Indomethacin: Indocin (antirheumatics, ductus arteriosus patency adjuncts (IV only), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents)

Indomethacin: Indocin (antirheumatics, ductus arteriosus patency adjuncts (IV only), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents)

Generic Name

indomethacin

Trade Name

Indocin

Indication

Inflammatory disorders when patients do not respond to other medications

Action

Decreases pain and inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis

Therapeutic Class

antirheumatics, ductus arteriosus patency adjuncts (IV only), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Pharmacologic Class

none

Nursing Considerations

monitor for hepatitis and GI bleeding . . .