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About - Indomethacin

By mouth: Treats pain. This is an NSAID.

Injection: Used in premature babies born with heart disease such as patent ductus arteriosus.

Rectal route: Indomethacin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e.g., osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis) or gout, such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain.

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Congenital nephrotic syndrome

Congenital nephrotic syndrome is a disorder passed down through families in which a baby develops protein in the urine and swelling of the body. Congenital means it is present from birth. However, this group of disorders also includes nephrotic syndrome that occurs in the first 3 months of life.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: September 8, 2013

Patent ductus arteriosus

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a condition in which the ductus arteriosus does not close. The word "patent" means open.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: November 5, 2013

Diabetes insipidus - nephrogenic

Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is a disorder in which a defect in the small tubes (tubules) in the kidneys causes a person to pass a large amount of urine. The tubules normally allow water to be removed from the kidney and returned into the blood, without leaking into the urine.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: June 26, 2012


Gout is a type of arthritis. It occurs when uric acid builds up in blood and causes inflammation in the joints.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: April 20, 2013

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a heart problem that occurs soon after birth in some babies. In PDA, abnormal blood flow occurs between two of the major arteries that are connected to the heart.

Diseases and Conditions - Updated: June 11, 2014

Alzheimer's disease

Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. Alzheimer's disease (AD), is one form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time. It affects memory, thinking, and behavior.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: September 26, 2011

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