Indomethacin, marketed under the name Indocin, is an non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in managing specific types of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides patients who need Indomethacin prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.
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Indomethacin (Indocin) is an NSAID medication that has both analgesic and antipyretic properties. Indomethacin is primarily used as part of a long-term treatment plan in people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Indomethacin prevents the synthesis of prostaglandin, a compound involved in the inflammatory response in the body and one which is thought to make the nerves more sensitive. Through this mechanism of action, indomethacin is thought to suppress inflammation and potentially reduce joint swelling and morning stiffness and increase mobility. Indomethacin for gout management is sometimes used along with allopurinol and colchicine.
Indomethacin – Side Effects
Indomethacin, like other NSAID medications, can cause different side effects. Indomethacin’s side effects include stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, shortness of breath, and rash. People with a known hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to Indocin should avoid using the medication. People who have had a coronary artery bypass graft surgery should not use indomethacin. Questions about side effects that might occur when using indomethacin should be directed to one’s pharmacist and medical provider prior to use.
Indomethacin 25 mg capsules and indomethacin 50 mg capsules are quite affordable at under forty cents per capsule at most pharmacies. Additionally, pharmacy insurance plans might cover the cost of the medication, depending on the plan. Indomethacin coupons may be available online to help reduce medication costs. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.
Indomethacin itself is mostly insoluble in water. Following an oral dose of indomethacin 25 mg capsules or indomethacin 50 mg capsules, the medication reaches peak plasma concentrations at roughly 2 hours and is almost all bioavailable. Indomethacin is highly bound to proteins in the plasma and can cross the placenta as well as the blood-brain barrier. The half-life of indomethacin is approximately 4.5 hours and indomethacin is excreted through the bile and the urine.
Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.