INDOMETHACIN (Oral) (Capsule

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Reactions to different meds.

I was reading the warnings regarding Indomethacin and it relates that "You should not use this medicine with aspirin or products that contain aspirin, naproxen (AleveŽ), or ibuprofen (AdvilŽ or MotrinŽ). " I am currently taking naproxen but I only use...
by Jack Yeager in Dayton, Ohio, 05/02/2006

Indomethacin Side Effects

I am taking 25mg of Indomethacin twice a day for my Hemicrania Continua. My left arm now aches like I ran into a wall and I have discomfort under my left breast, rib area and I don't know if its ribs or left ventricle. I also have a sore left neck by ...
by Karen A in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 01/26/2006

INDOMETHACIN (Oral) (Capsule Drug and Prescription Information

INDOMETHACIN (Oral) (Capsule

INDOMETHACIN (Oral) (Capsule Medication Classification


INDOMETHACIN (Oral) (Capsule Brandname

Indocin, Indocin SR

INDOMETHACIN (Oral) (Capsule 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 INDOMETHACIN (Oral) (Capsule

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 INDOMETHACIN (Oral) (Capsule

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 INDOMETHACIN (Oral) (Capsule Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using INDOMETHACIN (Oral) (Capsule

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®).

INDOMETHACIN (Oral) (Capsule 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.

INDOMETHACIN (Oral) (Capsule 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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Nina, Nina - 01/13/2014

Apr28Primary Issues Jill,Excellent thought rrdnegiag secondary headache related to infectious process. Certainly a headache following any infectious disease would raise the possibility of a secondary headache due to the same infection and/or complication of an infectious process. Formal ID consult was not obtained in this patient. She did however have no abnormal inflammatory markers, weight or appetite change, fever or chills, or other symptoms that would point towards a persistent infectious etiology. The thought process and approach here was to explore whether this headache was consistent with a primary headache disorder (which often can begin following a stressful event, surgery, or infection) or whether there was evidence suggesting a secondary etiology which certainly would include infection. In terms of infection it did not seem that she had any evidence of chronic meningitis, chronic encephalitis, tuberculosis, or debilitating infections such as tertiary syphilis and/or tertiary Lyme disease (notably can be very cryptic in presentation). In this setting it was felt most likely diarrheal illness was self-limiting and related to travel and certainly a common symptom in this locale. One would have to reexplore the possibility of infectious etiology or other underlying pathological process if patient failed treatment or developed evolving symptoms suggestive of chronic disease. Again thank you very much for this excellent input. Kent Dexter, MD