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Aceclofenac - Drug Information

Written & Compiled by Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Jun 10, 2011

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.

Side Effects :

Diarrhea, nausea, headache, indigestion, heartburn, abdominal pain, flatulence, feeling sick, dizziness and rash.

Other Precautions :

* Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions :

Store it in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Protect from light.
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