Doctor insights on: Indomethacin allergy in children

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What is the definition or description of: Indomethacin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Indomethacin allergy?

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

Indomethacin Allergy (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: Indocin (indomethacin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Indocin (indomethacin) allergy?

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

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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

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I have gout, can I take colchicine with indocin (indomethacin) together at the same time?

I have gout, can I take colchicine with indocin (indomethacin) together at the same time?

Yes!: But this treats the attack only. You need to be on a uric-acid lowering agent. Allopurinol or uloric (if renal probs exist, and/or probenencid, usually combined with colchine, so I lower pill burden for my patients! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Can I take indomethacin 100mg vaginally for my C-section pain?

Can I take indomethacin 100mg vaginally for my C-section pain?

No: This med is not intended for intravaginal use. You run the risk of damaging the lining of the vagina. ...Read more

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What is hemicrania continua? If indocin (indomethacin) does not relieve the pain, do I have any other options?

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

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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?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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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