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(indomethacin) Capsules



Cardiovascular Risk

  • NSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk. [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • TIVORBEX is contraindicated for the treatment of perioperative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. [see CONTRAINDICATIONS]

Gastrointestinal Risk

  • NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal adverse events including, bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients are at greater risk for serious gastrointestinal events. [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]


TIVORBEX (indomethacin) Capsules contains the indole derivative NSAID indomethacin. TIVORBEX is available as hard gelatin capsules of 20 mg and 40 mg for oral administration. The chemical name is 1-(4-chlorobenzoyl)-5-methoxy-2-methyl-1H-indole-3-acetic acid. The molecular weight is 357.8. Its molecular formula is C19H16ClNO4, and it has the following structural formula.

TIVORBEX (indomethacin)  Structural Formula Illustration

The inactive ingredients in TIVORBEX include: lactose monohydrate, sodium lauryl sulfate, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium and sodium stearyl fumarate. The capsule shells contain gelatin, titanium dioxide, and dyes FD&C blue #1, FD&C blue #2 and FD&C Red #40. The imprinting on the gelatin capsules is white edible ink. The 20 mg capsules have a dark blue body imprinted with IP-201 and light blue cap imprinted with 20 mg in white ink. The 40 mg capsules have a dark blue body imprinted with IP-202 and blue cap imprinted with 40 mg in white ink.

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/5/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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