22.07 Indomethacin (Indocin)

 1 Minute Limit
Your access is limited to the first minute of video. Start a $1 trial to watch the full video.

Generic Name


Trade Name



Inflammatory disorders when patients do not respond to other medications


Decreases pain and inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis

Therapeutic Class

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

Pharmacologic Class


Nursing Considerations

• monitor for hepatitis and GI bleeding
• monitor for dizziness, drowsiness, and headache
• assess for anaphylactic reaction
• aspirin may decrease effectiveness
• monitor renal labs
• shake suspension before administration
• patient should wear sunscreen and protective clothing to protect against photosensitivity

NRSNG is the BEST place to learn nursing. Save 4+ hours of studying per week.

Start a 24 hour full access trial for just $1.

Start NRSNG Academy Trial

Module 0 – Pharmacology Course Introduction

Module 3 – Disease Specific Medications

Study Plans are available to NRSNG Academy Members only.Upgrade Now