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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?

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
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

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  5. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Indocin® (indomethacin)