Aceclofenac belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs fight against the inflammation and have painkiller properties. Aceclofenac acts by blocking the production of hormone-like substances called prostaglandins.
Prostaglandins are released at the sites of injury, tissue damage and play a vital role in the inflammatory response and pain. Thus, Aceclofenac can be used to relive pain and inflammation in patients suffering from autoimmune diseases that causes long term inflammation of joints and also in arthritis of joint or spine.
Do not take Aceclofenac if you
- Are allergic to Aceclofenac or to any of the other ingredients
- Are allergic to Aspirin or any other NSAIDs
- Are pregnant (unless considered essential by your doctor)
- Have an active peptic ulcer or intestinal bleeding or bleeding disorders
- Have moderate to severe kidney disease
- Have or ever had a severe heart failure (heart attack)
- Have severe Liver problems
Things to Tell Your Doctor. If you
- Have Inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
- Ever had problems with the circulation of the blood to your brain
- Suffer from asthma or any other breathing problems
- Suffer from a blood disorder known as porphyria
- Are Pregnant or might become pregnant or are breast-feeding
What to do if you missed a dose ?
If you miss a dose, do not worry, just take the next dose at the usual time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet dose.
Most common side effects ?
- Nausea (feeling sick)
- Increased liver enzymes in the blood
For a complete list of side effects please see the side effects tab.