What is Inmecin?
Inmecin is classified as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) type of medication. The active ingredient indomethacin works by stopping the body from producing certain natural substances that cause a fever, pain and inflammation. It is mainly prescribed to treat inflammation, pain, stiffness and tenderness caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Some people may also use the medication to treat bursitis, tendinitis and gout.
How is Inmecin used?
Inmecin should be taken as prescribed by a doctor, usually 2 to 4 times per day. To prevent an upset stomach, it should be taken with some food and a glass of water or milk. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís response to the therapy. It is not recommended to take more than 200mg within a 24 hour period. Do not discontinue the medication without contacting a doctor as it may lead to a relapse in the condition.
Inmecin may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Bloating or gas
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Chest pain
- Black, bloody or tarry stools
- Unexplained rapid weight gain
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Difficulty urinating
Let a doctor know you are using the medication if you need to take a medical test as the medication may cause unusual results with certain medical tests.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Inmecin is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.