Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 018690/001.

Names and composition

"INDOMETHACIN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of INDOMETHACIN.

Forms

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018690/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
016059/001 INDOCIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
016059/002 INDOCIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
017814/001 INDOCIN INDOMETHACIN SUPPOSITORY/RECTAL 50MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
018185/001 INDOCIN SR INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 75MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
018332/001 INDOCIN INDOMETHACIN SUSPENSION/ORAL 25MG per 5ML
018690/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
018690/002 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
018730/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
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018806/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
018806/002 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
018829/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
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070067/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
070068/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
070266/001 INDO-LEMMON INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
070267/001 INDO-LEMMON INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
070326/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
070327/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
070353/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
070354/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
070487/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
070488/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
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070673/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
070674/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 50MG
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070784/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
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071148/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
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071342/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 25MG
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200529/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 75MG
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202139/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 75MG
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202706/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 75MG
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204243/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 75MG
204768/001 TIVORBEX INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE/ORAL 20MG
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204853/001 INDOMETHACIN INDOMETHACIN CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 75MG

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Answered questions

What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Nilda Dolbin 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Clarita Ferren 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Jerry Santorella 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Malissa Fontes 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Rosalee Benanti 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Carroll Clowerd 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Joann Lerno 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Shizuko Oehrle 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Marcene Hone 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Gudrun Grubel 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Britt Schleig 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Elinor Petway 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Sharell Camilleri 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Vicenta Steidinger 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Marian Okuley 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Georgeanna Farell 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Dionne Hovantzi 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Hector Zerck 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Jeramy Pugliese 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Carlene Lynum 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Saran Jiminian 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Keila Sanko 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Nicholle Mohlke 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Amy Costanza 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by William Nagano 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Florencio Devanski 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Coral Herout 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Pamella Orto 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Domenica Hoznour 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Daniell Roxberry 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Aracely Ritums 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Lenny Iseli 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Thea Hazelbaker 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Sam Humphers 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Ann Turkowski 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Jenny Dottin 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Marshall Novel 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Yanira Hollack 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Orlando Masten 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Melonie Odear 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Rich Jocoy 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Tiffani Sveen 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Nigel Pulte 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Vannesa Borodec 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Ok Bernarducci 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Ouida Campell 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Sherley Crowson 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Anjelica Loach 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Pandora Tape 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Hal Torkildsen 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Alfonso Monagas 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Lanette Roam 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Phillis Cunio 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Bonny Smugala 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Steve Mascola 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Alline Finefrock 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Lida Cathy 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Eulah Fratto 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Ossie Veitenheimer 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Marcene Pisegna 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Dean Mesenbrink 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Kam Verrier 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Zenobia Coshow 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Minta Arkin 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Katheleen Parron 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Marie Wydner 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Athena Vatch 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Ginger Bogle 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Randi Fruman 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Andra Dumar 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Daniel Benham 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Tenesha Rzeszutko 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Tandra Rupp 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Shandi Creek 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Harold Reisz 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Maribel Haseman 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Danial Benefiel 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Beverly Hurlbut 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Delila Kincaid 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Coletta Edwads 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Shelli Partee 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Kelli Frye 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Arlena Kay 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Towanda Mobbs 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Jackson Tarasuik 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Rossie Rudloff 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Ruthanne Vanham 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Eliza Trevethan 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Cheryll Ouk 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Nakesha Rizo 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Joella Rivest 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Filiberto Mcduffey 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Odis Risius 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Odelia Hillyer 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Lashandra Nothnagel 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Edyth Manzanares 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Leigh Harwin 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Phillis Saxe 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Vertie Vonderahe 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Danyel Duplaga 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Paola Vandiest 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Susie Jedziniak 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Viola Ciucci 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Shyla Drovin 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Morris Policz 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Alisha Martey 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Rhonda Yosko 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Madonna Cyree 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Anitra Pilotte 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Collene Spell 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Osvaldo Servantes 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Chau Auiles 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Terrie Falconi 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Chastity Knoepfler 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Collette Clugston 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Ileana Havey 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Regina Shonkwiler 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Frances Jenner 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Carissa Key 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Tashina Nevill 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Carolina Goglia 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Anjelica Irsik 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Francene Miskin 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Leena Slavik 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Tijuana Guerrini 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Leigha Whetham 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Tanja Griesmeyer 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Teodoro Sandidge 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Chang Munkberg 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Elidia Krumme 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Letty Hickle 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Vesta Hillsman 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Deeann Wellendorf 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Nu Troupe 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Vernon Helen 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Roxanna Zeidan 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Pearly Karvis 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Candance Stryker 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Juliet Ameduri 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Trisha Tweed 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Margarette Kuharik 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Milissa Keitt 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Tiffanie Rachel 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Laverna Marki 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Mae Kallenberg 