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Arthrexin

Generic Name: Indomethacin
Product Name: Arthrexin

Indication

Indomethacin is used in the symptomatic treatment of

-Rheumatoid arthritis
-Osteoarthritis
-Acute gout
-Ankylosing spondylitis
-Dysmenorrhoea
-Any pain due to inflammation
-Pain following orthopaedic surgery

Action

Indomethacin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs relieve pain and inflammation by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins, which have an important involvement in the production of inflammation, pain and fever in the body

Dose advice

Adults
50â??200 mg per day given orally or rectally in 2â??4 divided doses

Children
1â??4 mg/kg per day given orally or rectally in 2â??4 divided doses

Schedule

S4

Common side effects

-Vertigo
-Nausea
-Heartburn
-Stomach ulcers
-Diarrhoea
-Headache
-Dizziness
-Salt and fluid retention
-High blood pressure
-Constipation
-Flatulence
-Loss of appetite
-Stomach cramps

Uncommon side effects

-High potassium levels
-Kidney function impairment
-Confusion
-Asthma
-Rash
-Ulceration of the oesophagus
-Heart failure

 

For further information talk to your doctor.

Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 22 July, 2003


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