Indomethacin Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • water retention
  • visible water retention
  • an intense headache
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • indigestion
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • upper abdominal pain
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • ringing in the ears
  • bleeding
  • stomach or intestinal ulcer
  • itching
  • fainting
  • a skin rash
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • constipation
  • drowsiness
  • excessive sweating
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • decreased appetite
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
  • anemia
  • a type of blood clotting disorder called disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • a decrease in platelet clotting
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • mental problems from taking the drug
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • double vision
  • blurred vision
  • deposits on the eye
  • high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • chronic heart failure
  • a stroke
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • low blood pressure
  • bruising under the skin
  • fluid in the lungs
  • bronchospastic lung disease
  • inflammation of the esophagus
  • an ulcer in the esophagus
  • a stomach ulcer
  • an ulcer from too much stomach acid
  • inflammation of the large intestine
  • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
  • blood coming from anus
  • inflammation of the rectum
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • nephrotic syndrome, a type of kidney disorder
  • a type of kidney inflammation called interstitial nephritis
  • damage to the kidneys
  • kidney failure
  • renal papillary necrosis
  • decreased kidney function
  • bloody urine
  • bleeding not related to menstrual period
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • hives
  • seizures
  • a type of speech disorder called dysarthria
  • nosebleed
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • bloody vomit
  • abdominal bloating
  • elevation of proteins in the urine
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • pancreatitis
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • large purple or brown skin blotches
  • enlarged breasts
  • breast pain
  • hair loss
  • muscle weakness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • fever
  • low energy
  • small reddish-purplish pin-point sized spots on skin
  • weight gain
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • gas
  • an increased need to urinate often
  • high blood sugar
  • a condition where there is excess sugar in the urine
  • nervousness
  • involuntary muscle movements
  • anxious feelings
  • fast heartbeat
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