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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hopefully, the gout: Attack subsides and you feel better. Indocin (indomethacin) is notorious for creating stomach issues, so the best would be for the Indocin (indomethacin) to work before bothering the stomach. That's why other antiinflammatory medications are often used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer