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Aceclofenac

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Aceclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), prescribed for people with painful rheumatic conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Aceclofenac works by blocking the effect of cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes which make chemical prostaglandins at sites of injury or damage, causing pain, swelling and inflammation. It eases pain and reduces inflammation. This medicine should not be given during pregnancy or to mothers that are breastfeeding. Is not recommended for children. This drug is available in tablet form and is taken orally.

Aceclofenac has side effects including diarrhoea, stomach pain, nausea, constipation, vomiting, skin rashes etc. If the side effects are severe or persistent it is advisable to consult your doctor.

You should not be taking Aceclofenac if –

  • You are allergic to Aceclofenac or other anti-inflammatory pain killers.
  • You ever had a problem with stomach or duodenal bleeding, such as an ulcer.
  • You have a heart condition or impaired kidney or liver function.
  • You are pregnant of breastfeeding a baby.
  • You have high blood pressure or blood clotting problems.

Alcohol should not be consumed with this medicine. Aceclofenac interacts with certain other medicines like lithium, digoxin, corticosteroids and antihypertensives and certain diseases like asthma, gastro-intestinal toxicity.

The usual dose for Aceclofenac is 100 mg tablet taken twice daily, preferably in the morning and evening. It can be taken with food or after food. Drinking an adequate amount of water minimises chances of indigestion and stomach irritations. The duration and amount of medicine should be followed as per the doctor’s prescription.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Rheumatologist before using this medicine.

Aceclofenac is used to treat symptoms like swelling, pain, and stiffness of joints associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Aceclofenac is used to treat symptoms like tender and painful joints associated with Osteoarthritis.
Aceclofenac is used to treat symptoms like stiffness and pain associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Avoid if you have a known allergy to Aceclofenac or other NSAIDs.
Aceclofenac is not recommended if you are diagnosed with asthma.

Bleeding

Aceclofenac is not recommended if you are suffering from any bleeding disorder. It could cause severe swelling and bleeding in the stomach, colon, and anus.
In addition to its intended effect, Aceclofenac may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Abdominal pain

Major Common

Constipation

Major Common

Diarrhea

Major Common

Nausea and vomiting

Major Common

Skin rash

Major Common

How long is the duration of effect?

This medicine is excreted in urine and the effect lasts for a duration of 12 to 16 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1.5 to 3 hours after oral administration.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

Missed Dose instructions

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.

Overdose instructions

A doctor should be contacted immediately if an overdose of Aceclofenac is suspected. Signs and symptoms of overdose include rashes on the skin, confusion, pain in the chest, blurred vision etc. Immediate medical attention is needed if an overdose is confirmed.

India

Japan

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Aceclofenac as ingredient
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Commonwealth Pharmaceuticals
Ipca Laboratories Pvt Ltd.
Medley Pharmaceuticals
Marc Pharma
Ipca Laboratories Pvt Ltd.
Ipca Laboratories Pvt Ltd.
Rapross Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Rexion Healthcare Pvt.Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Rapross Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Wockhardt Ltd
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Eris Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Adcock Ingram Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Aceclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that helps relieve pain. Prostaglandins are responsible for pain, inflammation, swelling and fever. Aceclofenac inhibits the action of cyclooxygenase in the brain which is involved in the production of prostaglandins.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Asthma

Major
Aceclofenac should not be taken if you have NSAID-sensitive asthma. Any such history should be reported to the doctor so that appropriate substitution can be done.

Gastro-Intestinal toxicity

Major
Aceclofenac and other NSAIDs should be taken after consulting a doctor especially if the intended duration is longer than a month. Any symptom indicating ulceration and bleeding like chronic indigestion, appearance of coffee colored dry blood in stools or vomiting of blood should be reported immediately.

Impaired kidney function

Major
Aceclofenac should be taken after consulting a doctor if you suffering from a kidney disease. Suitable adjustment in dosage and monitoring of kidney functions is required in such situations.

Interaction with Alcohol

Ethanol

Moderate
This medicine should not be consumed with alcohol. Symptoms of stomach bleeding (such as the presence of dried and coffee colored blood in cough or stools) should be reported to the doctor immediately.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Lithium

Major
This combination is not recommended due to the risk of increase in the lithium levels which may lead to adverse effects .Consider taking alternative medicine after consulting your doctor.

Digoxin

Major
This combination is not recommended as it increases the Digoxin levels in the body. This in turn leads to an increase in Digoxin's effects on the heart. Consider taking alternative medicine after consulting your doctor.

Corticosteroids

Moderate
Use with caution as this combination will increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. Consider taking alternative medicine after consulting your doctor.

Antihypertensives

Major
If you are taking Antihypertensives with Aceclofenac, then you are at increased risk of kidney damage. This interaction is more likely to happen in the elderly population. Regular monitoring of kidney function is necessary. Advised to maintain adequate hydration and food intake.
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

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About Aceclofenac
When is Aceclofenac prescribed?
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Key highlights of Aceclofenac
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Where is the Aceclofenac approved?
Medicines containing Aceclofenac
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Aceclofenac ?