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Indometacin

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

C01EB03,M01AB01,M02AA23,S01BC01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000053-86-1

Chemical Formula

C19-H16-Cl-N-O4

Molecular Weight

358

Therapeutic Categories

Analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID

Chemical Names

1H-Indole-3-acetic acid, 1-(4-chlorobenzoyl)-5-metoxy-2-metyl- (USP)

1-(p-chlorobenzoyl)-5-metoxy-2-metylindole-3-acetic acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Indometacinum (Latin)
  • Indometacin (German)
  • Indométacine (French)
  • Indometacina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Indometacin (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Indometacina (OS: DCIT)
  • Indométacine (OS: DCF)
  • Indomethacin (OS: USAN)
  • MK 615 (IS)
  • TVX 2322 (IS)
  • Indometacin (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 6)
  • Indométacine (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Indometacinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 6)
  • Indomethacin (PH: USP 41)
  • Indometacin Farnesil (OS: JAN)
  • Indometacine, comp. with N-methylglucamine (IS)
  • Indometacin Sodium (OS: JAN)
  • Indomethacin Sodium (OS: USAN)
  • Indomethacin Sodium (PH: USP 41)

Brand Names

  • Aconip
    Teika Seiyaku, Japan
  • Adco-Indomethacin
    Al Pharm, South Africa
  • Agilisin
    Daiichi Sankyo, Brazil
  • Ai Mei Xing [+ Glucosamine]
    Changzheng-Xinkai Pharmaceutical, China
  • Aliviosin
    Alacan, Spain
  • Andocit
    Medicine Products, Thailand
  • Anglocid
    Anglopak, Pakistan
  • Antalgin
    Medix, Mexico
  • Antirheumatic
    Hwang's, Taiwan
  • Antochin
    New Chemical, Taiwan
  • Ardoson [+ Betametasone, + Methocarbamol]
    Quimica Son's, Mexico
  • Artaxol
    Loeffler, Mexico
  • Arthrexin
    Alphapharm, Australia; Alphapharm, Taiwan; Pharmacare, South Africa
  • Artisid
    Sun, India
  • Artridol [+ Betametasone, + Methocarbamol]
    Rimsa, Mexico
  • Artridol [+ Betamethasone]
    Rimsa, Mexico
  • Artrilona [+ Diazepam]
    Gramón Bagó, Uruguay
  • Artrilona S
    Gramón Bagó, Uruguay
  • Artrinovo
    Llorens, Spain
  • Atrimon [+ Metamizol]
    Irasa, Uruguay
  • Autritis
    Farma 1000, Portugal
  • Betacin
    Be-Tabs Pharmaceuticals, South Africa
  • Bi Nuo
    GuoYao group Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd, China
  • Bincon
    Health Chemical, Taiwan
  • Biometacin
    Bioresearch, Mexico
  • Bonidon
    Mepha, Kuwait
  • Bonidon 1%
    MUP, Egypt
  • Camocid
    Mendoza, Pakistan
  • Catlep
    Teikoku Seiyaku, Japan
  • Cedric
    San Tong, Taiwan
  • Cevimin
    Flupal, Venezuela
  • Chrono-Indocid
    HAC Pharma, France
  • Compound Indometacin - General Pharma [+ Urea]
    General Sanyang Pharmaceutical, China
  • Confortid
    Dumex, Kuwait
  • Cu Algesic [veterinary use]
    Vetpharm, New Zealand
  • Cu-Algesic Equine [veterinary use]
    Ceva Animal Health, Australia
  • Cyeda Cin
    Sinton, Taiwan
  • Defever
    Shyh Dar, Taiwan
  • Dexa Tresortil [+ Dexamethasone]
    E. Denk Ohg, Lebanon
  • Deximet [+ Dexamethasone]
    Quimica Son's, Mexico
  • Di Ke Shi
    Weiwu Guangming Biology Products, China
  • Difmetré [+ Caffeine,+ Prochlorperazine]
    Abbott, Italy; Solvay Pharma, Italy
