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Indocin Capsule

General Information

Indocin Capsule is used to relieve swelling, pain, joint stiffness that is caused by:

  • Gout
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis

This medication is effective to help lessen the pain and swelling. It may also be used to relieve pain from various other conditions. If you are treating a chronic condition like arthritis, ask your doctor for another medication to treat your pain.

How to use Indocin Capsule?

Indocin Capsule works by decreasing the creation of prostaglandins. These are chemicals that the body creates. In which it causes the pain and fever that are associated with inflammation. This drug blocks the enzymes that make prostaglandins. Thereby, it lessens the levels of prostaglandins. As a result, pain, fever, and inflammation are reduced.

Why use Indocin Capsule?

Indocin Capsule contains an active ingredient of Indomethacin. It belongs to the class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This medication is available in an extended-release form. Each capsule has 25 mg of Indomethacin. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this drug in 1965.

How to use Indocin Capsule?

The dosage is based on your condition, age, weight, and response to it. It is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. Remember to take it in the same way and at the same time every day. It is important to take each dose exactly as it is prescribed. Swallow the capsule as a whole. Do not chew or break it.

Indocin Capsule is usually taken 2 to 3 times a day. You may take with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take it with food or milk. Do not lie down for about 20 minutes after taking each dose. Take it regularly to get the most benefit from it.

What are the side-effects of Indocin Capsule?

Common side effects:

  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Skin rash or itching
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache

Warnings and Precautions

  • Let your doctor know if you are taking another medication (vitamins or herbal products).
  • Inform your doctor if you have any medical history.
  • If there is a sign of an overdose, call your doctor right away.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first.
  • Do not twice the prescribed dosage. It may cause another complication.
  • This drug should not be used to treat another medical condition.
  • Keep this at a dry and clean place away from heat or moisture.