "I only took 2 the first day prescribed. I noticed my heart feeling weird during the day, had trouble falling asleep, and when I woke up the next morning, my face and neck were really red and irritated. I looked and felt like I had a bad sunburn. I did not take any after that."

Heel pain (taken for less than 1 month) December 31, 2017

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Indocin (indomethacin) for Pain: "Excrutiating pain in elbow Elbow (inflamation, pain, swelling, heat )with no injury. Pronounced swelling from hand to shoulder, elbow area extremely hot to touch. Diagnosis - tendonitis. Cortisone shot given, RICE advised, Indocin 50mg prescribed. Full course taken with no resolve. Had better results with ibuprofen 600mg but am still off work and in agony 20 days later."

   
2.0

SoMD (taken for less than 1 month) December 26, 2017

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For Gout, Acute: "This works so fast, it's such a relief. In the UK Dr's are so reluctant to supply because of stomach problems. But who wants to take colchicine and wait 4- 5 days for relief, when taken every couple of hours with a small amount of food, indometicin will give relief in 12 hours. Time on medication below is ridiculous"

callisto December 3, 2017

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For Cluster Headaches: "I have hemicrania headaches since 2005. Tried everything and indomethicin works, only problem now is chronic kidney disease. Trying to find alternative drug, extremely scared of further debilitating headaches. Taking 50mg 3x daily, cut down from 4x daily seems to work."

   
9.0

wp November 26, 2017

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For Gout, Acute: "Started reducing swelling after 1st dose During severe gout attack in foot. After 2 days of 6hr spaced doses pain is gone and foot swelling is not visible. I would recommend for quick gout relief"

   
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D1978 October 27, 2017

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For Gout, Acute: "Have had several gout flare ups in the past but didn't know it. The pain was excruciating, as others have said couldn't even put a sheet over my right foot big toe. Hopping to the bathroom like a Kangaroo during the night. At times the pain was so bad I had to crawl to the bathroom. And at 3AM., it ain't funny. I determined that eating chicken livers/lots of protein and beer did me in. Went to my Doctor and he told me it was probably gout. He prescribed indomethacin 50 mg., three times a day with food in your stomach. Said he'd be on the Golf course and to let him know if I was still crawling to the bathroom. Well... it worked! The pain was significantly reduced in a matter hrs."

   
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bigrin (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2017

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For Gout, Acute: "Having suffered gout a couple of times a year, indomethacin was my drug of choice, combined with omeprazole to protect the stomach. Although it did often make me drowsy and slightly upset my stomach, the pain relief was quick and inflammation would ease quickly. BUT... always continue to take the prescribed dose until the flare up has completely cleared. This time I didn't and it came back with a vengenance, to the point indo had no effect. Now on colchicine instead which, after 24 hours, has had no effect and does not relief pain so I am in agony (GP never thought of that!). Praying this new drug begins to work soon - two nights without sleep.. keep taking the indomethacin until everything has gone... Am starting anapurirnol ASAP"

   
7.0

Fred2017 July 26, 2017

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For Gout, Acute: "I had a gout attack, first time about 4 months ago. Just had another yesterday. My right foot big toe, and the ball of my foot. The pain was so severe I couldn't barely walk. Excruciating horrible pain. After taking the first pill I had relief hours later, the pain subsided so drastically and fast I couldn't believe it. The pain in my foot was identical in both gout attacks. Good thing I didn't throw the medicine away. I just took my third dose and am almost back to normal. This medicine worked great for me. With similar, FAST results both time."

   
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G. B. (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 22, 2017

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For Gout, Acute: "first attack was 6 months ago. horrible pain, naturally on the weekend. On the 3rd day got 75 mg pills - felt 99% better next day !!! Twice since then gout started up but I started taking it again and it was CURED in under 12 hours!!!!"

   
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I am 60, male uverweight. June 21, 2017

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For Ankylosing Spondylitis: "Was prescribed two 75mg SR (morning and evening) and felt very drowsy and tired every morning. Switched to 1x per day (evening) and get almost the same benefit and feel fine. Other NSAID drugs did not reduce AS inflammation for me. In combination with Enbrel the indomethacin has controlled my AS for 12 years now. Minimal pain and I can run and exercise."

   
7.0

heemskn (taken for 10 years or more) May 30, 2017

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For Gout, Acute: "I've had it off and on since 22yrs old. I'm 57 now and its harder to get rid of now. Indocin does help me and I take it minimally. It actually lifts my mood as well as reducing the inflammation but can cause a buzzed type feeling. I can tell all gout suffers to steer clear of High Fructose Corn Syrup as much as possible! Avoid any soda pop as well."

   
8.0

Fredwithgout (taken for 10 years or more) May 3, 2017

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For Gout, Acute: "4 days and no change"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) March 30, 2017

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For Cluster Headaches: "I have hemicrania continua since 1999. First attempt of indo made me ten foot tall. Second attempt when I had stopped working worked fine. Indo completely got rid of the pain after a few days of taking it. Trouble is two years later I forgot to take it one day and the pain is back with a vengeance. Neurologist reckoned it should start working again after 6 weeks but it hasn't. Now taking carbamazepine for trigemenial neuralgia."

   
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Dawnthomson (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 1, 2017

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For Gout, Acute: "Have had regular flareups over last 10 years or so, starting in left, big toe, then whole of left ankle and now left knee. At each flareup, Indomethcin has mostly worked effectively containing the pain, even capsules that are 5 years old. The only side-effect is drowsiness just after taking it, but the upside of that is that I'm certain of relief, because on the rare chance that there was no relief, there was also no drowsiness."

   
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Ausves (taken for 10 years or more) February 16, 2017

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For Gout, Acute: "Wicked Apple was my poison( a fine ale!), after that in about 12 hours I began to hurt, and in 18 hours there was no relief in the pain. I took my Colcrys (0.6) as prescribed, starting at 11pm, 12, and again at 2 am (about 15 hours after I had my one and only Wicked Apple) 20 hours later, it is all I can do to walk into the Dr's office still in terrible pain. The Dr gave me an injection of METHYLPRENISOLONE ACETATE (40mg) and prescribed Indomethacin. By 22 hours I was feeling better, by 24 I was walking again, 26 hours I could stand in the shower. It could have been the combination of the three drugs I have in my system, but 36 hours later, there is no pain and I only had one pill! I still have swelling, but no pain! Thank You!!"

   
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Chucklgit January 24, 2017

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For Cluster Headaches: "So far so good. After try many otc medications and prescription drugs this seems to be a good therapy for me. Hope this helps."

   
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Nunez1965 January 23, 2017

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