Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)



  • It fights inflammation and pain, lowers fever and thins the blood.

  • It is used in adults for the short-term treatment of acute pain in osteoarthritis, certain inflammations (tendonitis, bursitis, acute painful shoulder), arthritis (including gout) and severe sciatica;

  • It is the specific treatment of certain headaches:

    • Some exertional headaches and coughs.

    • Paroxysmal hemicrania for which this is the specific treatment.





Contraindications of the drug INDOCID


This medicine should not be used in the following cases:

  • History of gastrointestinal bleeding during previous treatment with NSAIDs, including aspirin;
    stomach or duodenal ulcer, history of recurrent digestive ulcer or bleeding;

  • Severe liver failure;

  • Severe kidney failure;

  • Severe heart failure;

  • Child under 15;

  • Inflammation or recent bleeding from the rectum (suppository);

  • Pregnancy (from the 6 th month).


Possible side effects of the drug INDOCID

The most common side effects are digestive:

  • Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, constipation, gastritis, aggravation of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
    Headache (which may require discontinuation of treatment), dizziness, fatigue.


Rarely :

  • Ulcer of the stomach or duodenum, haemorrhage of the digestive tract, most often during high dose treatment;

  • Allergic reaction: rash, itching, edema, asthma;

  • Mental confusion, sleep disturbances, nervous disorders, tingling of the extremities, worsening of epilepsy or Parkinson's disease;vision or hearing disturbances;

  • Arterial hypertension, palpitations, chest pain ...;

  • Abnormal blood count, increased transaminases, hyperkalaemia.


Suppositories can also cause local irritation: itching, burning sensation, bleeding.