Indomethacin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Its chemical name is 1-(4-chlorobenzoyl)-5-methoxy-2-methylindole-3-acetic acid. The CAS number for Indomethacin is 53-86-1.
It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, which are substances in the body that cause inflammation, pain, and fever. Indomethacin is commonly prescribed for conditions such as arthritis, gout, and menstrual pain.
Indomethacin is available in various forms, including oral capsules, suppositories, and injections. The specific dosage and duration of treatment depend on the individual’s condition and response to the medication. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by a healthcare professional.
While Indomethacin can be effective in reducing pain and inflammation, like other NSAIDs, it may also have potential side effects. Common side effects include stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, headache, and skin rash. It can also inc