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If I took indoethacin in my last weeks of pregnancy, should the fetal heart rate be monitored on a daily basis?

If I took indoethacin in my last weeks of pregnancy, should the fetal heart rate be monitored on a daily basis?

Depends: Indomethacin taken frequently over a long period of time can cause a transient change in the fetal heart circulation (in doctor speak it closes the ductus arteriosus). Small doses for only a few days, which is usually the only thing we would do, is not particularly dangerous. Check with your doctor on why you are taking it and whether monitoring is needed. ...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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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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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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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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