What is Indomethacin?

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Indomethacin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat acute gouty arthritis, acute bursitis/tendonitis, moderate to severe osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Ankylosing spondylitis 25 11
Gout 21 9
Pain 17 4
Headaches 14 4
Psoriatic arthritis 11 2
Migraine headaches 10 5

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 17
Moderate 10
Mild 9
None 33

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Indomethacin

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 8
Stomach pain 5
Dizziness 4
Decreased appetite 2
Drowsiness 2
Headaches 2

Show all 37 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Indomethacin

Dosage Patients Percentage
50mg as needed 3
25 mg three times daily 2
1 capsule(s) twice daily 1
50 mg daily 1
50 mg three times daily 1
75 mg twice daily 1
200 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Indomethacin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 31
Doctor's advice 22
Did not seem to work 18
Course of treatment ended 14
Other 9
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 76 patients who've stopped taking Indomethacin

Duration

Currently taking Indomethacin

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Indomethacin

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 30
1 - 6 months 19
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 51
Usually 13
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 12
Not at all hard to take 50
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 4
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 25
Not specified 38

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Indomethacin after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Meloxicam (Mobic) 2
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 2
Acetaminophen-butalbital (Bupap) 1
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 1
Colchicine (Colcrys) 1

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Indomethacin and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 3
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 2
Adalimumab (Humira) 1
Allopurinol (Zyloprim) 1
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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7 patient evaluations for Indomethacin

Feb 26, 2015 (Started Oct 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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May 8, 2012 (Started Apr 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, dizziness and feeling faint, low blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

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Feb 7, 2012 (Started Jan 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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