Used for: Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylosis, Menstrual pain, Osteoarthritis, Acute gout
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What is Indocid?

Indocid is a brand medication that contains Indomethacin, which belongs to a class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by inhibiting the neurotransmitter responsible for pain signals and inflammation. Therefore, it is used in many different conditions that involve pain, including menstrual pain, ankylosing spondylosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and acute gout.

How to use it?

Indocid is available as capsules. Take with or after food to reduce stomach upset. The total daily dose should not exceed 200 mg. Take the lowest dose possible to reduce pain for the shortest duration possible.

For acute pain,
take 25-50 mg 2-3 times per day by mouth.

What are the side effects of Indocid?

Common side effects of Indocid include stomach indigestion, nausea, bleeding gastric ulcer, and allergic reaction. Prolonged use may lead to kidney injury, bleeding and increase the risk of a cardiovascular event.

Who should not take Indocid?

  • People who are allergic to Indocid or any component of the formulation
  • People who are allergic to other NSAIDs
  • People with severe liver disease
  • People who have experienced bronchospasm, asthma, or rash with NSAIDs
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Where to buy Indocid in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Indocid is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Indocid in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 25mg (Capsules)
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Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
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Used for: Inflammation, Rheumatoid arthritis, Fever, Pain, Gout, Osteoarthritis
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Used for: Inflammation, Pain
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