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Indocin Medication

Indocin® (indomethacin) is a prescription medicine used to treat pain, inflammation, fever, swelling, and stiffness. It is part of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs for short. Specifically, this medication is used to relieve symptoms of conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and ankylosing spondylitis. Indocin is not a cure for arthritis, however, nor does it slow down the progression of the disease.
 
This drug comes in many forms, including capsules, an oral suspension (liquid), and suppositories. The capsules and liquid are taken by mouth; the suppositories are inserted into the rectum. Though generally well tolerated, Indocin may cause side effects such as nausea, dizziness, headache, or heartburn.
 
(For more information on this medication, including why it's important to take the lowest effective dose for the least amount of time, click Indocin.)
 

Indocin Medication

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