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Overview

Introduction

Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet is a combination medicine which helps in relieving muscular pain. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain, inflammation, and fever. It also relieves muscle stiffness or spasm and improves the muscle movement.


Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Depending on the severity of your underlying illness, your doctor will decide the precise dose. Inform your doctor if you are also taking other medications containing paracetamol to avoid an overdose.

It may cause side effects like vomiting, difficulty sleeping, and constipation in some patients. Inform your doctor immediately if any rash or allergic reaction is observed while taking this medicine. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It should be used with caution in patients who are alcoholic or have liver or kidney disease.

Uses of Acefenac Mr Tablet

Side effects of Acefenac Mr Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness

How to use Acefenac Mr Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Acefenac Mr Tablet works

Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet is a combination of two pain relieving medicines (Aceclofenac and Paracetamol/Acetaminophen) and a muscle relaxant (Chlorzoxazone). The pain relieving medicines work by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). The muscle relaxant works on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm, thereby improving muscle movement.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet to relieve pain due to muscle spasm.
  • This medicine is most effective when taken along with proper rest and physical therapy.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • Older adults may have increased drowsiness, confusion, and higher risk of falling as a result of taking Acefenac MR 100 mg/500 mg/250 mg Tablet.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing acetaminophen (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first. 

Patient Concerns

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Muscular pain in neck frequently
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
take physiotherapy sittings and also do yoga, Tab shallaki mr cap 1 cap twice
Feeling extreme muscular pain in right leg at the lower limb and in waistPlease suggest medication as I m suffering from unbearable painPleas give me consultation
Dr. M. K. Ansari
Neurologist
take ZIX MR OD for 5 days and consult a neurologist for physical examination and investigations
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FAQs

Q. What is Acefenac Mr?

Acefenac Mr is a combination of three medicines: Aceclofenac, Paracetamol and Chlorzoxazone. This medicine helps in relieving muscle pain by relaxing the affected muscles. It relieves pain caused due to muscle spasm, cramp or injury. It also lowers certain chemical substances in the body that cause pain.

Q. What can I do along with Acefenac Mr to reduce muscle pain?

If you are suffering from muscle pain due to muscle injury or overuse, you should take rest. Taking rest will help you avoid any further injury and help you recover efficiently. Make sure that you take plenty of sleep and try to reduce stress. Applying ice pack to the affected area may help in relieving pain and inflammation. If your muscle pain is due to some other disease, follow the advice of your doctor.

Q. Can I get addicted to Acefenac Mr?

No, there are no reports of any patient getting addicted to Acefenac Mr.

Q. Can I stop taking Acefenac Mr when my pain is relieved?

Acefenac Mr is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your pain is relieved. However, Acefenac Mr should be continued if you are advised by your doctor to do so.

Q. Can the use of Acefenac Mr cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Acefenac Mr can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Can the use of Acefenac Mr cause damage to liver?

Acefenac Mr contains Paracetamol and Chlorzoxazone, both these medicines are known to cause harm to the liver especially when taken in doses above the recommended level. Also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase your risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage. These symptoms may include fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes and abnormal live enzymes.

Q. How long will Acefenac Mr take to act?

It may take about an hour to notice the initial benefits of pain relief after taking Acefenac Mr.

Q. What if I forget to take Acefenac Mr?

If you forget to take the scheduled dose of Acefenac Mr and it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you missed because this may increase the risk of unwanted side effect due to overdosage. If you are not sure what to do, consult your doctor about how to manage a situation like this.

Q. Will Acefenac Mr be more effective if taken in higher than recommended doses?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Acefenac Mr?

The use of Acefenac Mr is considered to be harmful in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of stomach ulcers or active, recurrent stomach ulcer / bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.

Q. Does Acefenac Mr expire?

Yes, Acefenac Mr does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Acefenac Mr after the expiry date.

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