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Molecule Description

Aceclofenac is a pain-relieving medicine. It is used to relieve pain, swelling,

and inflammation of the joints and bone. It is also used for short term treatment of pain due to post-operative and post-traumatic cases. It is useful in conditions such as arthritis, osteoarthritis (inflammation of the joints), ankylosing spondylitis (inflammation of the backbone). It belongs to a class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Aceclofenac is available in the form of tablets, capsules, gel, injection. It is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting aceclofenac.


Uses of Aceclofenac

  • Aceclofenac is used to relieve pain, swelling and inflammation of joints in patients suffering with various forms of arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis (a type of arthritis that causes pain and stif...
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  • It can also be used for short term treatment of pain due to post-operative and post-traumatic cases.

Contraindications of Aceclofenac

When should one not use Aceclofenac

  • If you are allergic to aceclofenac or similar medicines (NSAIDs)
  • If you are suffering from any heart problems such as heart failure, stroke, etc
  • If you have any history or suffer from any liver or kidney problems
  • If you have ulcers in your stomach or small intestine, history of bleeding in the digestive tract and stomach, history of recurrent ulcers in the stomach.
  • If you are suffering from any blood clotting disorders
  • If you have a history of bleeding caused due to the use of painkillers
  • It should not be used in the third trimester of pregnancy

Side effects of Aceclofenac

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Injection/Application site reactions

Precautions and Warnings of Aceclofenac



Can I use aceclofenac during pregnancy?
Aceclofenac must not be used during pregnancy especially in the third trimester.

Breast Feeding

Can I use aceclofenac while breastfeeding?
It is unknown if aceclofenac passes into breast milk, thus it should not be used while breastfeeding unless considered essential by your doctor.


Can I drive if I have used aceclofenac?
Aceclofenac may cause dizziness, drowsiness, vertigo, fatigue, visual disturbances, thus you should avoid driving if you experience any of these side effects.


Can I consume alcohol with aceclofenac?
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking aceclofenac as alcohol can exaggerate the side effects of this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your liver or kidneys
  • You have or had any blood circulation disorder due to which blood supply to the brain was affected.
  • You have asthma or breathing-related disorders.
  • You have diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clots, heart-related disorder, high cholesterol.
  • You have inflammation or bleeding problems in your stomach or any part of your gut.
  • You are pregnant, trying to conceive or taking treatment for fertility
  • You are breastfeeding
  • You develop an allergic reaction after taking aceclofenac
  • You suffer from conditions like porphyria (related to blood) or lupus (immune system attacks its tissues).
  • You are recovering from surgery
  • You are infected with chickenpox
  • You consume alcohol or are a smoker
  • You are above 60 years old

Mode of Action of Aceclofenac

How Does It Work?

  • Prostaglandins are substances which is responsible for the sensation of pain, swelling, and inflammation.
  • Aceclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) and works by blocking the activity of an enzyme that is responsible for the formation of prostaglandins, thus relieving pain, swelling and...
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Interactions of Aceclofenac

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way aceclofenac works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat psychiatric illnesses, heart problems, high blood pressure, infection, cancer, autoimmune disorders such as arthritis and skin conditions, HIV infection...
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Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can aceclofenac be given to children?

A: No, aceclofenac is not meant for use in children and adolescents.

Q: Is aceclofenac a steroid?

A: No, aceclofenac is not a steroid, it is a pain-relieving medicine.

Q: In which all dosage forms is aceclofenac available?

A: Aceclofenac is available in the form of tablets, capsules, gel, injection.
Last Updated on: 01 Nov 2021 | 01:36 PM (IST)

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