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Is expired indomethacin safe?

Is expired indomethacin safe?

May not be: It would be wiser to get a new prescriptions. There may be some leeway with the expiration dates, but it's better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

Dr. Norman Rizk
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Indomethacin (Definition)

It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) that at low dose is more caustic, but also stronger than ...Read more


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Anyone prescribed indomethacin lately?

Why?: I have, for gout and other kinds of arthritis. The drug can cause side effects more than other nsaids so it should be used cautiously. A rheumatologist treats arthritis and uses this medicine and others like it. ...Read more

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How long does indomethacin stay in the body?

How long does indomethacin stay in the body?

12 hours!: Usually given three times daily, but last about 12 hours! ...Read more

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How long does indomethacin stay in your body?

How long does indomethacin stay in your body?

12 hours and gone!: Usually taken every eight hours, but some still lingers! ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: indomethacin?

Please describe the medication: indomethacin?

Anti-inflammatory: It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) that at low dose is more caustic, but also stronger than most of non-specific nsaids. ...Read more

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What kind of pill is indomethacin or kalixa? What are they for?

An NSAID: Indomethacin is one of the earlier nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It appears a little stronger but has more side effects. Never heard of kalixa in a medical setting. ...Read more

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How do you take indomethacin for gout?

How do you take indomethacin for gout?

Depends: It depends on the strength prescribed.

I usually prescribe 50mg three times daily. ...Read more

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Anybody ever tried indomethacin for gout?

Can help: Indomethacin can help for the acute phase. Cortisone injections can provide even faster relief. For recurrent episodes of gout see your family doctor to determine the underlying cause and develop a plan for prevention. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of indomethacin?

What are the possible side effects of indomethacin?

GI, CNS, cardiac: This may be the most challenging of the nsaids, with 30% of people stopping it for side effects. Ulcers, confusion, heart failure are just some of the major side effects. ...Read more

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How long does indocin (indomethacin) stays in your system?

Varies (up to 12 hrs): Indocin (indomethacin) can generally last in the system from 1 hour up to 12 hrs and may be even longer in elderly. Report any dark stools/ abdominal discomfort to your doctor. ...Read more

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How long after I stopped taking indomethacin can I take a real pain pill?

How long after I stopped taking indomethacin can I take a real pain pill?

Immediately: Indomethacin is an antiinflammatory pill. One can take a pain pill and an antiinflammatory pill at the sametime. This is often the case after someone undergoes a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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My indomethacin 'expired' in 2014. My gout is flaring up. Can I still take it?

Probably OK: Drug expiration dates reflect the time of proved safety and effectiveness. In almost all cases, the drug remains potent and safe for much longer (often many years), if it hasn't been exposed to high heat for long periods (like a car's glove compartment in summer). It's always safest to use drugs before the experiation date, but most likely the expired indomethacin will work just fine. ...Read more

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1st time gout, prescribed indomethacin (25 mg 3-per day). was told to stop when symptom alleviate. When stop, the symptom back. Been 3 wks. Wht to do?

1st time gout, prescribed indomethacin (25 mg 3-per day). was told to stop when symptom alleviate. When stop, the symptom back. Been 3 wks. Wht to do?

See details: How do you know it is gout? Was the joint aspirated and crystals found.? Was the joint at the base of the great toe involved? If it is gout, Indomethacin should be continued until the attack totally resolves. Then a combination of Colcrys and Allopurinol started to normalize serum uric acid. ...Read more

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How does indomethacin compare with percocet?

How does indomethacin compare with percocet?

Different: Indomethacin is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug. Percocet is a narcotic analgesic. Both can be effective, however consult with your doctor for the best treatment approach. ...Read more

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What side effects can indocin (indomethacin) have?

Various types: It is an NSAID and each NSAID has common effects like GI upset, increase in blood pressure and decrease in renal function. Indocin (indomethacin) can cause certain other symptoms more often than other nsaids. You need to discuss this with your physician and understand why it is used and what other alternatives you have. ...Read more

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Can you take indocin (indomethacin) before a surgery?

Safer Not To: Depending on how long before surgery you're talking about, it may be safe. More than 24 hours before surgery, you're probably safe. After that point, you're better off not taking it to avoid bleeding risks associated with that type of drug. ...Read more

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Can I take cold medicine while on indocin (indomethacin)?

Just don't combine..: Yes, but don't combine Indocin (indomethacin) with any agent that has an anti inflammatory in it, such as Advil Cold and Sinus, as the combination of anti inflammatories can be harmful to your stomach. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Indocin (indomethacin)?

See details: GI irritation is most common and includes gastritis, ulcers and bleeds. Headache is also common. It can occasionally increase blood pressure or reduce kidney function. ...Read more

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Can you take hydroco-tylenol and indomethacin at the same time?

Can you take hydroco-tylenol and indomethacin at the same time?

Yes: No problems doing so.

The question to ask is whether it's all for the same cause of pain - if it is, then what doctors sometimes do is stay with one drug and increase its dose rather than adding another.

However, if they're for two separate causes of pain - like the indomethacin is for gout inflammation and hydrocodone/Tylenol for something else - then having both sounds especially reasonable. ...Read more

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Can I take colchicine with indocin (indomethacin) together without any interactions?

Can I take colchicine with indocin (indomethacin) together without any interactions?

Can cause gi problem: Colchibe and indomethscin both can cause GI distress. Also problematic for patients with kidney disease. ...Read more

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I was given apo-indomethacin to treat pain from gout, and now I have a big doubt about it?

You shouldn't: I am not sure what you are doubting as you did not say. Rest assured, Indomethacin is a common medication employed in gout conditions. It is the antiinflammatory of choice employed by most doctors. Apo - implies it was a brand name. One of the common side effects is frontal headaches, specific for this medication. All nsaid's (anti-inflammatory) carry certain risks. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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