The Brand Name ARTISID Has Generic Salt :: Indomethacin
ARTISID Is From Company Sun Priced :: Rs. 17.5
ARTISID have Indomethacin is comes under Sub class Analgesics , Anti inflammatory Drugs of Main Class Musculoskeletal Disorders , Pain
Main Medicine Class:: Musculoskeletal Disorders , Pain Sub Medicine Class :: Analgesics , Anti inflammatory Drugs
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Indications for Drugs ::
Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), gout, acute non-articular rheumatism (bursitis, synovitis, tendinitis).
Drug Dose ::
By mouth, rheumatic disease, 50-200 mg daily in divided doses, with food. Acute gout, 150-200 mg daily in divided doses. Dismenorrhea, upto 75 mg daily. Children: Not recommended Rectal Pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders Adult: As supp: 100 mg to be inserted at night and repeated in the morning if necessary.
Indomethacin is contraindicated in patients with ulcer, gastritis, active ulcerative colitis, and should be used with caution in patients with a history of these disorders. It is also contraindicated in previously hypersensitive patient.
Drug Precautions ::
Patient w/ known CV disease or risk factors for CV disease, fluid retention, history of GI disease (e.g. bleeding or ulcers), history of mental depression or other psychiatric disorder, epilepsy, or parkinsonian syndrome; existing infection that is adequately controlled. May mask signs and symptoms of infection. Hepatic and renal impairment. Elderly, childn. Pregnancy and lactation.
Drug Side Effects ::
Headaches, usually in the morning and mild vertigo may occur during the early weeks of therapy. These symptoms are transient and usually disappear with continued use or by reduction of the dose. Gastrointestinal reactions such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, epigastric and abdominal pain are often due to large doses of the drug and disappear when the dose is reduced.
Pregnancy category ::
Drug Mode of Action ::
Indometacin, an indole acetic acid derivative has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic actions. It reversibly inhibits cyclooxygenase-1 and -2 (COX-1 and -2) enzymes, thus resulting in reduced synthesis of prostaglandin precursors.
Drug Interactions ::
May increase plasma levels of methotrexate. Increased risk of GI bleeding w/ warfarin. May reduce hypotensive effects of hydralazine, furosemide, ?-blockers (e.g. atenolol, propranolol, oxprenolol), or thiazide diuretics. Increased risk of hyperkalaemia w/ K-sparing diuretics, ACE inhibitors, K supplements. May increase nephrotoxic effects of ciclosporin or triamterene. Increase plasma concentration w/ probenecid. May increase plasma levels of aminoglycoside (e.g. amikacin, gentamicin) in premature neonates. May enhance antipsychotic effect (e.g. severe drowsiness and confusion) of haloperidol. Al- or Mg-containing antacids may reduce GI disorders of indometacin. Potentially Fatal: Diflunisal decreases renal clearance and increases plasma concentrations of indometacin which leads to fatal GI haemorrhage.