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Indomethacin

Indomethacin Information

Indomethacin Benefits & Uses

Indomethacin is used to treat the following -

Indomethacin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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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?

Pregnant womens are facing so much difficulty, after taking Indomethacin. So strictly do not take without doctor advice.

Severe

Is the use of Indomethacin safe during breastfeeding?

Indomethacin may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Indomethacin on the Kidneys?

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

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?

You may experience side effects on your heart after taking Indomethacin. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

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?

No, Indomethacin is not habit forming.

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

Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Indomethacin since it does not cause drowsiness.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Indomethacin.

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.

नहीं

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

Consumption of alcohol and Indomethacin together may have severe effects on your health.

Severe

Indomethacin से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल 5 months पहले

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.

सवाल 6 months पहले

Does Indomethacin cause nausea and vomiting?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD, Pulmonology

Yes, Indomethacin can cause nausea and vomiting. It is a common side of this drug. However, if you experience severe nausea & vomiting after consuming this drug then do not hesitate to inform a doctor without further delay.

सवाल 10 months पहले

Does Indomethacin cause water retention (fluid retention or edema)?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Indomethacin can cause water retention (fluid retention or edema). It is a common side effect of this drug. However, if you are experiencing water retention ( fluid retention or edema) after consuming this drug then do not hesitate to inform a doctor without further delay.

सवाल 7 months पहले

Does Indomethacin increase blood pressure (BP)?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Indomethacin can increase blood pressure (BP) in some people, if taken a high dose. It may increase the chance of stroke and heart attack. Your healthcare practitioner will regularly monitor your blood pressure from time to time, to make sure that it is safe to use for your condition.

सवाल 12 months पहले

Can I take Indomethacin without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS, General Physician

Indomethacin is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful to consume this medicine if you don't require it.

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References

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