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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

Dr. Norman Rizk
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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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My doc believes I have Hemicrania Continua. What is that. He has me on indomethacin. How safe is this drug. I go for an MRI.

Continuous headache: Hemicrania continua is a continuous (or very persistent) headache that affects only one side of the head (right or left) usually towards the temple. If this is your first time experiencing these symptoms, if there are other neurologic symptoms (vision problems, tingling, weakness, etc), or if its the "worst headache of your life", the imaging my be appropriate, though chances are it'll show nothin ...Read more

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What type of drug is indomethacin tablets? Is it dangerous? Can we use it to reduce joint pains? Please give me full information about this tablets.

What type of drug is indomethacin tablets? Is it dangerous? Can we use it to reduce joint pains? Please give me full information about this tablets.

Anti-inflammatory: It is a very potent anti-inflammatory medication with a high incidence of side effects including edema, ulcer and neurological. It has been largely superceeded by newer agents which are not as caustic. ...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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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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How long does indomethacin stay in the body?

How long does indomethacin stay in the body?

12 hours!: Usually given three times daily, but last about 12 hours! ...Read more

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How long does indomethacin stay in your body?

How long does indomethacin stay in your body?

12 hours and gone!: Usually taken every eight hours, but some still lingers! ...Read more

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What kind of pill is indomethacin or kalixa? What are they for?

An NSAID: Indomethacin is one of the earlier nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It appears a little stronger but has more side effects. Never heard of kalixa in a medical setting. ...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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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 does indocin (indomethacin) stays in your system?

Varies (up to 12 hrs): Indocin (indomethacin) can generally last in the system from 1 hour up to 12 hrs and may be even longer in elderly. Report any dark stools/ abdominal discomfort to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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