Indocin (Oral)


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Indocin (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Indocin (Oral)

Indocin (Oral) Medication Classification

INDOMETHACIN (By mouth)

Indocin (Oral) Brandname

Indocin, Indocin SR

Indocin (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Indomethacin (in-doe-METH-a-sin) Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, bursitis and other medical problems.Belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

When To Not Use Indocin (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to indomethacin, aspirin, or other pain arthritis medicines, such as Voltaren®, Naprosyn® or Aleve®, Motrin®, or Clinoril®. The reaction may have included wheezing or trouble breathing, hives, rash, or swelling in the face.

How Should You Use Indocin (Oral)

Capsule, Long Acting Capsule, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • Swallow the extended-release capsule whole. Do not crush, open, or chew.
  • Take your capsule or extended-release capsule medicine with a full glass of water.
  • You may take the capsule or extended-release capsule medicine with food, milk, or antacids (such as Maalox® or Mylanta®) so it does not upset your stomach.
  • Shake the oral liquid well before using.
  • Measure each dose of the oral liquid carefully with a marked measuring spoon.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to take your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Indocin (Oral) Storage

Store Indocin (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Indocin (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Indocin (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use this medicine with aspirin or products that contain aspirin, naproxen (Aleve®), or ibuprofen (Advil® or Motrin®).
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking Coumadin® or digoxin (Lanoxin®).

Indocin (Oral) Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor before taking indomethcin if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, blood disorders, or ulcers or other stomach problems.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Ulcers and stomach bleeding are sometimes caused by this type of medicine. These problems can happen without warning signs. You may need to see your doctor for regular check-ups while taking this medicine.

Indocin (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe rash, hives, or itching
  • Rapid swelling of face or around eyes
  • Chest tightness or trouble breathing
  • Unexplained fever or sore throat or fever
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Decreased amount of urine
  • Severe stomach pain or bloody vomit
  • Black, tarry or bloody stools
  • Severe headache
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Stomach cramps or discomfort
  • Drowsiness or dizziness
  • Swelling of feet or legs or weight gain
  • Sensitivity of skin to sunlight

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