Precautions and Warnings With Indomethacin
It's important to understand the precautions and warnings with indomethacin before starting treatment. For example, you should not take the medication if you have an active bleeding condition, are allergic to the drug, are in the third trimester of pregnancy, or are nursing. People who take indomethacin need to know about potential interactions that may occur if they take the drug with certain other medications (such as other NSAIDs).
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Liver disease or liver failure
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Bleeding problems (or are taking a medicine that decreases the ability for blood to clot)
- Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of these conditions
- Digestive system problems, including ulcerative colitis or diverticulitis
- Parkinson's disease
- Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAID pain medicines.
It's also important to let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol frequently
- Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may currently be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.