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Indo Cap 25mg

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SKU 536
Generic For Indocin
Generic Name Indomethacin
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About the drug:

Indomethacin belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or (NSAIDs). The medicines are mainly used as pain killers and also to reduce swelling.

Uses of the drug:

The medicine is used for:

  • Stiffness and pain in the backbone
  • Inflammatory diseases of the joints such as osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative hip disease
  • Strains and sprains
  • Lower back pain
  • Period pain
  • Swelling and pain following bone or muscle surgery
  • Gout

Working of the drug:

The medicine works by blocking production of certain natural substances in the body that causes inflammation. This helps in decreasing pain and swelling.

Manufacturer:

Indo Cap 25 mg is manufactured by Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Limited. The drugs are available on our website under various pack sizes. To buy Indo Cap 25 mg online visit alldaychemist.com

Dosage form and strengths:

The drug is available in the form of tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:

  • Indo Cap 25 mg

Before you take the drug:

Do not take the drug if you:

  • Are in the third trimester of your pregnancy
  • Are allergic to indometacin  or any other ingredients of the medicine
  • Have nasal obstruction
  • Have a history of bleeding in your intestine or stomach in the past
  • Suffer with angioneurotic oedema
  • Are allergic to ibuprofen , aspirin or other  NSAIDs
  • Are a child unless otherwise prescribed by our doctor

Tell your doctor if you:

  • Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
  • Have a history of blood pressure or congestive heart failure
  • Have a mental health problem
  • Have a blood clotting or bleeding disorder
  • Have Parkinson’s Disease
  • Have any kidney, liver or heart problem
  • Have asthma
  • Have diabetes
  • Have peripheral arterial disease
  • Have a history of gastrointestinal diseases such as crohns disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Have systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Are elderly and if you have had stomach ulcers in the past

Dosage:

How much to take the drug?

Initially a dose of 25 mg two to three times a day may be given for a certain period of time depending on your condition. If the situation worsens then the dose may be increased gradually. The maximum dose that can be taken on any particular day is 200mg. Your doctor will decide on the dose that you need to follow after understanding the severity of your condition.

How to take the drug?

The drug is to be taken with or after food with the help of water. It is also advisable to take antacids along with the medicine so as to avoid any indigestion and also to reduce any side effects on intestines and stomach.

For how long to take it?

The duration for which the medicine needs to be taken depends on your condition. Some time it may take up to 4 weeks to show its full benefits for example in the case of arthritis. If the medicine is taken on a need basis it is advisable to take it at the first sign of pain and not wait to take the medicine till the pain worsens as the medication may not work very well then.

Overdose:

In case of overdose you must contact emergency medical care immediately. Some of the symptoms of overdose include headache, bleeding in the stomach or intestines, feeling or being sick, stomach pain, diarrhoea, excitement, disorientation, drowsiness, coma, ringing or buzzing in the ears, dizziness, fits or seizures, fainting, kidney or liver failure.

Miss dose:

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember provided it is not near to your next dose. Do not take double dose to cover for the missed dose at any time.

Side effects of the drug:

Some of the common side effects of the medicine include headache, stomach upset, heartburn, dizziness or drowsiness. If any of these effects worsens or persists for long then you must inform your doctor immediately.

Tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the serious side effects such as sudden or unexplained weight gain, swelling of the hands or feet, hearing changes, mental/mood changes, unusual tiredness, difficult/painful swallowing, unexplained stiff neck, change in the amount of urine, any symptoms of liver damage, persistent nausea severe stomach/abdominal pain, loss of appetite, yellowing eyes or skin.

This is not a complete list of side effects and you must contact your doctor if you face any other discomfort as well.

Common drug interactions:

Some of the medicines which may interact with the drug and change how it works and increase the chance of side effects are:

  • ACE inhibitors  such as lisinopril and captopril
  • Aliskiren
  • Angiotensin II receptor blockers  such as losartan and valsartan
  • Corticosteroids such as prednisone
  • cidofovir
  • Methotrexate
  • Lithium

It is best to tell your doctor about the current medicines that you are taking so as to avoid any drug interaction.

Warning:

Things to remember:

  • Do not take alcohol or tobacco when using this medicine as it may increase the chance of stomach bleeding.
  • The medicine may make you feel drowsy or dizzy. Hence it is advisable to be careful while doing any activity that requires alertness.
  • The medicine may make you more sensitive to sun. Hence, prolong exposure to sun is not recommended. Use protective clothing and also sunscreens when you step out in the sun.
  • Caution should be exercised when the drug is taken by someone elderly as they become more sensitive to side effects especially kidney problems and stomach bleeding.
  • The medicine is to be stored properly in a cool and dry place away from moisture and away from the reach of children.
  • The medicine should not be shared with anyone even if the person is having the same symptoms.
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