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Indocin Sr Medication
Should I take allopurinol and indocin (indomethacin) together for gout relief? I have gout often, I just wonder if I can take the drugs together?
See below: This would be best answered by your prescribing doctor since they would know your total health history. ...Read more
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
Can cause gi problem: Colchibe and indomethscin both can cause GI distress. Also problematic for patients with kidney disease. ...Read more
It is possible: Medicines like Indocin (indomethacin) are non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Rarely these are associated with aseptic meningitis. This means that there is inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord but it is not due to an infection. Treatment typically consists of stopping the medicine. ...Read more
Yes: I know of no drug-drug interaction between these 2 medications. You can always have a pharmacist check their computers. But the two medications listed work differently and hence there is no reason why they can't. ...Read more
I'm having my first gout flare as an active 24 y/o. I've been on indocin (indomethacin) for a week, but pain is still between a 6-8/10. Should I ask for another med?
Is it really gout?: If you have involvement of the base of the great toe then the diagnosis will almost always be gout. However, if this joint has never been involved then I would see a rheumatologist. A joint can be aspirated and evaluation of the joint fluid would determine if it is gout or some other form of arthritis. If this is gout, a short course of Prednisone works well. ...Read more
Side effects?: A patient can have an allergy to Indocin as they can also have an allergy to other anti inflammatories and can cause hives, edema, trouble breathing and also side effects can occur which can include skin rashes, abdominal pain, bleeding, fluid retention, diarrhea, and multiple other side effects. ...Read more
What is hemicrania continua? If indocin (indomethacin) does not relieve the pain, do I have any other options?
1-sided headache: Hemicrania = headache on one side; continua means prolonged/continuous pain. Indocin belongs to the antiinflammatory meds and it is often first choice, but does not work for everyone. There are other classes used for this: calcium chanel blockers (i.E verapamil), steroids (prednisone), acetazolamide, and topamax (topiramate) have been used successfully in many patients. So, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
How long does it take for Indocin to work for pain, also is 25 or 50 mg appropriate dosage for moderate OA and herniated disc and annular tear?
I have osteoarthrits and psoriatic arthritis. My fingers are beginning to bend/twist and are quite painful. I take indocin (indomethacin) with little relief. Help!
Ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy medicine with an anti inflammatory medicine (indocin)?
Indocin&benadryl: Yes you can there is no conraindication. ...Read more
Daughter on methotrexate and enbrel and indocin for JRA but hates getting shots every week. Could remicade (infliximab) be a better choice?
An alternative: It is an alternative. However, it still requires being stuck for an IV every 4-8 weeks and sitting in an infusion chair for 2 hours. ...Read more
When would a doctor use remicade (infliximab) when treating jra? Currently on methotrexate, enbrel, indocin, and now. 3 weeks of steroids
Any time: It is always an option if your current meds are no longer effective. Sometimes changing from Enbrel to Remicade (infliximab) yields a better response as one can adjust the Remicade (infliximab) dose to a particular situation. ...Read more
Please help me! I still have fluid in left ear. Have been on prednisone, amoxicillin, indocin, (indomethacin) and eurthyicin as well. Been a month and it's no bette?
Sometimes there is: Still fluid in the ear even after an infection has cleared. It can take quite a while for the fluids to drain especially with congestion. Ear nose ; throat doctors are the specialists in this area. Take care. ...Read more
Would indocin (indomethacin) be better than ibuprofen, diclofenac, or meloxicam, for pain relief in moderate to severe oa in knee, and spine? Thanks!
Not really: All of those are anti-inflammatory medications. One may work better for one person and not the other. Which ever one gives you the best relief is what you should use. Remember all of them can cause stomach and kidney problems if used excessively. Use the minimum amount necessary and if you use them frequently be sure to let your doctor know. ...Read more