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Indomethacin Allergy In Children
Indocin allergy: Like other NSAIDs, indomethacin may be associated with allergic reactions. These most often involve the skin with a rash or hives but may rarely result in severe reactions such as Steven's Johnson syndrome. If you think you are having a reaction, be sure to check with your prescribing healthcare provider. ...Read more
Like other NSAIDs, indomethacin may be associated with allergic reactions. These most often involve the skin with a rash or hives but may rarely result in severe reactions such as Steven's Johnson syndrome. If you think you are having a reaction, be sure to check with ...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
Ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy medicine with an anti inflammatory medicine (indocin)?
Indocin&benadryl: Yes you can there is no conraindication. ...Read more
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
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
Can cause gi problem: Colchibe and indomethscin both can cause GI distress. Also problematic for patients with kidney disease. ...Read more
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
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
No interactions: No problem of interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: This med is not intended for intravaginal use. You run the risk of damaging the lining of the vagina. ...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
NO CONTRAINDICATIONS: Yes : no contraindications with this combo ...Read more
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
ANTINIFLAMMATORIES: For true sciatica indocin is rarely strong enough. It has more complications than Aleve (naproxen) : two tab twice a day is about the same. TC3 may be needed. Hopefully, you will be one of the 80% who suffer and the get completely well. Actively rest and resume activity as soon as you can. ...Read more
You can: The two medications are OK to take together and for many types of pain conditions, people will use this combination. It really depends on why you are taking the medications and if you tolerate the individual meds. Your profile mentions pain and herniated disk, and these meds are often used to address these particular issues. ...Read more
Indomethacin: It is not uncommon to use opioids such as hydrocodone in combination with adjuvant analgesics such as Indomethacin which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. They often act synergistically in that lower doses of each may be able to be used taken in combination than if taken separately. Obviously if you have allergies or should not take an NSAID for other reasons they should be avoide. ...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
With hemicrania continua, is there anything that can be done medically/surgically or just with indomethacin and other drugs?
Indomethacin is the best medication. For those that can't tolerate it Celexa (citalopram) has been helpful. Tricyclic antidepressants have also been used. Other medications with case reports of efficacy include melatonin, topiramate, verapamil and gabapentin. Radio frequency ablation of supraorbital branch of trigeminal N, Botox, and
deep brain stimulation have been used. ...Read more
Indomethacin for hemicrania continua. Based on 1 week of use, one 25mg pill kills pain for near 24hrs. Ok to use it this way rather than 3x day as rx.
Hemicrania continua: Is an indomethacin-responsive headache disorder. The appropriate dose will vary among patients. The initial dose is that dose which results in resolution of headache, and in your case 25 mg. However, always ask your doctor for more information about your individual situation. ...Read more
Indomethacin: They are equal is strength although some patient report that one just works better than another based on experience. ...Read more
No: You should not mix 2 medications that are both NSAID's. This includes aspirin and naproxen as well as the ones you mentioned and many other prescription medications. You should also be careful with many if the cd and allergy medications that have these drugs as ingredients. You can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominophen with either Motrin or indomthacin ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more