Indometacin Other names: Indomethacin

Chemical formula: C₁₉H₁₆ClNO₄  Molecular mass: 357.788 g/mol  PubChem compound: 3715

Active ingredient description

Indometacin has anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic effects, it is an inhibitor of prostaglandin synthetase.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
C01EB03 Indometacin C Cardiovascular system → C01 Cardiac therapy → C01E Other cardiac preparations → C01EB Other cardiac preparations
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M01AB01 Indometacin M Musculo-skeletal system → M01 Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products → M01A Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products, non-steroids → M01AB Acetic acid derivatives and related substances
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M02AA23 Indometacin M Musculo-skeletal system → M02 Topical products for joint and muscular pain → M02A Topical products for joint and muscular pain → M02AA Antiinflammatory preparations, non-steroids for topical use
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S01BC01 Indometacin S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01B Antiinflammatory agents → S01BC Antiinflammatory agents, non-steroids
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
INDOCID Capsules Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
INDOCID Suppositories Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 53-86-1
DrugBank Drug: DB00328
KEGG Drug: D00141
PubChem Compound: 3715
RxNorm Ingredient: 5781
SNOMED-CT Concept: 373513008
Indometacin (substance)
UNII Identifier: XXE1CET956


Indometacin is an active ingredient of these brands:

United States (US)

Australia (AU)

Austria (AT)

Brazil (BR)

Cyprus (CY)

Ecuador (EC)

Estonia (EE)

Finland (FI)

France (FR)

Hong Kong (HK)

Israel (IL)

Japan (JP)

Lithuania (LT)

Malta (MT)

Mexico (MX)

Netherlands (NL)

Nigeria (NG)

Romania (RO)

Singapore (SG)

Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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