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 24 11
Gout 22 8
Pain 16 4
Headaches 13 4
Psoriatic arthritis 12 2
Migraine headaches 9 4

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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
Severe
16
Moderate
9
Mild
9
None
30

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Indomethacin

Side effect Patients
Nausea 8
Stomach pain 5
Dizziness 4
Dizziness and feeling faint 3
Drowsiness 2
Headaches 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Indomethacin

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

Why patients stopped taking Indomethacin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 29
Doctor's advice 20
Did not seem to work 16
Course of treatment ended 13
Other 8
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently taking Indomethacin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Indomethacin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 28
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 48
Usually 12
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 11
Not at all hard to take 47
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 4
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 21
Not specified 37

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Indomethacin after stopping:

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

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Patients stopped taking Indomethacin and switched to:

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

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Last updated:

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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