Can Indomethacin Cause Problems?

Side Effects of Indomethacin

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with indomethacin. However, not everyone who takes the medicine will experience side effects. If people do develop side effects, in many cases, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
Common side effects include:
 
  • Headache
  • Heartburn or indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Nausea, with or without vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Constipation
  • Spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Swelling.
     
Potentially serious side effects include:
 
These possibly serious side effects are shared with all NSAIDs; many of these side effects can lead to life-threatening complications or even loss of life.
 
(Click Indomethacin Side Effects to learn more, including additional serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
 
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