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User Reviews for Indocin

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Ankylosing Spondylitis 10.0
1 reviews 144 medications
Frozen Shoulder 10.0
1 reviews 55 medications
Osteoarthritis 9.5
2 reviews 353 medications
Cluster Headaches 9.0
1 reviews 36 medications
Gout, Acute 8.9
10 reviews 85 medications
Rheumatoid Arthritis 8.0
1 reviews 361 medications
Pain 6.6
5 reviews 1117 medications
Back Pain 6.5
2 reviews 177 medications
Sciatica 6.0
1 reviews 281 medications
Bursitis 5.5
2 reviews 76 medications
Summary of Indocin reviews 8.0 26 reviews

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Reviews for Indocin

Kat · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 17, 2019

For Cluster Headaches: “I have cluster headaches and hemicrania continuum which is diagnosed by taking indomethacin. I also have fibromyalgia which means I have really bad reactions to every medication I take and I have to take this twice a day every day. I take the lowest dose possible (25mg twice daily) even though it doesn’t give me 100% relief it gives me about 95% and I know there’s bad side effects but as long as I eat a full meal before I take it I have not experienced anything other than my face having a little rash, but I don’t have any of the other problems. As soon as I quit taking it it just comes back so to me this is a lifesaver that is worth the slight rash!”

9 / 10
SoMD · Taken for less than 1 month December 26, 2017

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 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month November 3, 2016

For Bursitis: “Got some notable relief from bursitis pain in the shoulder but side effects became unbearable an hour after each dose. Lightheadedness upon standing, fatigue, abdominal nausea and cramping. Dr. changed to Prednisone 20mg with immediate results and no side effects.”

3 / 10
K.D. · Taken for less than 1 month December 3, 2015

For Back Pain: “I have chronic pain from back surgery. Added this med and pain is finally under control. Thank you so much.”

10 / 10
EddieZ2000 December 11, 2014

For Gout, Acute: “The best working medicine for my Gout. Pain reduced 95% within the first hour. I've tried steroid packs and other medicines but this works and works fast. No side effects for me but I follow directions and usually have some food in my stomach before taking.”

10 / 10
Renndodo · Taken for less than 1 month May 18, 2014

For Gout, Acute: “Within 24hrs pain and swelling decreased significantly from 10 to 3 on pain scale. My only side effect was diarrhea.”

9 / 10
kloon · Taken for less than 1 month March 9, 2014

For Gout, Acute: “This is great a couple of hours and the pain was gone.”

9 / 10
GL Jenkins · Taken for less than 1 month October 10, 2013

For Gout, Acute: “Good results for gout within a day or so of treatment. Relieved pain very rapidly, but a bit slower dealing with the swelling. ”

9 / 10
kenE4 June 17, 2013

For Ankylosing Spondylitis: “Indomethicin ER 75 mg extended release capsules have worked best for me.”

10 / 10
StevieBloom · Taken for less than 1 month May 19, 2013

For Gout, Acute: “After 3 days of initial Prednisone 20mg, the 1st day of Indocin I went from 8-2 on the pain scale! I was so grateful! And NO side effects!”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 25, 2012

For Osteoarthritis: “150 mg per day has left my knees completely pain free! Unfortunately, now my dr. wants me to take less, to avoid doing damage to my stomach.”

10 / 10
60srocker · Taken for less than 1 month September 11, 2012

For Gout, Acute: “Naproxen and Ibuprofen helped, but didn't stop my gout attack. Indocin made the attack go away in a day!”

10 / 10
rsownbey February 15, 2012

For Gout, Acute: “Knocks the pain out within a day or two.”

10 / 10
Anonymous December 7, 2011

For Frozen Shoulder: “It works.”

10 / 10
Anonymous November 5, 2011

For Gout, Acute: “This medicine took the pain away very quickly, but then I had ringing in my ear which was very annoying. I stopped taking because I could not take this side effect.”

8 / 10
Mz.Doodle May 4, 2011

For Pain: “I would like to say that I went to the E.R and they couldn't find out why I was having the chest pains also PE (pulmonary embolism) had been ruled out. Every time I took a breath it was so painful they were giving me morphine every hour the pain would not subside, so I went to my primary care physician and he diagnosed me with pleurisy which is a inflammation of the lining of your lungs so he prescribed Indocin for me and after one day I started getting serious relief.”

8 / 10
mome1226 February 18, 2011

For Back Pain: “I have battled with scoliosis for 15 years and have been given all kinds of nsaids to help with the pain.. This was the most recent and it has done nothing for the pain I'm experiencing.”

3 / 10
Anonymous January 14, 2011

For Pain: “It did help for pain, but I had to discontinue use due to many side effects.”

8 / 10
Anonymous November 15, 2010

For Bursitis: “I have been diagnosed with bursitis in my right heal and I got great relief after taking Indocin for about two days. It is not as painful.”

8 / 10
Gennysmom September 5, 2010

For Pain: “I can not longer use Imitrex or related drugs for migraine pain due to heart issues. In searching for an alternative migraine treatment, my doctor prescribed Indocin. Alone Indocin can't relieve migraine pain, but combined with Midrin, I get relief. I'm in the midst of weekly migraines. They had been reduced with Midrin, but still lasted days. Now, combining the two, I can break the migraine cycle.”

5 / 10
goutreview June 21, 2010

For Gout, Acute: “Indocin or indomethacin in my opinion is very effective in relieving gout symptoms. Taking 25mg at my first opportunity (the point where I convince myself that I did nothing to stub my toe and it is a gout attack) quickly reduces the pain. I have not experienced the stomach pains or paranoia that the previous post talks about. I always take this medicine with food and drink as directed by my physician.”

10 / 10
Amoeba1 April 29, 2010

For Sciatica: “Indocin is fairly good but I am uncertain of drug reactions.”

6 / 10
Anonymous December 19, 2009

For Gout, Acute: “Gives good relief but gives stomach pains side effect and paranoia side effect if taken more than 3 days”

4 / 10
FM2 October 10, 2009

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “Before taking Indocin aches and pain are felt throughout my joints. When I take it at night I sleep better and the following day I feel the pain is diminished by 60% or better. I stop taking them after 3 to 4 days and start when the pain gets unbearable.”

8 / 10
Anonymous July 26, 2008

For Pain: “If your stomach can tolerate this it is great for arthritis. I have taken for over 20 years. Everytime I try anything else I end up in pain.”

10 / 10