What is Indocin?

Indometacin (INN and BAN) or indomethacin (AAN, USAN and former BAN) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) commonly used as a prescription medication to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. It is marketed under more than twelve different trade names.

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I have taken indocin for roughly 38 years for back pain. ( I have had 4 disc operations) I do not seem to have any adverse effects from the drug...

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Indomethacin(Indocin) is an NSAID and cause interstitial nephritis (Analgesic nephropathy) on long-term therapy.

It, however, does not cause...

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What is the danger in taking Aleve for a short time when I am also taking Plavix (75mg per day)? I also take Indocin, which I would discontinue...

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Thanks for your question. My name is Dr Omer and I am here to help you today with your question. I will be happy to assist you with your...

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I am scheduled to have a right TKR in 48hours. I have an acute case acute of gout in my right big toe. Can I take indocin and is there a chance the...

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Brief Answer:
Gout is not, but infection is a contraindication for TKR.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I am Dr. Gopal Goel, Orthopedic Surgeon.

Acute gout is...

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