Indocin for gout is a common allopathic treatment. Indocin is the brand name for this anti-inflammatory drug made by Merck & Company, who boasts a long history of drug-making since 1851. Indocin and gout have nearly become synonymous in recent years for providing relief from the unbearable pain of an attack.

There are other anti-inflammatory drugs like indocin for gout that are highly effective and can be purchased over the counter.

Indocin is Indomethacin

Indomethacin is the generic name for this type of drug used as gout treatment; Indocin is just one brand name of many. Other companies that make generic indomethacin are Teva Pharmaceuticals and Mylan Labs.

With many applications for various forms of arthritis, indomethacin/Indocin is used for gout, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.


Indomethacin is a class of drugs known as “non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs” or NSAIDs. They work by blocking prostaglandins – the hormonal compound produced by the body that rushes to the site of an injury or irritation – and decreases the inflammation which in turn also stops or slows the pain.

Indocin for gout is very effective in this way. However, other home remedies for gout and generic ibuprofen which is also an NSAID, will often work just as well.

Other Brand Names and Spellings

Other brands of indomethacin besides Indocin are: Arthrexin, Imbrilon, Indocid, Indomethazine, Tannex, and Indomethacinum.

Common misspellings are: endomethacin, idomethacin, indomecine, indomenthacin, and indometacin.

Indocin for Gout Relief

When using Indocin for gout relief, it is prudent to follow your health care practitioner’s directions. While over-the-counter NSAIDs are generally accepted as safe for the public as treatment for gout, they should still be used under a medical doctor’s supervision.

Being aware of the side effects that are possible when using Indocin for gout is also recommended. Having some knowledge of what to expect and what to look for in case of any adverse reactions with any drug or home remedies for gout, is always advisable.


Indocin comes in three forms; capsule, liquid, or suppositories. According to information from, taking the required dosages with milk or food can help to prevent stomach upset.

The Indocin capsules come in 25 and 50mg strengths, the liquid in 25mg per teaspoon, and 50mg suppositories.

Although subject to the direction of your health care professional, the generally recommended dosage of Indocin for gout symptoms calls for 50mgs three times per day until the pain subsides to a more tolerable level.

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Man I am so glad I stumbled upon your site. I am ready to give up and throw in the towl, this GOUT is getting the best of me. Ill give you a quick background leading up to today. In December 2002 I was diagnosed with gout in my left toe…traditional red, swollen, hurt like hell happened in the middle of the night and couldn’t put my shoe on. Then about a year later I started getting a small bump on my right index finger which lasted for about 2-3 months of pain, swelling, redness doctors couldnt dain anything nor could they tell me what it was and then it solidified (appeaers as a punched out leason on x-Ray). To this day that joint cannot move at all, I have no motion in the first joint in my finger as it now fused togethor not sure if it is Tophi or not. The Gout went to my akle for a little, then the knees and now both wrists (which seems to be the worst of them all). All my doctors for the last 10 years have told me its gout, they have given me indomethicen, prednisone, allopurinol, colchicine, they only one that didnt agrevate it was colchicine and that has kept things at bay for the time being. My current Rheumotologist says it is not gout bacuse there have been no crystals found (drew fluid from my knee from a previsous injury) and that it is early onset ostearthritis. I am currently having an attack in both writst…can’t turn door knobs, brush my teeth put on my clothes or do the simplest things like change my babies diaper without being in agony. My UA levels have always been high and sometimes really high. I have had it as high as 11 and low as about 6.5 so not sure what to think about that. I have included pictures of my finger for reference. Most of all I am ready to get rid of this altogether instead of just getting rid of the attacks as they come.

Thanks Bert!!!  ~ Mickey

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Side Effects

As with all drugs, taking Indocin for gout is not without risk. There are a number of side effects that are possible with Indocin, however it is known to be generally well tolerated by a broad range of patients.

The more common side effects of Indocin are:

  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Vertigo
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Tinnitus

The more serious side effects of Indocin are:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Liver damage
  • Kidney failure
  • Fluid retention
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Allergic rashes
  • Vision problems
  • Schizophrenia

   Remember!  Indocin for gout is only one option when using NSAIDS.


Bert Middleton

“I know your pain. Let me help you kill your gout for good!  And teach you to advocate for yourself and take ownership of your gout recovery, by showing you how to live the gout-free lifestyle.” Two decades ago, Bert Middleton found himself diagnosed with gout. Like 8.3 million other people in the United States (approximately 4% of the population), he struggled helplessly with the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact that gout left unchecked can have on your life. Prescription drugs were of limited help… And the terrible pain of regular gout attacks left him unable to enjoy even the simplest daily pleasures. His marriage was suffering. His finances were spiraling due to the impact gout had on his ability to work. And maintaining a social life was often nearly impossible. Tophi surgeries left him in terrible pain.  And he found himself depressed … and angry … that gout was stealing years of his life.

Until one day, after hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation, Bert finally had a breakthrough and created a blueprint for a way of living that would prove to be “the answer” to living gout-free for nearly a decade now. Today, Bert and his “Gout Wife” Sharon devote their evenings and weekends to educating other gout sufferers on how to live the gout-free lifestyle. Showing others his 911 Emergency Response Gout Recovery Plan for getting PAINFUL gout attacks under control in as little as 4 hours. And then, how to make daily choices that keep gout under control for GOOD! So you can finally start LIVING again!