Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Indocin

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Indocid
  2. Novo-Methacin Suppositories
  3. Ratio-Indomethacin
  4. Rhodacine

Descriptions


Indomethacin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to help relieve symptoms of moderate to severe arthritis (eg, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis) or gout, such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. However, this medicine does not cure arthritis and will help you only as long as you continue to use it.

Indomethacin is also used to treat moderate to severe ankylosing spondylitis, which is a type of arthritis that affects the joints in the spine. This medicine may also be used to treat painful shoulder caused by bursitis or tendinitis.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Suppository