What is Aceclofenac
Aceclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Aceclofenac is used for the treatment of pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. This drug works by blocking the effect of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes that make chemical prostaglandins at sites of injury or injury causing pain, swelling, and inflammation. Side effects of this drug include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, constipation, dyspepsia, somnolence, confusion, etc.
- Aceclofenac is used to relieve pain. It relieves pain and inflammation in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis..
- Rheumatoid arthritis- Aceclofenac is used to treat symptoms such as swelling, pain, and stiffness of the joints associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
- Osteo-arthritis- Aceclofenac is used to treat symptoms such as tender and painful joints associated with osteoarthritis.
- Ankylosing Spondylitis - Aceclofenac is used to treat symptoms such as stiffness and pain associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis.
How does it work
This medicine belongs to a class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that help to relieve pain. Prostaglandin is responsible for pain, inflammation, swelling, and fever. It inhibits the action of cyclooxygenase in the brain that is involved in the production of prostaglandins.
Some of the common side effects of aceclofenac are:
Avoid if you have a known allergy to Aceclofenac or other ANSIDs.
Aceclofenac is not recommended if you have been diagnosed with asthma.
Aceclofenac is not recommended if you have any bleeding disorder. It may cause severe swelling and bleed in the stomach, colon, and anus.
This medicine is not recommended in pregnant women.
This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
Aceclofenac may cause severe bleeding when taken for a long time. Elderly populations with a history of gastrointestinal disease are at higher risk.
Aceclofenac should not be used to relieve pain before or after CABG (coronary artery bypass surgery).
Aceclofenac is not recommended if you have asthma or a history of asthma in your family.
Impaired function of the kidney
Aceclofenac is not recommended if you have impaired kidney function.
Impaired function of the liver
Use with caution with an initial dose of 100 mg once daily for mild liver failure. Contraindicated in the severe failure of the liver.
- Aceclofenac has been prescribed to relieve pain and inflammation.
- Take this medicine with food or milk only to prevent stomach upset.
- Take it according to the dosage prescribed by your doctor and correct the time duration. Long-term use may cause some serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
- It may cause dizziness, somnolence, or visual disturbances. Use caution while driving or doing anything that needs to be concentrated.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Aceclofenac because it can cause excessive sleepiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.
- Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
- Your doctor may monitor your kidney function, liver function, and blood component levels on a regular basis if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.
Aceclofenac vs Paracetamol
|Formula: C16H13Cl2NO4.||Formula: C8H9NO2.|
|Molar mass: 354.1847 g/mol||Molar mass: 151.163 g/mol|
|Aceclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug||Paracetamol is known as acetaminophen|
|Aceclofenac is used for the relief of pains and inflammation||Paracetamol is used for treating mild to moderate pain relief.|