Indocin (indomethacin) is used for treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. It is used to treat gout or certain types of bursitis and tendonitis. Generic Indocin is a cost-saving medication prescribed by medical physicians worldwide.
Generic Indocin may also be marketed as: Indomethacin, Indometacin, Indocin SR.
*Indocin® is manufactured by Merck & Co.
Generic Indocin is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Generic Indocin works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Indomethacin is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, bursitis, or tendinitis.
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take Generic Indocin with food or milk to lessen stomach upset.
Do not crush, chew, break, or open an extended-release capsule. Swallow the pill whole. It is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking or opening the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking indomethacin and seek medical attention or call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Do not drink alcohol while using indomethacin. Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding caused by indomethacin.
Do not use any other over-the-counter cold, allergy, or pain medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Many medicines available over the counter contain aspirin or other medicines similar to indomethacin (such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen).
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds).
Tell your doctor if you are taking an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor). Taking any of these drugs with indomethacin may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Before taking indomethacin, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs: