In the line of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, "Indomethacin" is not the last. The instruction indicates that its main therapeutic component is 5-Methoxy-2-methyl-1- (4-chlorobenzoyl) -1H-indole-3-acetic acid. It is this element that acts as an excellent antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory agent. "Indomethacin" interferes with the metabolism of arachidonic acid, does not allow the aggregation of platelets.
It suppresses inflammation at all stages of healing, minimizes the amount of prostaglandins both in the center of the inflammation and in the tissues that have not yet been affected. "Indomethacin" does not allow the mediators of inflammation to develop , normalizes the permeability of the vascular walls, reduces the permeability of capillaries. "Indomethacin", the instruction details its effect, restores blood circulation in a damaged place, relieves pain.
These properties of the drug can be used to treat a wide variety of diseases.
"Indomethacin" in gynecology is used to get rid of unpleasant symptoms in amenorrhea or dysmenorrhea. The drug eliminates bleeding, anesthetizes.
The medicine has many forms: drops, tablets, solutions, gels, suppositories and ointments.
Tablets are most often used to eliminate joint pain in arthritis (chronic, juvenile, psoriatic, rheumatoid), gout, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis. In the tablets "Indomethacin", the instruction explains this, it is prescribed for traumatic injuries of soft tissues, diseases of the spine, rheumatism, neuralgia, diffuse diseases of connective tissues. Sometimes to accelerate recovery with tablets for the treatment of such diseases prescribe ointments and gels for external use.
In addition to these diseases, tablets "Indomethacin", the instruction also explains this, is an integral part of the treatment of ENT diseases - organs, cystitis, adnexitis, prostatitis.
The medicine helps with headache or dental pain, inflammation arising in the peripheral nervous system.
To eliminate gynecological diseases, the drug is prescribed simultaneously in the form of tablets and vaginal suppositories.
Indomethacin drops ophthalmologists recommend for the prevention of inflammation in operations on the eyes.
Does the preparation "Indomethacin" have side effects? Of course, like any of the medicines. Negative reactions can occur in any body system. From the digestive tract may be diarrhea disorders: nausea, upset of the chair, pain, heartburn.
The nervous system can react with the appearance of noise in the ears, dizziness, headache. Some patients reported a sleep disorder, severe braking or, on the contrary, arousal.
Indomethacin, the instruction warns, can cause allergy, at times - bleeding (uterine, gingival, gemmoroidal or gastric). But the latest manifestations are possible only in cases of a very long course of treatment or taking increased doses of the drug.
People taking Indomethacin treatment (however, any other drug too) should immediately report them to the doctor at the first unpleasant manifestations. Usually, all negative reactions take place after the dosage adjustment. Sometimes the drug is simply canceled.
It should be remembered that an independent, without the recommendation of a doctor, treatment "Indomethacin", can cause great harm to the body. Especially those people to whom it is contraindicated.
And people who have such contraindications, a lot. These include:
• Sufferers of ulcerative manifestations, colitis
• Patients with amblyopia, visual impairment (color), optic nerve diseases
• People with hearing impairment
• Anyone with cardiac dysfunction has asthma or hypertension
• Patients with pathology of the vestibular apparatus
• Patients suffering from kidney, heart, liver failure
• Hemophiliacs, people with other blood diseases
The drug is not recommended for use without prescription.