Generic Indocin 25mg
This non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug is used to reduce discomfort, pain and swelling associated with acute inflammatory conditions like arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, and gout. It is not recommended for use as an analgesic and to treat minor fevers or inflammations.
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Indocin is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory medication prescribed to reduce inflammation and relieve pain associated with such disorders as bursitis, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tendonitis, bone and muscle injuries, menstrual cramps, osteoarthritis and swelling as well as pain after setting broken bones. It works by reducing the synthesis of prostaglandins, chemicals produced in the body, which cause fever and pain.
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Indocin is used for the symptomatic therapy of the following disorders: articular syndrome (including rheumatoid arthritis, podagra, rheumatoid spondylitis, osteoarthritis), myalgia, traumatic inflammation of the soft tissues and joints, etc. It relieves pain, joint stiffness and swelling. It works by reducing the levels of specific chemicals called prostaglandins, which are produced in the body when there is an inflammation and cause pain and fever.
What is Indocin?
This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), available in oral and intravenous injection form as capsules and solution vials. Indocin is used to treat a number of acute conditions accompanied by pain, tissue swelling and joint stiffness caused by local inflammation, such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
What are the indications for using Indocin?
These are the main indications for Indocin use:
- rheumatoid arthritis;
The drug is not advised for use as analgesic or as treatment for other forms of inflammations and fevers.
What is the dosage of Indocin?
The drug is supplied as 25 mg and 50 mg oral capsules, oral suspension and 50 mg suppositories. For treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, the dosage starts at 25 mg twice or thrice a day and should be increased (up to the maximal allowed daily dose of 200 mg) by 25 mg each week until considerable therapeutic benefit is achieved. It is advised to take a large part of the daily dose before sleep if the discomfort is most pronounced at night or in the morning. The drug’s dose should be decreased after the acute phase of the inflammation has passed.
For bursitis and tendonitis treatment the dose starts at 25 mg taken thrice a day and can be increased up to 150 mg daily total. The therapy duration is normally one to two weeks.
For acute gout treatment take 50 mg Indocin three times a day until discomfort and pain are minimized. The dose should be reduced as soon as possible after that and the drug should be discontinued. Therapy duration is usually less than one week.
What are the contraindications for using Indocin?
The drug is not recommended for patients who have allergy or hypersensitivity to NSAID's like aspirin, and indomethacin itself. Other allergic reactions should be taken into consideration before starting Indocin therapy, as well as diseases and conditions such as asthma, gastrointestinal disease, and liver and kidney problems.
What are the adverse effects of Indocin?
Patients taking Indocin may experience nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, dizziness, heartburn, or abdominal pain. Other very rare conditions that might be related to Indocin and other NSAID use are increased injury bleeding, ulcer, kidney dysfunction.
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