  • Dolaspray 1%
    Sigma, Egypt
  • Dolcidium
    Laboratoires SMB, Belgium
  • Dolcidium 100mg
    SMB, Luxembourg
  • Dolcidium 50mg
    SMB, Luxembourg
  • Dolcispray
    Laboratoires SMB, Belgium; SMB, Luxembourg
  • Elmego
    Chinta, Thailand
  • Elmetacin
    Atco, Pakistan; Ciclum, Portugal; Daiichi Sankyo, Kuwait; Medinova, Thailand; Pharmafrica, South Africa; Sankyo, Ecuador; Sankyo, Venezuela; Stada, Czech Republic; Stada, Estonia; Stada, Lithuania; Stada, Poland; Stada, Slovakia
  • Elmetacin 1%
    Medinova, Switzerland
  • Elmetacin 10mg/gm
    Sankyo, Oman
  • Endol
    Deva, Turkey
  • Epomet
    Epoch, Pakistan
  • Farcomethacin 1%
    Pharco, Egypt
  • Flexin
    Napp, Lebanon
  • Flexono [+ Aluminium Glycinate]
    Instituto Sanitas, Chile
  • Flogoter
    Aldo Union, Spain
  • Flogoter Retard
    Estedi, Spain
  • Fortathrin
    Gap, Greece
  • Hapstar ID
    Oishi Koseido, Japan
  • He Lin Kou Fu Ye
    He Lin Pharm, China
  • Idomethine
    Kowa Souyaku, Japan
  • Idomethine 1%
    Kowa Souyaku, Japan
  • Imet
    Pacific, Bangladesh
  • Imet SR
    Pacific, Bangladesh
  • Inacid
    Bcn Farma, Spain
  • Inacid Retard
    Bcn Farma, Spain
  • Incin
    Marvi, Pakistan
  • Indacin
    KPL Pharma, Pakistan; Nobelpharma, Japan
  • Indacin 1%
    Memphis Co., Egypt
  • Indaflex
    Andrómaco, Mexico
  • Indalgin
    Taiwan Veterans, Taiwan
  • Indarzona [+ Dexamethasone]
    Streger, Mexico
  • Indecin
    Hua Shin, Taiwan; Meider, Taiwan
  • Indershin
    Fu Seng, Taiwan; Yung Sine, Taiwan
  • Indetole
    Yung Sine, Taiwan
  • Indextol [+ Dexamethasone, + Oleandomycin]
    Balkanpharma, Bulgaria
  • Indo
    Hwang's, Taiwan
  • Indo Top-ratiopharm
    ratiopharm, Germany
  • Indo-A
    Acme, Bangladesh
  • Indo-Artil
    Aster, Uruguay
  • Indobene
    Ratiopharm, Czech Republic; Ratiopharm, Slovakia
  • Indobid
    Adamjee, Pakistan
  • Indobiotic [+ Gentamicin]
    Bausch & Lomb, Turkey; Chauvin Bausch & Lomb, France
  • Indocap
    Asiatic Lab, Bangladesh; Hamaz Pharma, Pakistan
  • Indocid
    Algorithm, Lebanon; Aspen, United Kingdom; Aspen Labs, Mexico; Aspen Pharmacare, Australia; Aspen Pharmacare, Hong Kong; HAC Pharma, France; Iroko, Portugal; Johnson & Johnson, Italy; Kahira, Egypt; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Ecuador; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Kuwait; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Venezuela
  • Indocid 25 mg
    Iroko, Austria
  • Indocid Retard
    Iroko, Portugal
  • Indocid retard 75 mg
    Future Health Pharma, Switzerland; Iroko, Austria
  • Indocin
    Chen Ta, Taiwan; Iroko Pharmaceuticals, United States; Siza, Pakistan
  • Indocine
    Siphat, Tunisia
  • Indocolir
    Bausch & Lomb, Turkey
  • Indocollirio
    Bausch & Lomb IOM, Italy
  • Indocollyre
    Bausch & Lomb, Belgium; Bausch & Lomb, Hong Kong; Bausch + Lomb OPS, Netherlands; Chauvin, Czech Republic; Chauvin, Hong Kong; Chauvin, Lebanon; Chauvin Bausch & Lomb, Bulgaria; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Serbia; Laboratoire Chauvin, Romania
  • Indocollyre 0.1%
    Bausch & Lomb, Luxembourg; Chauvin, Poland; Chauvin Bausch & Lomb, France; Laboratoire Chauvin, Israel
  • Indocollyre 1 mg/ml
    Chauvin, Hungary
  • Indocontin
    Mundipharma, China
