Indomethacin

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  1. Indomethacin Benefits & Uses
  2. Indomethacin Dosage & How to Take
  3. Indomethacin Side Effects
  4. Indomethacin Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Indomethacin with Other Drugs
  6. Indomethacin Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Indomethacin
  8. Indomethacin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Indomethacin Benefits & Uses

Indomethacin is used to treat the following -

  1. जोड़ों में दर्द (और पढ़ें - जोड़ों में दर्द के घरेलू उपाय)
  2. मांसपेशियों में दर्द (और पढ़ें - मांसपेशियों में दर्द के घरेलू उपाय)
  3. ऑस्टियोआर्थराइटिस Primary
  4. रूमेटाइड आर्थराइटिस Primary
  5. स्पॉन्डिलाइटिस
  6. गाउट
  7. बर्साइटिस
  8. दर्द Primary
  9. टांगों में दर्द
  10. बदन दर्द (और पढ़ें - बदन दर्द के घरेलू उपाय)

Indomethacin Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Indomethacin

Indomethacin

Indomethacin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Indomethacin is used -

  1. Dizziness Mild
  2. Weight gain
  3. Decreased Uric Acid Level
  4. Stomach ache Moderate
  5. Diarrhoea
  6. Indigestion Moderate
  7. Skin Rash Moderate
  8. Nausea or vomiting
  9. Fever Mild

Indomethacin Related Warnings

Is the use of Indomethacin safe for pregnant women?

Indomethacin should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

Severe

Is the use of Indomethacin safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Indomethacin. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

Severe

What is the effect of Indomethacin on the Kidneys?

There may be some severe side effects of Indomethacin on your kidney. Do not take it unless a doctor says so.

Severe

What is the effect of Indomethacin on the Liver?

Indomethacin can cause side effects that could harm the liver. So medical advice before taking it is necessary.

Severe

What is the effect of Indomethacin on the Heart?

There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Indomethacin. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Indomethacin with Other Drugs

Indomethacin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Indomethacin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Indomethacin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Bleeding
  3. Asthma
  4. Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  5. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  6. Edema
  7. Skin Rash
  8. Heart Failure
  9. Rasmussen's Encephalitis
  10. Liver Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Indomethacin

Is this Indomethacin habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Indomethacin has not been reported.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Indomethacin will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

Safe

Is it safe?

Indomethacin should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Indomethacin for mental disorders.

No

Indomethacin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Indomethacin

Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Indomethacin together with food.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Indomethacin

Taking alcohol with Indomethacin can be dangerous.

Severe

Indomethacin FAQs

Question about 1 year ago

Can I take Indomethacin with ibuprofen?

It is recommended to avoid taking Indomethacin with ibuprofen because both of them belongs to the same category which may increase the risk of side effects associated with the GIT (Gastrointestinal tract). Hence you must consult a doctor before taking these two medicines together.

Question over 1 year ago

Does Indomethacin cause constipation?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Indomethacin causes constipation. It is a common side effect of this drug. However, if you experience severe constipation after taking this medicine, please consult your doctor immediately and follow his/her instructions.

Question about 2 years ago

Can I discontinue Indomethacin on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

No, Indomethacin is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful to the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because Indomethacin can cause severe intestinal bleeding, severe allergic reaction, and severe stomach problem. Hence, the patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself.

Question almost 2 years ago

Does Indomethacin cause weight fluctuations (weight gain or loss)?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Indomethacin can cause weight fluctuations (weight gain or loss). It is uncommon side effects of this drug and it occurs only in few cases. If you are experiencing rapid weight fluctuation after taking this drug then please inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

Question over 1 year ago

Is Indomethacin safe for diabetics?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

No, Indomethacin is not safe for the diabetic patient, may cause harmful effects on them because Indomethacin inhibit the secretion of insulin. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine, if you are diabetic.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

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