Aceclofenac - Drug Information
Generic Name : Aceclofenac
Pronunciation : a-ce-cloe-nac
ICD Code : Y45.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Inflammatory Agents
Trade Name(s) :India - AC-1 100, Dolour, Movace FC, Acetal, Ascapar, Dolokind, Acepal, Topnac 100, Aceclonij 100, Arflur 100, Xadoo -100, Valdone BCD, Peale, Acik, Acebloc, Kinectine FC, ACP (100 mg), Cytoflam, Canefo FC, Away, Alnac, Zix, Zoflex, Acec, Zynzc, Axus, Aristo Aceclo, Clonac (100 mg), Osmoril, Asera
International - Acebel-P, Acecloben, Aclo.
Why it is prescribed :Aceclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for fever and to relieve pain and swelling in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
It blocks the action of cyclo-oxygenase responsible for causing pain and inflammation.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) :
Contraindicated in patients with severe ulcer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and hypersensitivity.
Pregnancy Category : N
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications) :
Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 100 mg twice daily.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Warnings and Precautions :* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of Crohn's disease, bruising, heart, liver, or kidney disease, gastrointestinal disease, blood clotting problems, systemic lupus erythematosus, elderly, during pregnancy, alcohol-dependent patients, and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.