  • Indo-CT
    AbZ-Pharma, Germany
  • Indofast 1%
    meivo, Egypt
  • Indoflex
    Perulab, Peru
  • Indogesic
    Dar-Al-Dawa, Tunisia
  • Indogesic 25mg
    Dar Al Dawa, Oman
  • Indol
    Sinphar, Taiwan
  • Indolan
    Laprophan, Tunisia
  • Indom
    Alfa Intes, Italy
  • Indoman
    Berman, Mexico
  • Indomax
    Ziska, Bangladesh
  • Indome
    Yung Shin, Taiwan
  • Indomecin
    Jen Sheng, Taiwan
  • Indomel
    Pharmadex, Kuwait; Pharmadex, Lebanon
  • Indomelan
    Lannacher, Lithuania
  • Indomen
    Yung Shin, Taiwan
  • Indomesa
    Johnson, Taiwan
  • Indomet
    Opsonin, Bangladesh
  • Indomet Lafedar
    Lafedar, Argentina
  • Indomet Retard-Ratiopharm-75
    ratiopharm, Luxembourg
  • Indomet SR
    Opsonin, Bangladesh
  • Indometacin
    Actavis UK, United Kingdom; BioMedix, Japan; Borisovskiy Zavod Medicinskikh Preparatov, Jsc, Georgia; Choseido Pharmaceutical, Japan; Farmaprim, Georgia; Farmavita, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Koa Isei, Japan; Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan; Sanyu Yakuhin, Japan; Sioe Seiyaku, Japan; Torimed, Georgia; Yoshindo, Japan
  • Indometacin - Shyndec Pharm
    Shyndec Pharmaceutical, China
  • Indometacin 1%
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical, Japan; Sawai Seiyaku, Japan
  • Indometacin 100 Berlin-Chemie
    Berlin-Chemie, Lithuania
  • Indometacin Actavis
    Actavis, Lithuania; Actavis UK Ltd, Iceland
  • Indometacin AL
    Aliud Pharma, Germany
  • Indometacin Antibiotice
    Antibiotice, Romania
  • Indometacin Arena
    Arena, Romania
  • Indometacin ATB
    Antibiotice, Romania
  • Indometacin Belupo
    Belupo, Croatia (Hrvatska); Belupo, Macedonia
  • Indometacin Berlin-Chemie
    Berlin-Chemie, Czech Republic; Berlin-Chemie, Slovakia
  • Indometacin Central
    Central Procurement & Supplies Unit, Malta
  • Indometacin Galvex
    Galvex, Slovakia
  • Indometacin Hyperion
    Hyperion, Romania
  • Indometacin Laropharm
    Laropharm, Romania
  • Indometacin MCC
    Magistra, Romania
  • Indometacin MK
    Fiterman, Romania
  • Indometacin Sintofarm
    Sintofarm, Romania
  • Indometacin Sopharma
    Sopharma, Georgia; Sopharma, Latvia
  • Indometacin Sopharma 100mg
    Sopharma, Bulgaria
  • Indometacin Sopharma 10g/100g
    Sopharma, Bulgaria; Vramed, Bulgaria
  • Indometacin Sopharma 25mg
    Sopharma, Bulgaria
  • Indometacin Sopharma 50mg
    Sopharma, Bulgaria
  • Indometacina
    APOTEX, Mexico; Arlex, Mexico
  • Indometacina Farmo Quimica
    Farmo Quimica, Chile
  • Indometacina Genfar
    Genfar, Peru
  • Indometacina Iqfarma
    Iqfarma, Peru
  • Indometacina noas
    Noas Farma, Uruguay
  • Indometacina Pharma Arte
    Pharma Arte, Paraguay
  • Indometacin-Changzhou Siyao
    Siyao Pharmaceuticals, China
  • Indometacine Apotex
    Apotex Nederland, Netherlands
  • Indometacine Aurobindo
    Aurobindo, Netherlands
  • Indometacine CF
    Centrafarm, Netherlands
  • Indometacine I.P.S.
    IPS, Tunisia
  • Indometacine Teva
    Teva Nederland, Netherlands
  • Indometacin-Humanity
    Bliss, Georgia
  • Indometacínový 1%
    Vulm, Slovakia
  • Indometacinum 100 mg
    Sanofi-Aventis, Hungary
  • Indometacinum 25 mg
    Sanofi-Aventis, Hungary
  • Indomethacin
