Information about Indomethacin

Indomethacin Uses

Indomethacin is used for pain relief. It relieves pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, gout, muscle pain and painful periods.

How Indomethacin works

Indomethacin 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).

Common side effects of Indomethacin

Nausea, Dizziness, Headache, Dyspepsia, Fatigue, Bleeding disorder
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Expert advice for Indomethacin

  • You have been prescribed Indomethacin 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 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.

Frequently asked questions for Indomethacin


Q. Is Indomethacin an antibiotic or steroid?

No, Indomethacin 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 a good painkiller?

Indomethacin 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 safe?

Indomethacin is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Use 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 use Indomethacin?

If you forget to use Indomethacin, do not worry and continue using Indomethacin as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.<br>

Q. Is Indomethacin effective?

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

Q. What are the side effects of Indomethacin?

Some common side effects associated with Indomethacin 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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