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Acenac Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Acenac Tablet is a pain-relieving medicine. It alleviates pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis.

Acenac Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. Taking the medicine regularly at the right times increases its effectiveness. It is important to keep taking the medicine regularly until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.

Vomiting, stomach pain, nausea, and indigestion are some of the common side effects that might be observed on taking this medicine. It may also cause dizziness, drowsiness, or visual disturbances. Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function, and levels of blood components if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment. Long-term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems. Acenac Tablet is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Acenac Tablet

Benefits of Acenac Tablet

In Pain relief

Acenac Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is used for short term relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect joints and muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It can help relieve pain in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Acenac Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Acenac

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain/epigastric pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Acenac 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. Acenac Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Acenac Tablet works

Acenac Tablet 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

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Acenac Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Acenac 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 Acenac Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Acenac Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Acenac Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acenac Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Acenac Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Acenac Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acenac Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Acenac Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable while the patient is taking this medicine.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Acenac Tablet to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Take it with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Acenac Tablet as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components, if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dichlorobenzenes Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS

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
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Brand(s): Oxy Triactin, Sioril
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Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Novalgin RC
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Patient Concerns

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Some times I have severe pain in my lower back when I take my bath or sit on my toe to do something .
Dr. Gajanan Pandit
Orthopaedics
lumbar spondylosis common after 40 yrs age take calcium supplements use local pain relief gels if no relief Medication like T Acenac MR T Aciloc 150mg twice daily for 1 week after pain relief do back exercises to strengthen back muscles
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
Orthopaedics
need muscle relaxant like T Acenac MR C Omez 20 twice daily for a week also can try local Tolagin Gel
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FAQs

Q. Is Acenac Tablet a good painkiller?

Acenac Tablet is effective in relieving pain and inflammation. It is used to provide relief from various sorts of pain such as sprains, strains and other injuries. It is also helpful in various types of arthritis, gout, pain and inflammation following surgery.

Q. Is Acenac Tablet safe?

Acenac Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Does Acenac Tablet get you high?

No, Acenac Tablet does not get you high. It does not have an abuse potential (drug-seeking behavior) and does not cause physical or psychological dependence. However, if you do not feel well, consult your doctor.

Q. Can Acenac Tablet hurt your kidneys?

Long-term use and high doses of Acenac Tablet may cause renal problems, such as protein or blood in urine and pain during urination. Patients who had or have heart failure, impaired kidney function and hypertension are at risk of kidney problems. The risk of developing kidney problems is also high in patients who are on medicines which cause excess urination (diuretics), or medicines which have significant impact on kidney function. Along with that, Acenac Tablet can affect kidneys of patients who are above 65 years of age or who remain dehydrated. Therefore, kidney function monitoring is recommended for such patients.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Acenac Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Acenac Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Does Acenac Tablet make you drowsy?

Acenac Tablet can cause drowsiness and also dizziness, fatigue (tiredness) and visual disturbances. However, it is not very common and may not affect everyone. If you experience these symptoms avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.

Q. What is the most important information I need to know about Acenac Tablet?

It is important to know that Acenac Tablet may increase your chance of having a heart attack or stroke. The risk is more if you take higher doses and have been using the medicine for a longer time. Also, the use of Acenac Tablet may cause ulcers, bleeding, or holes in your stomach and intestine. These problems may happen without warning symptoms at any time during treatment and may even cause death. Therefore, if you encounter any such problems, consult your doctor immediately.

Q. Can Acenac Tablet be taken during pregnancy?

You should not take Acenac Tablet during the last 3 months of pregnancy as it may cause harmful effects on your baby. Use of Acenac Tablet can also lead to reduced labor (premature delivery). Hence, it is advised to avoid using Acenac Tablet during the first 6 months of pregnancy also. In some cases, Acenac Tablet may be prescribed in pregnant women only if the benefits outweigh the risks involved with its use in pregnant women. If not sure, consult your doctor regarding its use.

Q. Is Acenac Tablet effective?

Acenac Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Acenac Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

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References

  1. Aceclofenac. North Harrow, Middlesex: Accord Healthcare Limited; 2011 [revised 29 Jun. 2015]. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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