Indomethacin and Pleurisy - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Pleurisy is found among people who take Indomethacin, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Indomethacin and have Pleurisy. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 13,667 people who have side effects when taking Indomethacin from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On May, 26, 2023

13,667 people reported to have side effects when taking Indomethacin.
Among them, 19 people (0.14%) have Pleurisy.

What is Indomethacin?

Indomethacin has active ingredients of indomethacin. It is often used in gout. eHealthMe is studying from 14,326 Indomethacin users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Pleurisy?

Pleurisy (inflammation of the pleurae, which causes pain when breathing) is found to be associated with 1,690 drugs and 1,101 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Indomethacin and Pleurisy reports submitted per year:

Could Indomethacin cause Pleurisy?

Time on Indomethacin when people have Pleurisy *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 60 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pleurisy when taking Indomethacin *:

  • female: 42.11 %
  • male: 57.89 %

Age of people who have Pleurisy when taking Indomethacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 46.15 %
  • 50-59: 30.77 %
  • 60+: 23.08 %

Common drugs people take besides Indomethacin *:

  1. Methotrexate: 7 people, 36.84%
  2. Actemra: 4 people, 21.05%
  3. Neurontin: 4 people, 21.05%
  4. Humira: 4 people, 21.05%
  5. Zyflo: 3 people, 15.79%
  6. Cymbalta: 3 people, 15.79%
  7. Percocet: 3 people, 15.79%
  8. Maxzide: 3 people, 15.79%
  9. Xyrem: 3 people, 15.79%
  10. Levoxyl: 3 people, 15.79%

Common side effects people have besides Pleurisy *:

  1. Pain: 7 people, 36.84%
  2. Breathing Difficulty: 6 people, 31.58%
  3. Fever: 6 people, 31.58%
  4. High Blood Pressure: 5 people, 26.32%
  5. Weight Decreased: 5 people, 26.32%
  6. Back Injury: 4 people, 21.05%
  7. Blood Pressure Diastolic Abnormal: 4 people, 21.05%
  8. Blood Pressure Fluctuation: 4 people, 21.05%
  9. Emotional Disorder: 4 people, 21.05%
  10. Weight Increased: 4 people, 21.05%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 10 people, 52.63%
  2. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 3 people, 15.79%
  3. Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness): 3 people, 15.79%
  4. Sleep Disorder: 2 people, 10.53%
  5. Stress And Anxiety: 1 person, 5.26%
  6. Renal Cancer Stage Iv (the tumour has spread to areas beyond gerota's fascia and extends into the adrenal gland on the same side of the body as the tumour, possibly to lymph nodes, but not to other parts of the body): 1 person, 5.26%
  7. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 1 person, 5.26%
  8. Nasal Dryness (dry nose): 1 person, 5.26%
  9. Muscle Aches (muscle pain): 1 person, 5.26%
  10. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 1 person, 5.26%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Indomethacin and have Pleurisy?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on indomethacin (the active ingredients of Indomethacin) and Indomethacin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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