pharm question

  1. Perhaps this is a stupid question, but I need to know... On a pharmacology test we give nurses who interview with us, we ask the use of indocin. Several have said that it is an anti-Parkinsonian drug. I can't find anything that supports this answer, yet we've seen this many, many times. Is this an off label use that I'm just unaware of? Since I don't work with any one who has Parkinsons, I'm in the dark on this one. Any feed back? Thanks!
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  3. by   Talino
    Indocin is used primarily to counteract one of the autonomic effects of Parkinson's - Hypotension. It is not used to treat Parkinson's itself.

    http://www.sd-pc.com/Autonomic.html

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  4. by   nicola
    Talino, I much appreciate your answer. It's been driving me nuts!

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