indomethacin/indomethacin sodium trihydrate

indomethacin/indomethacin sodium trihydrate (in´dōmeth´əsin sō´dēəm trīhī´drāt), n brand names:

Indocin, Indocin SR, Indameth;
drug class: nonsteroidal antiinflammatory;
action: inhibits prostaglandin synthesis by interfering with cyclooxygenase needed for biosynthesis; possesses analgesic, antiinflamatory, antipyretic properties;
uses: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing rheumatoid spondylitis, acute gouty arthritis.