    Amneal Pharmaceuticals, United States; Aurobindo Pharma USA, United States; Avanthi, United States; Bristol Pharma, Bangladesh; Chartwell, United States; Fresenius Kabi, United States; G & W, United States; Geofman, Pakistan; Glenmark Generics, United States; Helix, Pakistan; Heritage, United States; Hetero, United States; Ivax, United States; Jubilant Generics, United States; Mylan, United States; Novast, United States; Sandoz, United States; Sun Pharma, United States; Zydus Pharma, United States
  • Indomethacin adco
    ADCO, Egypt
  • Indomethacin Meider
    Meider, Taiwan
  • Indomethacin misr
    Misr, Egypt
  • Indomethacin Pfoshen
    Pfoshen, Taiwan
  • Indomethacin pharco
    Pharco, Egypt
  • Indomethacin Shou Chan
    Shou Chan, Taiwan
  • Indomethacin Sinphar
    Sinphar, Taiwan
  • Indometin
    Orion Pharma, Finland
  • Indomet-ratiopharm
    ratiopharm, Germany; ratiopharm, Estonia; ratiopharm, Lithuania
  • Indomet-Ratiopharm-100
    Ratiopharm, Luxembourg
  • Indomet-Ratiopharm-25
    Ratiopharm, Luxembourg
  • Indomet-Ratiopharm-50
    Ratiopharm, Luxembourg
  • Indomin
    Chin Teng Pharmaceutical Industrial, Taiwan; Elixir, Bangladesh; Misr, Egypt
  • Indonilo
    Sigma-Tau, Spain
  • Indo-paed
    1 A Pharma, Germany
  • Indopal
    Opalia, Tunisia
  • Indopert L.A.
    Dispert, Uruguay
  • Indophtal 0,1%
    Bausch & Lomb Swiss, Switzerland
  • Indophthalmic
    Rompharm, Georgia
  • Indorem
    Remedica, Cyprus; Remedica, Malta
  • Indorem 25mg
    Remedica, Oman
  • Indorex
    Medimet, Bangladesh
  • Indoseem
    Seema, Bangladesh
  • Indosima
    Sima, Paraguay
  • Indosin
    Sintofarm, Romania
  • Indosun
    Unifarma, Taiwan
  • Indotard 75
    CTS Chemical Industries, Lithuania
  • Indotex
    Rontag, Argentina
  • Indothan
    Hor Chen, Taiwan
  • Indotopic 1%
    Rameda, Egypt
  • Indotrin
    Liferpal, Mexico
  • Indovasin [+ Troxerutin]
    Actavis, Lithuania; Actavis, Latvia; Balkanpharma, Georgia; Balkanpharma, Russian Federation; Balkanpharma-Trojan, Bulgaria
  • Indovenol [+ Rutoside]
    BCPP, Georgia
  • Indovis
    CTS, Israel
  • Indoxen
    Quality Pharm, Hong Kong; Sigma-Tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite, Italy
  • Indoxyl
    Jayson, Bangladesh
  • Indoy
    Hor Chen, Taiwan
  • Indozu
    Yung Chi, Taiwan
  • Indylon
    Medochemie, Cyprus
  • Indylon 25mg
    Medochemie, Oman
  • Inflacin
    Rephco, Bangladesh
  • Inside
    Hisamitsu Seiyaku, Japan
  • Intean
    Shinlon, Taiwan
  • Inteban
    Dainippon, Taiwan; Teikoku Seiyaku, Japan
  • Inteban 1%
    Teikoku Seiyaku, Japan
  • Inteban SP
    Teikoku Seiyaku, Japan
  • Intenacin
    Harasawa Seiyaku, Japan
  • Intenurse
    Toko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Inthacid
    Patron, Taiwan
  • Inthruton
    Tai Yu, Taiwan
  • Intocin
    Kun Ta, Taiwan
  • Intorim
    Interlab Pharmaceutica, Mexico
  • Inzutolin
    Chin Tien, Taiwan
  • Italon
    Offenbach, Mexico
  • Jelindo
    CCPC, Taiwan
  • Korifumecin
    Towa Seiyaku - Wakayama, Japan
  • Laction
    Teika Seiyaku, Japan
  • Li Shin Ning
    Chen Ho, Taiwan
  • Liometacen
    Nile, Egypt
  • Liskocid
    Lisko, Pakistan
  • Lu Qi
    Kangye Pharmaceutical, China
  • Luiflex
    Stada Arzneimittel, Austria
  • Malival
    Silanes, Mexico
  • Malival AP
    Silanes, Mexico
  • Malival Compuesto [+ Methocarbamol]
