UK Registered Pharmacy

Online Prescription Available

Free Delivery on orders over £40

Indometacin 28 x 25mg Capsules

Maximum Quantity Allowed:

Indometacin belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These are used to reduce inflammation and pain in joints and muscles. Indometacin cannot cure arthritis but is used to relieve symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness and joint pain.

28 Capsules (1 pack)
56 Capsules (2 packs)
84 Capsules (3 packs)
112 Capsules (4 packs)
140 Capsules (5 packs)
168 Capsules (6 packs)

This information is for learning purposes only until you have completed a medical questionnaire about your condition. You will be able to select this as a preferred treatment to buy only when you've submitted the questionnaire for our prescribers to check. Product supplied may be from a different manufacturer.

Fastest delivery:
Order by 03:00pm

Buy Indometacin Online

Indometacin, also known as Indomethacin, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain, inflammation, and swelling caused by various conditions. It is commonly available in capsule form and is typically prescribed for conditions such as:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis: A chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the joints.
  • Osteoarthritis: A degenerative joint disease that occurs with age and wear and tear on the joints.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis: An inflammatory arthritis that mainly affects the spine.
  • Gout: A type of arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints.
  • Acute pain: It may be prescribed for short-term relief of pain, such as after surgery or injury.
  • Tendinitis or bursitis: Inflammation of tendons or bursae (small fluid-filled sacs that cushion joints).

Indometacin works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, which are chemicals involved in inflammation, pain, and fever. By reducing the levels of these chemicals, it helps to alleviate pain and inflammation associated with various conditions.

As with any medication, Indometacin may have potential side effects and interactions with other drugs, so it is essential to take it only under the supervision and prescription of a pharmacist. If you are prescribed Indometacin capsules, make sure to follow your pharmacist's instructions and report any adverse reactions or concerns promptly.

Indometacin Product Warnings

Do not take Indometacin capsules if you:

  • are in the last three months of pregnancy or while you are breast-feeding
  • are allergic (hypersensitive) to indometacin or any of the ingredients of Indometacin capsules
  • are allergic (hypersensitive) to aspirin, ibuprofen or other NSAIDs or you have developed signs of asthma (wheezing), runny nose, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, or a skin rash with pale or red irregular raised patches with severe itching when taking these medicines
  • are taking other NSAIDs (e.g. naproxen) including COX II inhibitors (e.g. celecoxib)
  • suffer from angioneurotic oedema (swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat)
  • have or have had a history of two or more episodes of peptic ulcer (ulcer in your stomach or duodenum) or bleeding in your stomach or intestines in the past.
  • have severe liver, kidney or heart problems
  • have a nasal obstruction (nasal polyps)

 Indometacin Directions

  • Always take Indometacin capsules exactly as your doctor or prescriber has told you.
  • Swallow the capsules with or immediately after food, or with milk or antacids (indigestion remedy) to reduce side effects on the stomach and intestines.

Indometacin Product Ingredients

  • Active Ingredients: The active substance is indometacin PhEur. Each capsule contains either 25mg indometacin.
  • Inactive Ingredients: The other ingredients are starch 1500, powdered cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, yellow iron oxide (E172), titanium dioxide (E171), gelatin, shellac glaze, iron oxide black (E172), propylene glycol.

Indometacin Side Effects

Common side effects of Indomethacin include:

  • vomiting
  • upset stomach
  • heartburn
  • diarrhoea
  • a feeling of bowel fullness
  • constipation
  • bloating
  • gas
  • rectal irritation
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • nervousness
  • headache
  • skin rash
  • itching
  • blurred vision

More serious side effects are:
  • swelling of the hands or feet
  • sudden or unexplained weight gain
  • hearing changes (such as ringing in the ears)
  • mental/mood changes
  • difficult/painful swallowing
  • unusual tiredness

Indometacin Frequently Asked Questions

What is Indometacin used for?
Indometacin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain, inflammation, and swelling caused by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, tendinitis, and bursitis.

How does Indometacin work?
Indometacin works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, which are chemicals that play a role in inflammation, pain, and fever. By reducing the levels of prostaglandins, Indometacin helps to alleviate pain and inflammation.

What is the recommended dosage of Indometacin?
The dosage of Indometacin can vary depending on the condition being treated, the severity of symptoms, and individual patient factors. It is typically taken as a capsule and should be taken as prescribed by the healthcare professional.

Are there any side effects of Indometacin?
Yes, like all medications, Indometacin can have side effects. Common side effects may include stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and headache. In some cases, it may cause more severe side effects such as stomach ulcers, bleeding, allergic reactions, or kidney problems.

Can Indometacin be taken with other medications?
Indometacin may interact with certain medications, including other NSAIDs, blood-thinning medications, diuretics, and certain blood pressure medications. It is essential to inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions.

Can Indometacin be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Indometacin is generally not recommended during pregnancy, especially in the later stages, as it may pose risks to the unborn baby. It is also not recommended during breastfeeding, as the drug may pass into breast milk and affect the nursing infant. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their healthcare provider before using this medication.

Can Indometacin be taken on an empty stomach?
Indometacin can be taken with or without food. However, taking it with food may help reduce the risk of stomach upset.

Is Indometacin addictive?
No, Indometacin is not addictive. It is not classified as a controlled substance.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Indometacin?
Drinking alcohol while taking Indometacin may increase the risk of stomach irritation and gastrointestinal side effects. It is best to avoid or limit alcohol consumption during the course of treatment with this medication.

Can Indometacin be used for children?
Indometacin is typically not recommended for children unless specifically prescribed by a paediatrician for a specific condition. It is essential to follow the doctor's instructions carefully when using this medication in children.

Please note that these FAQs are for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice. If you have specific questions or concerns about Indometacin or any medication, it is best to consult with a healthcare professional.

© Pharmacy Direct GB 2024. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

Made by Pharmacy Mentor