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Dr. Norman Rizk
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Indomethacin (Overview)

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.


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What type of drug is indomethacin tablets? Is it dangerous? Can we use it to reduce joint pains? Please give me full information about this tablets.

What type of drug is indomethacin tablets? Is it dangerous? Can we use it to reduce joint pains? Please give me full information about this tablets.

Anti-inflammatory: It is a very potent anti-inflammatory medication with a high incidence of side effects including edema, ulcer and neurological. It has been largely superceeded by newer agents which are not as caustic. ...Read more

Dr. Norman Rizk
454 Doctors shared insights

Indomethacin (Overview)

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.


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Can someone please explain to me what Benign Paroxysmal Hemicrania is exactly? I get bad migraines that ONLY respond to Toradol in ER or Indomethacin

Can someone please explain to me what Benign Paroxysmal Hemicrania is exactly? I get bad migraines that ONLY respond to Toradol in ER or Indomethacin

Hemicrania: Hemicrania is a form of headache that is similar to migraine and cluster headaches. It normally occurs on one side, and there may be tears, a stuffy nose, or eyelid changes. It responds to indomethacin, normally the other two kinds of headaches do not.

http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/hemicrania_continua/hemicrania_continua. Htm ...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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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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Can you use indomethacin with misoprostol tablets to treat arthritis?

Can you use indomethacin with misoprostol tablets to treat arthritis?

Indometh for gout: While the combination of nsaids with Misoprostol can help relieve the inflammation caused by arthritis one should consult with their doctor about the best nsaid. This is because long term use of nsaid's also carry potential risks for renal, cardiac and GI issues. Cox 2 inhibitors have also been found effective for arthritis and now diclofenac which is an NSAID is available as a gel and a patc. ...Read more

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Diabetes insipidus. May end up on desmopressin as hctz/indomethacin didn't work. How much should I expect to pay (no insurance)?

Diabetes Insipidus: Des oppression is available as a branded or generic formulation, nasal spray, or vial. Tablets cost from $1.30 to $1.50 each. A 5ml spray is $100-150. Depending on the severity of the di, no medication is needed, or small doses can be prescribed. Primary polydipsia is generally not treated with desmopressin. ...Read more

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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

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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 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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Starting indomethacin (25mg 3x) for post concussion headache, was on fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). Already on topamax (25mg 2x) for migraine. Interactions? I am 5'4" 107 lbs

Starting indomethacin (25mg 3x) for post concussion headache, was on fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). Already on topamax (25mg 2x) for migraine. Interactions? I am 5'4" 107 lbs

Seek a neuromuscular: Taking medications is like giving a bandaid instead of stitches seek a neurologist to find out why you have migraines it is quite possible it maybe due to your bite look for a neuromuscular dentist in your area. ...Read more

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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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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

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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?

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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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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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?

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

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I had a noticeable headache prior to taking my 75 mg er indomethacin capsule. Now it is going away. I've noticed this in the past.

I had a noticeable headache prior to taking my 75 mg er indomethacin capsule. Now it is going away. I've noticed this in the past.

Indometha-analgesic: Whatever reason you are taking indomethacin because it is an analgesic it will receive the other pains in addition to the pain for which you are taking. For example if you taking it for gout or rheumatoid arthritis, in addition to receiving of the joint pains it may help to take other sources of pain you may have like head ache, eye pain, sinus pain, tooth ache etc. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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Can I take indomethacin 4 hours after an oxycodone/apap?

Can I take indomethacin 4 hours after an oxycodone/apap?

Alternate drug thera: If you have been prescribed both the oxycodone/acetaminophen and the indomerhacin, I would say a resounding "yes! " It is a good idea to alternate a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication with a narcotic. You therefore minimize your narcotic intake. The sooner you can rely only on the NSAID, the better! Good for you! ...Read more

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I have gout, can I take colchicine with indocin (indomethacin) together?

I have gout, can I take colchicine with indocin (indomethacin) together?

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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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