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Indomethacin And Pregnancy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some dangers of over-using Indomethacin 25mg CAPS? And what is the maximum daily dose ? I use it for Benign Paroxysmal Hemicrania
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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