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Indocin Dosage

For people with gout symptoms, the recommended dosage of Indocin is 50 mg three times a day until the pain is tolerable. The dose should then be rapidly decreased and then completely stopped. Pain relief has been reported in two to four hours, with tenderness and heat improving in one to two days. Swelling gradually disappears in three to five days.

General Indocin Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking Indocin include the following:
  • You may take your Indocin dosage with a glass of water; however, taking it with milk or food may prevent stomach upset.  


  • It is important to take the lowest effective dose for the least amount of time in order to treat your condition. This will decrease your chances of developing serious side effects.
  • Take Indocin at the same time each day. This will help to maintain an even level of medicine in your blood.
  • For Indocin to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Indocin will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider prescribes.
  • If you do not take your Indocin as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose!
  • Using Indocin with other NSAIDs can increase the risk of serious bleeding (see Indocin Drug Interactions). It is generally okay to take Indocin with acetaminophen (Tylenol®).
  • If you are unsure about anything related to Indocin or your Indocin dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking Indocin without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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