Indocin is offered by one of the well-known pharmaceutical companies, Merck & Co., Inc. It is composed of Indomethacin as the main active component, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is indicated for the treatment of pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis, gout, bursitis, and tendonitis. It is available in dosages like 25 mg and 50 mg. It is offered in a conventional tablet form.
Manufacturer: Merck & Co., Inc.
Active Ingredient: The active component of this medicine is Indomethacin, which shows anti-inflammatory activity and chemopreventive properties. This active component is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that inhibits the enzyme cyclooxygenase so as to prevent the cyclooxygenase-mediated DNA. This agent also inhibits the expression of multidrug-resistant protein type 1, which leads to increase efficacies of some antineoplastic agents. It activates phosphatases, which inhibits the migration and proliferation of cancer cells.
Indications: It has active ingredient Indomethacin that relieves pain, swelling, and joint stiffness induced by arthritis, gout, bursitis, and tendonitis. It is also indicated for the treatment of pain from various other conditions. Indocin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that works by blocking the production of certain natural substances in the body that cause inflammation. It also decreases swelling and pain.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medication reduces the production of prostaglandins. These are chemicals that the body makes and which induce the fever and pain that are related to inflammation. Indocin blocks the enzymes that produce prostaglandins and to reduce the levels of prostaglandins. It leads to a reduction in fever, pain and inflammation.
Dosages: This effective medicine is offered in dosages as given below:
- 25 mg: It must be taken 2 or 3 times a day with a full glass of water as advised by the doctor
- 50 mg: Consume this tablet for 2 to 3 times a day with or without food as prescribed by the doctor
Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after consuming this medication. It can be taken with food, antacid, or milk to avoid stomach upset.