Indomethacin for Slowing Preterm Labor
What To Think About
- Indomethacin is used with caution, particularly for pregnant women with heart disease, asthma, a history of intestinal bleeding or ulcers, kidney disease, problems with blood clotting, or a decreased amount of amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios). It is also not used during the last 2 months of pregnancy because of possible effects on fetal heart development.
- When indomethacin is used for more than 3 to 7 days, fetal monitoring with an Reference echocardiogram Opens New Window and regular Reference ultrasound Opens New Window tests on the mother are used to check the amount of amniotic fluid.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 10, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine