General English name: Aceclofenac
Application: Relief of pain and inflammation in adults with arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis
Asclofenac drug forms
Asclofenac drug information
Anti-inflammatory painkillers such as asclofenac are sometimes called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or simply “anti-inflammatory drugs”. Asclofenac is used to treat painful rheumatic diseases such as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Asclofenac relieves pain and inflammation.
Asclofenac is known to inhibit cyclo-oxygenase enzymes. It works by blocking the action of cyclooxygenase enzymes. Cyclooxygenase enzymes are involved in the production of chemicals that stimulate the response to the disease, and by blocking the action of cyclooxygenase enzymes, the stimulants are not released. As a result, by blocking the effect of the COX enzyme, the symptoms of pain and inflammation in arthritis are reduced.
Dosage and method of taking Asclofanac
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with Asclofanac. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
The dose and amount of asclofenac varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. The usual dose of Asclofenac is one 100 mg tablet twice a day, preferably in the morning and evening.
Swallow the medicine with water and avoid eating or chewing it.
If you forget to take your daily dose of Asclofenac at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.
Contraindications to the drug Asclofanac
Note the expiration date of Asclofenac and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
Never give asclofenac to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions with Asclofenac, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Asclofenac during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.
The effect of Asclofenac on driving and working with machines
Asclofenac may confuse or make you drowsy, so make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.
Asclofenac drug interactions
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Check labels on all your medicines, especially painkillers or antipyretics (NSAIDs such as celecoxib, aspirin, ibuprofen, ketorolac, and naproxen, because their ingredients are similar). It is asclofenac and may aggravate the side effects of this drug. If your doctor prescribes low-dose aspirin (usually 81-325 mg per day) to prevent a heart attack or stroke, you should definitely take this medicine. Be sure to talk to your pharmacist about taking this medicine with other medicines. consult.
Special warnings and precautions while taking Asclofenac
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking Asclofanac:
- If you have asthma or any allergic disorder.
- If you have ever had a stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer.
- If you have inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
- If you decide to have a baby, if you are pregnant or if you are breast-feeding.
- If you have kidney or liver problems.
- If you have heart problems or vascular disorders or if you have poor blood circulation.
- If you have high blood pressure.
- If you have an unknown blood disorder called porphyria.
- If you have ever had a blood clot problem.
- If you have connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory disease also called lupus or SLE).
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
- If you have ever been allergic to certain medications, including any NSAID analgesics (such as aspirin, naproxen, and diclofenac).
Side effects of Asclofanac
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Indigestion, heartburn, digestive problems: Remember to take the medicine with food or a glass of milk. If these problems persist, talk to your doctor.
Feeling sick and unwell: Eat simple foods.
Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water.
Feeling dizzy: Avoid driving and working with tools.
Elevated liver enzymes: If you are concerned about this, ask your doctor to order a blood test.
Important Note: If you experience any of the following unusual but serious symptoms, stop taking Asclofenac and contact your doctor immediately for advice:
- If you have any breathing problems such as wheezing, shortness of breath.
- If you have any signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling around the mouth or face or itchy pimples.
- If you have black or bloody stools or vomit blood or have abdominal pain.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Asclofenac.
Overdose of asclofenac (drug poisoning)
Do not take Asclofenac more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of Asclofenac
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.