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Indomethacin (in doe meth a sin)

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The drug indomethacin is Nonsteroidalanti-inflammatory drug. It behaves as pain killer. This drug is used in relieving from moderate to severe pain, rigidity and swelling due to osteoarthritis and joint pain. This medication is having a use in the testament of discomfort and inflammation in the shoulder that are caused by bursitis.

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90 Capsule Imitrex 50Mg $0.10 $9.00
90 Capsule Indocin 50mg $0.13 $12.00
30 Capsule Indocin 75mg (Extended Release) $0.62 $18.60
90 Capsule Indocin 75mg (Extended Release) $0.62 $55.80


The drug Indocin is a cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes inhibitor. When injury happens, the enzyme is used in the conversion of Arachidonic acid to prostaglandin chemical that causes pain,fever,irritation and platelet aggregation. The further production of prostaglandin can be stopped. It also inhibits phospholipase enzyme responsible for releasing Arachidonic acid from phospholipids.

Uses of Indocin:

The drug is used in treatment of pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, tendinitis and bursitis.

Contraindicationsof Indocin:

The drug is strictly contraindicated in the following conditions:

  • Ulcer disease, allergic to indomethacin or other ingredients.
  • In case of renal damage or kids who are under two years of age.

How to use:

The medication should not be taken in larger amounts.  The drug should be taken with food or milk to lessen stomach upset. Breaking or opening of pill would cause too much of drug to be released at one time. The oral suspension (liquid) should be shaked well before use.

Drug interactionsof Indocin:

Indomethacin shows interaction with lithium, Cholestyramine, other NSAIDs.

Side effects:

The side effects of the medication are:

  • The common side effects are nausea, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, impatience of rectum, ringing in the ears.
  • Serious side effects are: fever, eruption,rash,itching, hives, complexity in swallowing and inhalation, pale skin and harshness, pain in back, painful urination and abnormal vision etc.

Precautions of Indocin:

Some of the necessary precautions that are need to be taken while using the medication is:

  • If the person is allergic to medication or NSAIDs like ibuprofen or any inactive ingredients of indomethacin.
  • If the person is taking vitamins or herbal products.
  • In case of dental surgery.
  • Use of alcohol should be avoided.
  • Driving should not be done or machines should not be used during the use of medication.

Dosage of Indocin:

This medication is available as capsule in doses of 50 mg and also in form of extended release capsules 75 mg which is to be taken orally. The maximum dose should not exceed 200mg in a day.

Missed dose of Indocin:

The missed dose should be taken as soon as remember. If the time of next dose has been achieved, the missed does is skipped and the next dosing schedule is followed. Two doses should not be taken at the same time.

Over dose of Indocin:

Overdosing should not be case if overdosing symptoms like nausea, headache,wooziness, extreme fatigue, feeling of numbness and seizures etc.

Storage conditions of Indocin:

This drug should be stored at room temperature. It should be kept away from the direct contact of heat and moisture. The drug should be kept away from the reach of children.