Prescribing information for Indocin®, a brand name for indomethacin.
The indomethacin dosage for gout is given as
Capsules INDOCIN 50 mg t.i.d. until pain is tolerable. The dose should then be rapidly reduced to
complete cessation of the drug. Definite relief of pain has been reported within 2 to 4 hours.
Tenderness and heat usually subside in 24 to 36 hours, and swelling gradually disappears in 3 to 5
The abbreviation, t.i.d., means three times per day.
Like many medicines, Indocin® is often misspelled. Though spelling is often overrated, it pays to take extra care with medicines, as a misunderstanding might cause treatment problems in the unlikely event of a similar sounding drug being taken mistakenly.
In the list below, I have included other brand names in addition to Indocin®. When buying medicine, it is usually best to use the generic name rather than a brand name, unless additional active ingredients make the gout medicine more useful to you.
Indo replaced by Endo.
Indo replaced by Ido – missing n.
A common abbreviation, but not recommended, as abbreviations can often cause confusion.
thacin replaced by cine. This appears most frequently in Chinese articles.
meth replaced by menth.
A very common alternative (dropping the h), which is the main spelling in some countries. See the indometacin page for more details.
This is the correct spelling of the NSAID that is used to
relieve gout pain by reducing inflammation. Full details can be found in
the indomethacin pages in the Anti-Inflammatory Gout Cure part of the Gout Treatment Section.
- Indomethacin Brands
Common brand names include: Arthrexin, Indocin; Indocid; Indomethacinum; Indomethazine; Imbrilon; Metindol; Tannex; and Novo-Methacin.
e added at end – French spelling. Also occurs as indometacine.
cin replaced by cyn – possibly Indonesian or other language.
thacin replaced by thasin – s instead of c.
missing a near end.
a replaced by e.
a replaced by i. Also gets written as endomethicin.
a replaced by o.
Everything that I have said about Indocin® for gout guidelines also applies to all the alternatives listed here.
If you are aware of other common spellings or brand names, please share them on the gout forum.