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Indocid is prescribed for the following:
- Painful inflammatory disorders affecting the muscles, bones and joints like back pain and tendon inflammation known as tendonitis;
- Pain and inflammation following orthopedic procedures;
- Osteoarthritis;
- Inflammatory disease of the joints or what is called rheumatoid arthritis;
- Acute gout;
- Abdominal pain associated with menstrual periods or commonly known as dysmenorrhoea;
- A form of arthritis affecting the joints of the spine known as ankylosing spondylitis;

Prostaglandins are substances produced by our body to signal pain.
Indocid is a drug, which relieves pain and inflammation, caused by prostaglandin.
Indocid is a drug, which belongs to the group known as NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Indocin , a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is prescribed to relieve the inflammation, swelling, stiffness and joint pain associated with moderate or severe rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis of the spine). It is also prescribed to treat bursitis, tendinitis (acute painful shoulder), acute gouty arthritis, and other kinds of pain.


Indocin is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- The seal around the cap has been broken;
- The expiry date on the bottle has passed;
- The bottle or packaging has shown signs of tampering;
- Psychiatric disorders;
- Parkinson's disease;
- History of asthma;
- History of allergies;
- High blood pressure or hypertension;
- Heart failure;
- Epilepsy;
- Elderly people;
- Decreased liver function;
- Decreased kidney function;
- Blood clotting disorders;


Do not take Indocin with any of the following drugs:
- ACE inhibitors such as enalapril;
- Beta-blockers such as Atenolol;
- Ciclosporin;
- Diflunisal;
- Digoxin;
- Diuretics such as furosemide and bendroflumethiazide;
- Haloperidol;
- Lithium;
- Methotrexate;
- Probenecid;

Side Effects

Indocin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Blood disorders;
- Blurred vision;
- Confusion;
- Disturbances of the gut such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain;
- Dizziness;
- Facial flushing;
- Fits;
- Headache;
- Indigestion or Dyspepsia;
- Itch;
- Kidney disorders;
- Mood changes, strange or abnormal thoughts or depression;
- Narrowing of airways;
- Pain in the eye;
- Rise in blood pressure;
- Sensation of ringing, or other noise in the ears;
- Skin rash;
- Skin rashes;
- Swelling of lips, tongue or throat;
- Ulceration or bleeding of the stomach or intestines;

Indocin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Vomiting;
- Vertigo;
- Stomach Upset;
- Stomach Pain;
- Sleepiness Or Excessive Drowsiness;
- Ringing In The Ears;
- Nausea;
- Indigestion;
- Heartburn;
- Headache;
- Fatigue;
- Dizziness;
- Diarrhea;
- Depression;
- Constipation;
- Abdominal Pain;

Other Brand Names

In some countries Indocin may also be known as:
- Agilex;
- Agilisin;
- Aliviosin;
- Antalgin;
- Artaxol;
- Arthrexin;
- Artrinovo;
- Autritis;
- Catlep;
- Chrono-Indocid;
- Confortid;
- Dolcidium;
- Dolcispray;
- Draxil;
- Elmetacin;
- Flexidin;
- Flexono;
- Fortathrine;
- Hastel;
- IM 75;
- Imbrilon;
- Indo;
- Indobene;
- Indocarsil;
- Indocid PDA;
- Indocolir;
- Indocollirio;
- Indocollyre;
- Indoflex;
- Indohexal;
- Indomelan;
- Indometacin;
- Indomet-ratiopharm;
- Indo-paed;
- Indoptol;
- Indotex;
- Infree;
- Italon;
- Itapredin;
- Klonametacina;
- Labymetacyn;
- Liometacen;
- Luiflex;
- Maximet SR;
- Metacidil;
- Methocaps;
- Mobilat Akut Indo;
- Nisaid;
- Novo-Methacin;
- Nu-Indo;
- Pardelprin;
- Ralicid;
- Reumacid;
- Reumadolor;
- Rheubalmin Indo;
- Rhodacine;
- Rimacid;
- Slo-Indo;
- Soltacina;
- Vonum Cutan;



This medication is available in liquid, capsule, and suppository form. The following dosages are for the capsule form. If you prefer the liquid form ask your doctor to make the proper substitution. Do not try to convert the medication or dosage yourself.

Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

The usual dose is 25 mg 2 or 3 times a day, increasing to a total daily dose of 150 to 200 mg. Your doctor should monitor you carefully for side effects when you are taking this drug.

Your doctor may prescribe a single daily 75-mg capsule of Indocin SR in place of regular Indocin .

Bursitis or Tendinitis

The usual dose is 75 to 150 mg daily divided into 3 to 4 small doses for 1 to 2 weeks, until symptoms disappear.

Acute Gouty Arthritis

The usual dose is 50 mg 3 times a day until pain is reduced to a tolerable level (usually 3 to 5 days). Your doctor will advise you when to stop taking this drug for this condition. Keep him informed of its effects on your symptoms.


The safety and effectiveness of Indocin have not been established in children under 14 years of age. However, your doctor may decide that the benefits of this medication outweigh any potential risks.


Your doctor will adjust the dosage as needed.
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