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Acenac Gel is a pain relieving medicine. It effectively alleviates pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and osteoarthritis. It is commonly used in rheumatic pain, joint pain, muscle pain and musculoskeletal pain.

Acenac Gel is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. The affected area should be clean and dry before application of the ointment. You must wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

There are no common side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing mother. Please keep it out of reach of children to avoid harmful effects via licking.

Uses of Acenac Gel

Side effects of Acenac Gel


    How to use Acenac Gel

    This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

    How Acenac Gel works

    Acenac Gel is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

    Safety Advice

    No interaction found/established
    Information regarding the use of Acenac Gel during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
    Acenac Gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
    The baby's skin should not come into direct contact with the treated area of skin. Water-miscible cream/gel is preferred as ointments may expose the baby to harmful effects of Acenac Gel via licking.
    No interaction found/established
    No interaction found/established
    No interaction found/established

    Alternate Brands

    For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
    Acenac Gel
    ₹1.27/gm of Gel
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    Raliwiz Gel Gel
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    save 8%
    Fenbest Gel
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    ₹1.4/gm of Gel
    10% costlier

    Quick Tips

    • Acenac Gel is applied to the skin to relieve inflammation and pain of joints and muscles.
    • It is less likely to cause less side effects as compared to oral medication.
    • Gently massage it into the skin of the affected area.
    • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages as these may increase the risk of side effects.
    • Do not apply to broken, diseased, infected, inflamed or irritated skin, or to open wounds.
    • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
    • It may increase the risk of sunburn. Avoid exposing the treated area of skin to excessive sunlight.
    • Don't use it for longer than 14 days unless recommended by your doctor.

    Interaction with Drugs

    Taking Acenac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
    Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
    Brand(s): Flanil, Sioril
    Brand(s): Pyregin, Novalgin RC, Bral

    Patient Concerns

    Lower back ache on RT side of v col. Have been taking Chymoral forte+feldex as per phy advice. Some relief. But pain remains.
    Dr. Gajanan Pandit
    Bone & Joint Specialist
    need muscle relaxant like T Acenac MR C Omez 20 twice daily for a week also can try local Tolagin Gel
    Knee pain and back pain so pl provide treatment
    Dr. Gajanan Pandit
    Bone & Joint Specialist
    Initially try exercise and movement every half hour as prolonged posture of any kind is leading cause of stress. Always sit with straight back preferably with support, avoid bending back and lifting weights ie >10kg if no relief then try local painkillers gel, spray before medical management. Local hot Fomentation with hot water bag, Lumbar belt support, Medication like T Acenac MR T Aciloc twice daily. Persistent pain may need MRI.
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    Q. Is aceclofenac safe?

    Aceclofenac (also available as Hifenac, Zerodol) is safe at the prescribed dose by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

    Q. Is aceclofenac a painkiller/ antipyretic/ antibiotic?

    Aceclofenac is a pain relieving medication and not an antibiotic. It may reduce fever; however consult your doctor regarding its use

    Q. Is aceclofenac better than diclofenac?

    Aceclofenac is structurally related and metabolised to diclofenac. Both are equally effective and safe in relieving pain. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

    Q. Is aceclofenac paracetamol/ aspirin?

    No. Aceclofenac is not paracetamol or aspirin.

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