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Henriette Guidi 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Emilie Millisor 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Nadine Kjellberg 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Sherise Favorito 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Sanford Whetsell 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Jess Tencza 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Vonda Rains 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Delinda Gonyo 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Cheri Huskinson 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Lahoma Centner 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Margarito Rivkin 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Marty Balderama 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Deann Zupfer 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Brittny Farlee 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Rima Braff 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Thomas Sekerak 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Joie Saiz 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Corina Willims 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Janine Kalfayan 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Tammera Liberto 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Chaya Hoschander 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Lakesha Toupe 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Gisele Perey 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Steven Ruzicki 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Kenneth Antoniewicz 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Twila Soderstrom 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Jana Warburton 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Clementine Batey 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Charlena Lavalley 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Aliza Biondi 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Johnnie Mattingley 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Trevor Mencer 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Dong Hoffnagle 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Justin Reiger 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Dallas Mcglynn 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Vonnie Lingerfelt 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Pilar Horelick 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Louie Mckendrick 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Jeannine Moehle 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Danelle Chauvette 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Ellyn Applewhaite 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Celesta Siderman 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Alta Shoults 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Danyelle Goulding 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Kasha Severs 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Glinda Apollo 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Marica Kerrick 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Nelson Gauci 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Treena Thavichith 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Ria Azatyan 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Opal Kailey 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Deirdre Rousselle 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Dwayne Dauphin 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Nanci Howells 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Toney Noli 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Kendrick Schwein 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Jayne Johnosn 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Vina Valladao 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Annabelle Stjohns 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Grover Mcgiboney 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Mari Gunkelman 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Adell Schiefelbein 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Harley Fetherston 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Kiyoko Chimenti 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Myriam Dillard 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Clair Levin 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Lewis Minning 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Corinna Magoun 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Tisa Shaffen 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Kirsten Cruson 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Mindi Mendonca 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Carolyn Ziegler 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Jaye Alphonse 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Frances Sailer 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Dannie Folsom 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Camellia Byous 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Solomon Martelle 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Deonna Roffe 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Efrain Vanalst 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Austin Kahrs 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Norma Krabill 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Buffy Bastedo 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Eboni Andreoni 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Brunilda Catoe 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Clifton Proehl 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Cherly Mendoca 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Meghann Moura 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Rogelio Skates 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Deidre Manger 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Tamiko Stallones 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Stephani Kondratowicz 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Iesha Mcmeel 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Pamila Lubin 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Walter Sulit 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Roma Dapvaala 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Lavina Gurvine 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Maria Lajza 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Ashlea Glee 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Jerrica Mani 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Erik Devendorf 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Verona Brattain 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Esta Hadfield 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Joie Heuwinkel 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Christal Levario 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Dennise Kempisty 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Lucilla Standiford 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Concetta Denafo 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Marline Sitto 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Karole Sher 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Melissia Dinho 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Donetta Carnrike 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Scotty Carretta 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Gay Shapouri 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Alvin Snodderly 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Shira Alampi 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Reginia Szwed 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Claretta Preti 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Alysa Sendro 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Clay Gelinas 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Niki Zanardi 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Stephane Neidhardt 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Alonso Kluesner 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Lawrence Twait 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Junior Baune 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Emiko Biancardi 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Taryn Tinger 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Lourdes Redmond 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Cornell Pochintesta 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Georgina Kaai 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Garland Spear 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Mao Tron 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Mabelle Cassinelli 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Freeman Frankford 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Robyn Koenigsfeld 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Aubrey Tacopino 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Robbie Sachse 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Darrick Ramjhon 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Haydee Lewis 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Rebbeca Gamrath 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Roma Denni 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Beata Sorzano 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Davina Crisafi 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Ofelia Liao 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Melvin Probasco 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Nora Valdespino 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Justina Clickner 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Sang Hanford 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Haywood Wiker 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Delila Currens 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Emory Geisler 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Yukiko Piccolo 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Phyliss Hait 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Adriane Heintz 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Leida Blizard 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Gene Tremelling 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Vesta Glader 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Suzette Guedry 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Madlyn Redenius 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Kyong Wenger 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Mora Falck 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Natalia Gerst 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Hettie Bleeker 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Raisa Harvley 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Becki Vattikuti 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Serita Colavito 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Mike Fejes 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Clementina Woltz 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Charleen Ettman 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Stefani Toper 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Hui Deblauw 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Jospeh Mckinney 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Maryln Altamirano 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Carlos Tatsuhara 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Avis Marolf 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Stacia Lubell 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Carley Cauthen 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Tommye Scorzelli 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Colin Weigold 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Marcelo Lampton 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Olinda Kruckeberg 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Richie Bassin 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Jammie Keros 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Annalisa Mcglade 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Diana Barret 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Setsuko Vanbrocklin 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Berna Gabel 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Emmitt Butler 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Laurence Amaker 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Shirley Mersinger 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Myesha Valine 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Yun Capria 2 years ago.


