Indomethacin is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) used
to relieve the inflammation, swelling, stiffness and joint pain associated
with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
(arthritis of the spine). Indomethacin is also used for the treatment of
bursitis and tendinitis or tendonitis (acute painful shoulder), gouty
arthritis, other kinds of joint pain and to reduce fever.
Indomethacin (also spelt indometacin) brands from Merck are Indocin, Indocid and Inacid,
(according to the country). Other brand names and generics are also available (see below).
Indomethacin is available here in oral form, with no prescription.
Other brand names: Artilup, Artisid, Indocin SR, Indomax, Indomet, Microcid and others.
Ordering options for Indomethacin, are below.
No prescription is needed, but some pharmacies will require a consultation via questionnaire,
to enable their staff physician to issue a prescription (this is a free consultation).
Other pharmacies do not require a consultation (no consultation needed)*
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About Indocin SR * (sustained release capsules) and Inacid Retard *
Inacid Retard and Indocin SR 75 mg capsules release 25 mg of indomethacin initially and the
remaining 50 mg over 6 hours or longer. If compared over a 24-hour period, the cumulative
amount and time of indomethacin absorption from one SR capsule are similar to the absorption
of 3 separate doses of 25 mg taken at 4 to 6 hour intervals.
Indocin SR should not be used for gout attacks.
Indocin should not be taken on an empty stomach, but with food or an antacid and with a full
glass of water. Do not lie down for about 20 to 30 minutes after taking Indocin, this helps
prevent irritation that could lead to trouble in swallowing.