Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR is used in reducing mild to moderate pain and swelling in conditions like osteoarthritis (wearing off of the flexible tissues of your bone), rheumatoid arthritis (pain and swelling in joints), gout (deposition of crystals between your joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (fusion of small bones in your spine).
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR works by blocking the release of a specific chemical substance known as prostaglandin, responsible for pain and swelling.
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR has some side effects like stomach pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, indigestion, and heartburn. However, these side effects can be prevented by taking the medication with milk or a meal. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist or worsen. Avoid taking this medicine if you have been allergic to it.
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR may cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. Therefore, it is advisable not to drive or do anything that requires concentration. Alcohol intake is not recommended as it may result in side effects such as dizziness and stomach and/or intestinal bleeding.
Inform your doctor if you have a history of ulcers or have undergone bypass surgery or have any problems related to your heart, kidneys, or liver. Inform your doctor about any other medications you are taking because they may affect or be affected by this medication.
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR is unsafe for use in pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Hence, consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding.
List of substitutes for Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR
Donica 75 mg Capsule SR
Ipca Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Indocid 75 mg Capsule SR
Microcid 75 mg Capsule SR
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Major & minor side effects for Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR
Acid or sour stomach
Nausea and Vomiting
Fever with chills
Ringing or buzzing in the ears
Unusual tiredness and weakness
Uses of Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR
What is it prescribed for?
Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by the wearing of flexible tissue at the ends of bones. The weakening of the cartilage (protective tissue) at the ends of bones happens gradually and increases with time. The most common symptom is joint pain in your hands, neck, lower back, knees or hips. Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR reduces pain and swelling associated with such conditions.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune (body’s immunity starts harming the body itself) disorder that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. The symptoms include joint pain, stiffness and tenderness. In some cases, the condition can damage internal organs including your skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR reduces pain and swelling associated with such conditions.
Ankylosing Spondylitis is a kind of arthritis that mainly affects the spine causing inflammation. The disease is more common in men and generally begins in early adulthood. Back and joint pain are some common symptoms that cause a decrease in spine flexibility. Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR reduces pain and swelling associated with such conditions.
Bursitis is a painful condition that affects the bursae (small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles surrounding your joints). It develops when the bursae become inflamed. It is usually observed in the shoulder, elbow, and hip. Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR reduces pain and swelling associated with such conditions.
Tendinitis is swelling or irritation of a tendon, a connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. Pain and tenderness are felt right outside the joint as a result of the disease. It commonly occurs in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels. Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR reduces pain and swelling associated with such conditions.
Gout is a painful form of arthritis in which there is a high level of uric acid in your body. High levels of uric acid get accumulated in your joint in the form of crystals (sodium urate crystals). This accumulation causes swelling and pain. Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR reduces pain and swelling associated with gout.
When not to use?
It is advisable to avoid Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have a known allergy to painkillers or any other proteolytic enzymes. If any symptoms occur such as skin rash, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, and shock, seek an immediate medical treatment.
A peptic ulcer is an open sore that occurs on the inner lining of your stomach and the upper region of your small intestine. Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR is not recommended for use in patients with a peptic ulcers as this medicine acts by blocking the action of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins protect against harmful chemicals in the gastric lining. As the release of prostaglandins is blocked by this medicine there are chances of bleeding or leads to holes in your stomach or intestine and can worsen your condition. Inform your doctor if you have the history of ulcer or gastrointestinal bleeding.
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery is a surgical procedure that increases blood flow to your heart. Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR is not recommended for use in such patients as it increases the chances of heart attack or stroke.
Asthma is a disorder in which the airways in your lungs constrict and swell, increasing mucus production. Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR is not recommended for use if there is a known history of NSAID-sensitive asthma. This medicine can cause narrowing of your airway and results in a breathing problem which can worsen the condition.
Warnings for special population
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR is not advisable for pregnant women, especially in the 3rd trimester as it may affect your foetus. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risk.
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR is known to pass into the breastmilk. It should not be used in breastfeeding women as it may affect your infant. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding while taking this medicine.
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR may cause severe bleeding or a hole in the linings of your digestive tract upon prolonged usage. These adverse events may occur with or without any warning or symptoms. This risk is especially higher in the elderly population and if there is a history of gastrointestinal diseases.
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR may result in skin allergy without a warning. This includes rashes, fever, and other allergy symptoms. In such cases, it is advisable to report to your doctor as soon as possible.
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR should be used with caution if you have hypertension (increased blood pressure) as it may reduce the effect of anti-hypertensive medicines.
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR should be used with caution in the elderly population due to an increase in the risk of undesired side effects. Your doctor may monitor your kidney function and symptoms of bleeding while you are taking this medicine.
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR should be used with caution in the presence of heart diseases due to the increased risk of side effects on your heart, especially after prolonged use. Your doctor may monitor your heart function while you are taking this medicine.
Driving or operating machinery
Use of Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR may cause drowsiness, visual disturbances, fatigue, dizziness, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience any of these symptoms.
If you missed a Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR dose, make sure that you remember to take your next dose on time. Do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.
Never take more than the prescribed dose. Seek an emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor in case you suspect an overdose of Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR due to the increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.
Interaction with Medicine
Fluid Retention and edema
Fluid Retention and oedema are swelling of the lower layer of skin caused by excessive fluid trapped beneath your body tissues. The use of painkillers has been associated with fluid retention and oedema. In individuals with preexisting fluid retention, hypertension (increased blood pressure), or a history of heart failure, Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR should be used with caution.
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR should be used with caution in case of anaemia due to the increased risk of low haemoglobin levels.
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with a history of any kidney disease as this medicine gets accumulated in the impaired kidneys.
Gastrointestinal toxicity symptoms are nausea, vomiting, indigestion, stomach pain, etc. Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR may cause damage to your stomach, intestines, liver, etc., especially on prolonged use. Consult your doctor if there are any symptoms, such as indigestion, blood in your stool or vomit.
Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR should be used with caution in case of liver disease as this medicine gets accumulated in the impaired liver.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Indocap 75 mg Capsule SR with food or milk to prevent an upset stomach.
Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration. Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.
Do not open, crush or chew the capsule in your mouth.