What is indomethacin for?
what is indomethaicin Asked by Gillian Sherard 2 years ago.

Indocin (indomethacin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. Indomethacin has also been used clinically to delay premature labor, reduce amniotic fluid in polyhydramnios, and to close patent ductus arteriosus. Indomethacin is a potent drug with many serious side effects and should not be considered an analgesic for minor aches and pains or fever. The drug is more potent than aspirin, but is not a better analgesic. In mild to moderate pain a standard oral dose of indomethacin proved as effective as 600 mg aspirin. Generally, overdose in humans causes drowsiness, dizziness, severe headache, mental confusion, paresthesia, numbness of limbs, nausea and vomiting. Severe gastrointestinal bleeding is also possible. Cerebral edema, and cardiac arrest with fatal outcome have been seen in children. Answered by Lee Denn 2 years ago.

It is a NSAID, a painkiller. It may upset your stomach. It is better not to take it with empty stomach. Answered by Whitney Frevert 2 years ago.


Advil = indomethacin?
can advil be substituted ? taking 50 mg indo every 6 hours for detox. headaches, prozac how much advil would be equal to what i am taking? Asked by Patrina Corcuera 2 years ago.

Indocin (Indomethacin) is for gouty arthritis. It has extensive side effects. I would never recommend using it for any condition other than gout. Indomethacin is occassionally used for other arthritic conditions, but very infrequently because of its side effects. Advil is one of many brand names for ibuprofen; Motrin is another. The over-the-counter strength is 200mg per tablet. The max prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800mg every 6 hours, in a healthy individual with normal kidney function. Always take ibuprofen with food or a snack. Hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Answered by Delora Rutar 2 years ago.

Indomethacin and Ibuprofen are both drugs in a class called NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Before you substitute a prescribed NSAID for a non-prescription one, please call your Doctor. If he is not available, at least call the Pharmacist where the prescription was filled. The drugs are NOT all equal, and neither are their side effects. Answered by Lorelei Nakonechny 2 years ago.


I've been taking indomethacin for 1 week. Is gaining weight a side effect.?
if it does cause fluid retention will taking spironolact or something similar keep the fluid off Asked by Xiomara Vibbard 2 years ago.

indomethacin is an NSAID drug, like a super asprin, and just like asprin it can cause water retention. It should NEVER be mixed with Dyazide or Maxide (other K sparing diuretics) as the combination causes the kidneys to shut down. The interaction was discovered by accident, and to my knowledge no intentional study has ever been done to screen for indomethacin interaction with other diuretics. So ARE YOUR KIDNEYS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO AN INTERACTION? I have not checked the literature lately to see if anyone did a study, but as far as I know no one has. Indomethcin is much more complex than simple aspirin, and can supress the immune system. It does also have some mental effects. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic, that use to be restricted to just people with liver disease to counteract the build up of a natural hormone aldosterone that the liver normally inactivated. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain sodium at the expense of potassium. Anyway, Spironolactone promotes fatty tumors, and is thought by some to promote breast cancer, as most breast cancers start out as lipomas (fatty tumors). I am critical of review articles that promote spironolactone which overlook the fact that it promotes tumors, and think that other diuretics should be considered before this option. Answered by Grover Ianni 2 years ago.

