ACECLOFENAC: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo
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ACECLOFENAC: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo

INFORMATION ABOUT ACECLOFENAC

ACECLOFENAC uses

ACECLOFENAC belongs to a class of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used for relieving pain and inflammation in the body. It is commonly used to ease pain in the joints, tendons and muscles such as osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Common side-effects

• Swelling (face, lips, tongue and throat)
• Indigestion
• Wheezing 
• Dizziness
• Nausea & vomiting 
• Abdominal pain & cramping

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACECLOFENAC

• Take ACECLOFENAC particularly with meals or just after meals to avoid stomach upset and acidity.
• Not to be given to children under 18 years of age.
• Preferably a lower dosage of ACECLOFENAC to be given to the elderly patients as compared to adults.
• Inform and check with your doctor before taking another painkiller or medicine along with ACECLOFENAC.
• Along with medicines physical/hot/cold therapies can help ease swelling/ joint/muscular pain and stiffness. Also improving range of motion, sitting and standing postures can help in managing pain effectively to a great extent.
• Before driving or performing any strenuous activity after taking ACECLOFENAC make sure you are alert and normal enough to take up the above activities as this medicine may induce sleepiness and dizziness.
• Do not hesitate to speak with a doctor if you experience severe abdominal pain, yellowing of skin, blood in stool, severe allergic reaction.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Can I take ACECLOFENAC with Ibuprofen? A. ACECLOFENAC works by reducing the formation of prostaglandins in the body which are responsible for causing pain and swelling. ACECLOFENAC helps in relieving pain and inflammation in various disease conditions.
Q) Can I stop ACECLOFENAC on my own?  A) You are advised to continue taking ACECLOFENAC till such time your doctor has prescribed it to you. Stopping it in the mid-way can lead to return of pain. However, if you are feeling any other discomfort with ACECLOFENAC then discuss with your doctor before discontinuing it. 
Q) Can ACECLOFENAC be taken with anti-diabetes medicines? A) There are no serious interactions between them. However, only take them together after consulting your doctor, preferably a diabetologist/endocrinologist.
Q) When to stop taking ACECLOFENAC? A) You are advised to inform your doctor immediately if you are getting sharp abdominal pain, passing blood in stool or vomiting blood. Stop the medicine and seek medical advice right away.

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