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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

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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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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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How does indomethacin compare with percocet?

How does indomethacin compare with percocet?

Different: Indomethacin is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug. Percocet is a narcotic analgesic. Both can be effective, however consult with your doctor for the best treatment approach. ...Read more

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How does indomethacin help with sciatica pain?

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

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Should you take both Gabapentin and Indomethacin?

Should you take both Gabapentin and Indomethacin?

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

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Is meloxicam or indomethacin better for inflammation?

Meloxicam: Safer and longer duration of action. I do no longer use indomethacin! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take indomethacin and hydrocodone together?

Is it safe to take indomethacin and hydrocodone together?

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

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Can someone get meningitis attributed to taking indocin (indomethacin)?

Can someone get meningitis attributed to taking indocin (indomethacin)?

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

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Diagnosed with hemicrania continua. Indomethacin is not working. What next?

Hemicrania continua: How much indomethacin have you tried? If you gave it a try, perhaps a prevention medicine, such as amitriptyline, would help you.

http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/hemicrania_continua/hemicrania_continua. Htm ...Read more

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With hemicrania continua, is there anything that can be done medically/surgically or just with indomethacin and other drugs?

With hemicrania continua, is there anything that can be done medically/surgically or just with indomethacin and other drugs?

See below: 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

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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

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Is indomethacin stronger than 800 mg of ibuprofen?

Indomethacin: They are equal is strength although some patient report that one just works better than another based on experience. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen (600mg) and indomethacin (50 mg) together? ?

Can I take ibuprofen (600mg) and indomethacin (50 mg) together? ?

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

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Can I take colchine, indocin (indomethacin) and norco at the same time?

Yes: You can...The drugs do not interact. I would question why you would need all three drugs. Usually even the worst attack of gout is treatable with indocin, (indomethacin) acutely. ...Read more

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Indomethacin (Definition)

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