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Can cause gi problem: Colchibe and indomethscin both can cause GI distress. Also problematic for patients with kidney disease. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various types: It is an NSAID and each NSAID has common effects like GI upset, increase in blood pressure and decrease in renal function. Indocin (indomethacin) can cause certain other symptoms more often than other nsaids. You need to discuss this with your physician and understand why it is used and what other alternatives you have. ...Read more
Safer Not To: Depending on how long before surgery you're talking about, it may be safe. More than 24 hours before surgery, you're probably safe. After that point, you're better off not taking it to avoid bleeding risks associated with that type of drug. ...Read more