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Indocin Precautions and Warnings

Who Should Not Take Indocin?

You should not take Indocin if:
  • You are allergic to Indocin, indomethacin, or any of the inactive components used to make this medicine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • You have an active bleeding condition, such as a stomach ulcer or bleeding within the head.
  • You have a history of proctitis (inflammation of the rectum) or recent rectal bleeding.
  • If you have an allergic reaction, hives, or asthma that is caused by aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • You are having or have recently had coronary bypass graft surgery (often known as open heart surgery, bypass surgery, or just CABG).
  • You are in the third trimester of pregnancy or are nursing.

Indocin Precautions and Warnings: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which people should not take Indocin. Also, there are several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting Indocin therapy. However, it is possible that not all the warnings or precautions for Indocin were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Indocin precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
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