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Aceclofenac

Molecule Description

It is a ‘Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID), which is very similar to Diclofenac. It can be used to relieve pain and swelling.

Uses of Aceclofenac

  • Osteoarthritis (inflammation of joints)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (inflammation of backbone)

Contraindications of Aceclofenac

When should one not use Aceclofenac

  • Do not take this medicine if you have allergy of Aceclofenac or any other excipients of the medicine
  • Ulcer of stomach or bowel
  • Asthma and breathing problems
  • pregnant
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Kidney disease 
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Chickenpox infection

Side effects of Aceclofenac

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loose motions
  • Abnormal liver function test
  • Headache

Precautions and Warnings of Aceclofenac

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Aceclofenac during pregnancy?
A:
No data available for the effects of this medicine if taken during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Aceclofenac while breastfeeding?
A:
No data available whether this medicine passes in breast milk or not. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Aceclofenac?
A:
This medicine can cause dizziness, vertigo, drowsiness, tiredness, and disturbance in your eyesight; therefore, avoid driving while taking this medication.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Aceclofenac?
A:
It is advised to avoid taking alcohol along with this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history with kidney disease, liver disease, heart-related issues, asthma, stomach or bowel ulcers, tell your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • You have fever, severe skin reactions, stop taking this medicine immediately as you may be allergic to this medicine.

Mode of Action of Aceclofenac

How Does It Work?

Swelling, pain, and redness, which are the signs of inflammation, are caused by Prostaglandins. Aceclofenac works by reducing the secretion of Prostaglandins by inhibiting certain enzymes.

Interactions of Aceclofenac

Interactions with other medicines

  • Other medicines called Cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibitors (used to treat inflammation and pain)
  • Medications used in high blood pressure like Methyldopa, Losartan, etc.
  • Medicines used in diabetes including Metformin
  • Medications used in depression like Lithium, Fluoxetine
  • Drugs used for uneven heart rhythm like Digoxin
  • Medicines called Corticosteroids, Ciclosporin, (used to treat inflammation)
  • Medicine called Quinolone Antibiotics
  • Medications used after organ transplant like Tacrolimus 
  • Drugs used to treat HIV/AIDS like Zidovudine
  • Blood thinner like Warfarin

Interactions with food items

Food decreases some side effects of this medicine. Hence, one must take this medicine with or after a meal.

Dosage of Aceclofenac

Overdose

Overdose of this can increase stomach acidity, nausea, vomiting, intestinal irritation, intestinal bleeding, or there may be a burning sensation in the chest. Contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose, don't worry, take the next dose at the usual times.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Aceclofenac medicine?

A: Give a detailed account of your medical and surgical history. Also, mention to your doctor all the prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal preparations, and nutritional supplements that you may be taking before starting this medication.

Q: Is this medicine useful in all cases of joint pain?

A: No, some joint pain may be due to viral infections; therefore, one should not take medicines like Aceclofenac as it will decrease your platelet count in blood. Consult your doctor for proper advice.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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