Indomethacin (Indocin®) is a drug approved to treat several conditions that cause pain, fever, inflammation, swelling, stiffness, or a combination of these symptoms.
For example, indomethacin is often prescribed to relieve symptoms of:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Painful shoulder, including pain caused by tendonitis or bursitis.
This drug comes in the form of capsules, an oral suspension, and suppositories. It belongs to a class of medicines known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which work by inhibiting the effects of certain pain-causing hormones. Before using this pain reliever, talk to your healthcare provider if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or any allergies.
(To learn more about this drug, click Indomethacin. This article gives an overview of side effects, available strengths, and more.)