What is Inmecin (Indomethacin) used for?
Inmecin (Indomethacin) is an oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat a wide variety of conditions causing pain or inflammation. The medication prevents the release of hormones that cause these symptoms in response to injury. This makes it useful for treating conditions such as arthritis, acute gout, back pain, dysmenorrhea, or pain and inflammation caused by injuries. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Inmecin (Indomethacin)?
Inmecin (Indomethacin) should be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is typically taken once or twice each day, but your individual instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. A meal or snack is recommended if you experience nausea. Do not crush, split, or chew the tablets to avoid destroying or changing the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Inmecin (Indomethacin)?
The use of Inmecin (Indomethacin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, sensitive skin, easier bruising, unusual weight gain, fever, flu symptoms, vomiting a substance resembling coffee grounds, urinary retention, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Inmecin (Indomethacin) if you are breastfeeding, in the third trimester of pregnancy, allergic to other NSAID medications, or have nasal polyps, an active peptic ulcer, severe heart failure, kidney failure, or severe liver failure. Also disclose if you have Parkinson's disease, heart failure, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, history of asthma, history of allergies, history of cerebrovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disorders, psychiatric disorders, Parkinson's disease, clotting disorders, peripheral arterial disease, systemic lupus, history of allergies, or a history of asthma. These conditions may require adjustments to your treatment to prevent unexpected problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Inmecin (Indomethacin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.