Hifenac Mr Tablet
By INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
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Hifenac-MR Tablet is a combination of three medicines, Aceclofenac, Paracetamol and Chlorzoxazone. Hifenac-MR tablet is used for symptomatic treatment of painful muscle spasm associated with musculoskeletal conditions and to reduce swelling and inflammation of joints and bones. It is also used to relieve pain after operations and surgeries. Hifenac-MR tablet works by interfering with the production of chemicals responsible for inflammatory reactions such as prostaglandin, relaxes the muscles and blocks the transmission of painful signals to brain from the site of pain. You should take this medicine as advised by your doctor, preferably after meals.
Uses of Hifenac Mr Tablet
Hifenac-MR Tablet is used to for relieving pain and inflammation of muscles, joints and bones in conditions such as arthritis, spondylitis and injuries. It is also used after operations and surgeries for relieving pain, inflammation and swelling.
Contraindications of Hifenac Mr Tablet
- If you are allergic to Aceclofenac, Paracetamol, Chlorzoxazone or any ingredient of this medicine
- If you are experiencing bleeding from stomach and intestine or have an active peptic ulcer
- If you are allergic to other painkillers such as aspirin and have experienced severe asthma, rashes or any other allergy
- If you are suffering from any heart disease like heart failure and high blood pressure
- If you have problems with kidney and liver function
- If you are pregnant or elderly (65 years of age or older)
Side effects of Hifenac Mr Tablet
- Liver problem
Precautions and Warnings of Hifenac Mr Tablet
Can I take Hifenac-MR Tablet during pregnancy?
It is unsafe to take this medicine during pregnancy. Hence, it should not be taken by pregnant women. Taking this medicine during pregnancy can cause defects in the baby's heart or even delay of delivery or increase the risk of bleeding.
Can I take Hifenac-MR Tablet while breastfeeding?
It is advised not to use this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Hifenac-MR Tablet ?
It is advised not to drive or use machines when you have taken this medicine as it may cause dizziness.
Can I consume alcohol with Hifenac-MR Tablet ?
It is advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the treatment as it may worsen your liver problems and other side effects.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have kidney or liver problems
- You have heart problems like high blood pressure, heart failure
- You are an elderly patient or taking diuretics or have a kidney disorder, this medicine can increase the risk of kidney failure
- Your doctor may ask you to do renal function tests for the same
- You are suffering from gastrointestinal problems like bleeding, ulcers in the intestine (perforation) or Crohn's disease or you are passing black tarry stools
- You have asthma as this medicine can worsen the same
- You have Systemic lupus erththramoses (an autoimmune disorder)
- You are an alcoholic then concomitant use of this medicine can damage the liver
- You have disorders related to blood like clotting problems and anaemia
- You have skin rashes & lesions after taking this medicine
Mode of Action of Hifenac Mr Tablet
How Does It Work?
Hifenac-MR works by the combined action of its three components. Aceclofenac and Paracetamol inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins, which are responsible for causing pain, swelling and inflammation thus offers anti-inflammatory property. Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant which works by blocking the signals of painful sensation through the nerve to the brain and reduces pain and stiffness.
Directions for Use of Hifenac Mr Tablet
Hifenac-MR has to be taken as advised by the doctor with a sufficient amount of water. It is taken as directed by your doctor and preferably after meals.
Interactions of Hifenac Mr Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- Do not take any other medicines containing Paracetamol or Aceclofenac as there is a risk of liver damage
- If you are taking medicines for high blood pressure, this medicine can interfere with their effect
- Medicines like water pill can lead to kidney damage when taken along with it
- Caution is needed if you are taking medicines to treat heart failure
- This medicine can increase the levels of lithium and methotrexate
- Medicines used to modify immune response during organ transplant like ciclosporin & tacrolimus can result in kidney damage if taken with this medicine
- Increased risk of stomach ulcers or bleeding when taken with steroids or other pain relief medicines like Aspirin
- There is a risk of bleeding if you are taking blood-thinning medicines like Warfarin and Coumarin
- Increased risk of fits if you are taking this medicine with antibiotics like Levofloxacin and Ciprofloxacin
- If you are taking medicines to treat diabetes, be cautious about symptoms of low glucose levels like sweating, anxiety, fast heartbeat and hunger pangs
- Medicines used to treat fits, seizures & depression-like Phenobarbital, Carbamazepine, Phenytoin and Clonazepam
- Medicine used to treat gout-like Probenecid
- Medicines used to treat a bacterial infection like Chloramphenicol, Rifampicin and HIV infections like Zidovudine
Storage and disposal of Hifenac Mr Tablet
- It should be store below 30°C
- It should be kept away from moisture and heat
Dosage of Hifenac Mr Tablet
Taking Hifenac-MR Tablet in high doses may result in serious liver and kidney damage. Other symptoms of overdose include headache, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
Do not take a double dose if you have missed the dose, take the next dose as soon as you remember.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I give this medicine to my newborn baby?
A: No, it is not safe for neonates or newborn baby. It is advised to consult a doctor.
Q: What precautions do I need to take before taking this medicine?
A: You are supposed to tell the doctor your health condition like if you have diabetes, blood disorders, liver disease or kidney disease.
Q: Can I take Hifenac-MR for a toothache?
A: Do not take this medicine without consulting your dentist. The underlying cause of toothache can be different. Therefore, do not self medicate.
Q: How do Hifenac-MR tablets work?
A: Hifenac-MR contains Paracetamol, Aceclofenac and Chlorzoxazone. Paracetamol and Aceclofenac reduce the production of chemicals responsible for inflammation and pain. Chlorzoxazone helps in relaxing the muscles and improve pain and stiffness caused by muscle strains and sprains.
Q: Can I take my regular painkillers along with Hifenac-MR?
A: No, it is not safe to take any other medicines to relieve pain along with this medicine. Concomitant use of painkillers can cause adverse effects like gastrointestinal bleeding and liver damage.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 03:32 PM (IST)
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