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Drug Interactions With Indocin

There are a number of medications that may potentially interact with Indocin.
 
(Click Indocin Drug Interactions for more information.)
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using Indocin or other NSAIDs (with the exception of aspirin) may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke than those who do not take NSAIDs. This risk may be higher in people who have been taking NSAIDs for a long time. These events can occur without any warning and can lead to death. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have or ever had any of the following:
 
Before taking Indocin, let your healthcare provider know if you have:
 
  • Asthma
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Bleeding problems (or are taking a medicine that decreases the ability for blood to clot)
  • Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of them
  • Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAID pain medicines.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant (see Indocin and Pregnancy)
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol frequently
  • Smoke
  • Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
     
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may currently be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Indocin Precautions and Warnings for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take Indocin.)
 
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