You would probably be better off just taking some kind of OTC diuretic rather than the spiro. Both spiro and indo can cause stomach problems such as ulcers and bleeding, so I would avoid the 2. Just get something OTC at the store and see if that helps. If not, ask your doc to prescribe something, if fluid retention is indeed what is causing the weight gain. Answered by Leon Ducksworth 2 years ago.

Fluid retention is quite common. Answered by Roxanne Dorian 2 years ago.


Has Anybody Ever Tried Indomethacin- Indocin For Short?
My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor... Asked by Bobby Nees 2 years ago.

My Fiance Has Carpal Tunnel and will be having Surgery soon! He was just perscribed a medacine called Indomethacine or Indocin for short! His other meds of Ib Profin and Tylenol Were not working! He was given Vicodin at one point after going to the ER due to the pain getting so bad! That worked but his new doctor wants him to try this! Has anybody ever tried this? Does it Work? How does it make you feel! Does it have bad side effects? They want $50.00 For this medacine and he has tried others and doesent want to pay this much if it is not going to work! He has also tried Toradol and Darvocet! Some worked a little but not enough manley at night is when it is really bad! Besides the Vicodin! That worked good! He dident even have to take it the often...."As he dosent like to take many meds" But he shouldent suffer either~ Any Input??? Thanks Answered by Darleen Lafauci 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is like supercharged ibuprofen--with same common side effect of gastric irritation. Drugs like this are usually the first choice for pain relief in carpal tunnel, but often don't work. If the Toradol didn't work then I'm sorry to say that the indomethacin probably won't either. I am surprised that someone prescribed him Vicodin earlier. Opioids usually aren't prescribed for carpal tunnel and are generally discouraged for treatment of neuropathic pain (carpal tunnel pain is caused by compression of a nerve). The traditional thinking is that opioids don't work for neuropathic pain, but there is mixed evidence out there. Pain is always a difficult thing to get objective data on. A steroid shot is also a possibility, but should only be done by the orthopedic surgeon (don't let a family practice doc do it). Generally one shot will probably help. Subsequent shots usually don't. The most effective nonsurgical treatment however is still the good old-fashioned splint. The wrist needs to be immobilized in neutral position and he needs to rest that hand as much as possible. Answered by Lera Knapchuck 2 years ago.

doctors are scared to prescribe vicodin because its addictive, indocin works great from some people.. if you really want vicodin, tell him that you uresearched the indocin and didnt realize it was an nsaid, tell him that he has GERD and cant take nsaids because it gives him terrible heartburn... I am actually in that position in reality, and it ends up that I get the strong stuff when i need it.. could just be i have a more sympathtic dr though.. indocin is good stuff though Answered by Delphine Shumski 2 years ago.

I have taken it and it didn't really work that well. I would not waste $50 on it, I would just take ibuprofen. Why all the exclamation points? No need to yell at us!!!! Answered by Sau Barquera 2 years ago.


Taking Antibiotic Indomethacin with Multi Vitamin ok?
I have been taking a antibiotic for about two weeks and have two weeks left. I want to take a multi vitamin if it is ok?! Any ideas! Asked by Sheena Rilley 2 years ago.

Indomethacin is not an antibiotic, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness mainly for arthritis. Indomethacin is also sometimes used to relieve fever, pain, and inflammation caused by many types of conditions or injuries, to reduce the amount of calcium in the blood, and to treat a certain type of low blood pressure It should be taken with food immediately after meals at the same time every day, so yes, take your vitamin at the same time as it is digested with food better also... Answered by Von Heinandez 2 years ago.


What does Indomethacin treat?
my bf just bought me some an im not sure if this is the same medication that i need? so can anyone tell me what it does? Asked by Pierre Garner 2 years ago.

osteoarthritis Answered by Jesse Braziel 2 years ago.


For Patent ductus arteriosus, why is indomethacin mixed with vodka?
Asked by Crystal Badlam 2 years ago.

Because, Indomethacin is not soluble in water. Any other alcoholic concentrated beverage can work just as well... The ductus arteriosus remains patent during about 12 hours after an oral dose of 1.2 miligrams of indomethacin of kilogram of weight of the newborn.... So the dose is repeated until surgical intervention ) or catheter patch, or better, a bilibated silastic small baloon) is placed in the ductus arteriosus between the aorctic arch ant the main trunk of the pulmonary artery (the indomethacin just buys time, keeping the hole open) Answered by Refugio Villamil 2 years ago.


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