Indomethacin for Slowing Preterm Labor
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Indomethacin is sometimes used as a Reference tocolytic medicine Opens New Window to prolong pregnancy by slowing preterm uterine contractions.
Indomethacin is given through a vein (Reference intravenously Opens New Window), by mouth as capsules or liquid (orally), or in the rectum (anal suppository).
Use of indomethacin for the treatment of preterm labor is an Reference unlabeled use Opens New Window of the drug. Indomethacin is usually used as an anti-inflammatory medicine to treat arthritis and other conditions that can affect joints and tissues around joints.
|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