    Silanes, Dominican Republic; Silanes, El Salvador
  • Malival conpuesto [+ Methocarbamol]
    Silanes, Mexico
  • M-Cin
    MacroPhar, Thailand
  • Meidaxin
    Sine Pharmaceutical, China
  • Metacen
    Promedica, Italy
  • Methacid
    Panion & BF, Taiwan; Uneskolabs, Pakistan
  • Methacil
    Mediceena, Pakistan
  • Methacin
    Hovid, Hong Kong; Nipa, Bangladesh; Purzer, Taiwan
  • Methacin 100
    Simed, Tunisia
  • Methacin 50
    Simed, Tunisia
  • Methatin
    AND, Taiwan
  • Methocid
    Gaco, Bangladesh
  • Metindol
    GlaxoSmithKline, Poland; Meda Pharma, Latvia
  • Metindol GSK
    Glaxo Wellcome, Lithuania
  • Metindol Meda
    SIA Meda Pharma, Lithuania
  • Metindol Pliva
    Pliva, Lithuania
  • Metindol Polfa
    Warszawskie Zaklady Farmaceutyczne Polfa, Lithuania
  • Metindol Retard
    PharmaSwiss, Poland
  • Mikametan
    Mikasa Seiyaku, Japan
  • Mikametan 1%
    Mikasa Seiyaku, Japan
  • Mint-Indomethacin
    Mint Pharmaceuticals, Canada
  • Moviflex
    Deutsche Pharma, Peru
  • Neo-Tonfonrin
    Swiss Pharm, Taiwan
  • PATECS ID
    NIPRO PATCH, China
  • Patetin
    Grape King, Taiwan
  • Pisulou
    Yang Sheng, Taiwan
  • Proarisin
    Maeda Yakuhin, Japan
  • ratio-Indomethacin
    Teva Canada, Canada
  • Referlas
    Century, Taiwan
  • Remicade 100mg
    Medochemie, Oman
  • Reumacap
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh
  • Reumacap SR
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh
  • Reumacid
    Aristopharma, Bangladesh; Aristopharma Ltd, Myanmar
  • Reumacide
    Vitória, Portugal
  • Reumadolor
    Bros, Greece
  • Reusin 1%
    STADA, Spain
  • Rothacin
    Julphar, Kuwait; Julphar, Tunisia
  • Rothacin 25mg
    Julphar, Oman
  • Sandoz Indomethacin
    Sandoz, Canada
  • Satogesic [+ Levomenthol]
    Eisai, Thailand; Sato, Thailand
  • Serastar
    Kyukyu Yakuhin, Japan
  • Servimeta
    Novartis, Bangladesh
  • Sinartril
    ICU VITA, Uruguay
  • Sinartril 100
    ICU VITA, Uruguay
  • Sinartril 80 Retard
    ICU VITA, Uruguay
  • Sportflex
    NeoCare, Belgium
  • Sportflex 1%
    Eurogenerics, Luxembourg
  • Stratasin
    Landsteiner, Mexico
  • Sulon
    Health Chemical, Taiwan
  • Tendinyl
    West Pharma, Tunisia
  • Tenton
    Kojar, Taiwan
  • Teva-Indomethacin
    Teva Canada, Canada
  • Tivorbex
    Iroko Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Tofoanin
    Kuang Nan, Taiwan
  • Tonfonyuanin
    Kuang Nan, Taiwan
  • Uniof
    Roster, Peru
  • VANTELINKOWA [+ Menthol]
    Kowa Shanghai Pharma, China
  • Vi-Gel
    Diamond Lab, Philippines
  • Xantomicin Forte
    Lasca, Paraguay
  • Zempack
    Kyukyu Yakuhin, Japan
  • Dialon
    Eisai, Indonesia
  • Infree
    Eisai, Japan; Eisai, Philippines
  • Infree S
    Eisai, Japan
  • Liometacen
    Chiesi, Pakistan; Promedica, Italy
  • Indocid
    IFET, Greece
  • Indocid PDA
    IFET, Greece; Invida, Australia
  • Indocin
    Recordati Rare Diseases, United States
  • Indocin IV P.D.A
    Ovation, Hong Kong
  • Indomethacin Agila
    Mylan, New Zealand
  • Indomethacin Mylan
    Alphapharm, Australia
  • Indomethacin Sodium
    Hospira, United States; Navinta, United States; West-Ward, United States

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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