Definition of indomethacin in English:



  • A compound with anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic properties, used chiefly to treat rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

    • ‘The main reason for including indomethacin in the analgesic plan was to treat the profound peripheral inflammatory response that results from surgical trauma.’
    • ‘However, do not mix the liquid form of ibuprofen, indomethacin, or naproxen together with an antacid, or any other liquid, before taking it.’
    • ‘Acute attacks may respond to indomethacin or another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug in adequate dosages.’
    • ‘Although similar to cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania headaches are briefer and are treated effectively with indomethacin.’
    • ‘At that time, patients treated with indomethacin spray developed more severe erythematous reactions until about 5 weeks after starting therapy.’


1960s: from indo(le) + meth(yl) + ac(etic) + -in.