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Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR helps in relieving moderate pain and reducing fever. It effectively alleviates pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, and ankylosing spondylitis.

Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. Inform your doctor if you have any history of heart disease or stroke.

Vomiting, stomach pain, nausea, and indigestion are some of the common side effects that might be observed on taking this medicine. It may also cause dizziness, drowsiness, or visual disturbances. Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function, and levels of blood components, if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.

Uses of Indomethacin Tablet SR

Benefits of Indomethacin Tablet SR

In Pain relief

Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR belongs to a group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is used for short term relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect joints and muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It can help relieve pain in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Indomethacin Tablet SR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Indomethacin

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain/epigastric pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Indomethacin Tablet SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Indomethacin Tablet SR works

Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR is recommended.
However, a regular monitoring of kidney function test and potassium levels is advised while you are taking this medicine. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Take it with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components, if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Indazole Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Indomethacin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Oxy Triactin, Sioril
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Novalgin RC
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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I am diagnosing from protein loss urine . I eat enam 40mg/day , indomethacin 25mg/day & losar 50mg/day . Is there any treatment for this in Ayurveda medicine.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi Kindly consult to Ayurvedic doctor at your local city area , face to face consult is needed.
Plz dr. suggest me periods pain reliefer tablet which available easily at store.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
You can take govern tablets for pain relief
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FAQs

Q. Is Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR an antibiotic or steroid?

No, Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR is neither an antibiotic nor a steroid. It belongs to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) group of medicines. It is used to relieve moderate to severe pain and inflammation.

Q. Is Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR a good painkiller?

Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR is effective in relieving pain and inflammation. It is used to provide relief from various sorts of pain, such as sprains, strains and other injuries. It is also helpful in the treatment of different types of arthritis and gout. Along with that, it can be used to reduce pain and inflammation which follows after a surgery.

Q. Is Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR safe?

Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR?

If you forget a dose of Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR effective?

Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What are the side effects of Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR?

Some common side effects associated with Indomethacin 25mg Tablet SR include vomiting, stomach pain, nausea and indigestion. It may also cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. However, these side effects are usually not bothersome and resolve in some time. If they persist for a longer duration or worry you, consult your doctor.

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References

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