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Overview

Uses of Acetox Tablet

Acetox 500 mg Tablet is used for pain relief and fever. It is used to relieve pain in conditions like headache, joint pain, muscle pain or dental pain.

Acetox Tablet side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Acetox 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. Acetox 500 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Acetox Tablet works

Acetox 500 mg Tablet is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.

Acetox Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Paracetamol/Acetaminophen with alcohol can cause liver damage.
Pregnancy
SAFE
Acetox 500 mg Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Lactation
SAFE
Acetox 500 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Acetox 500 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Acetox 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acetox 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Acetox 500 mg Tablet contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Acetox 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acetox 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Acetox 500 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Acetox 500 mg Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • Good for pain relief and fever but not effective in joint pain due to poor anti-inflammatory action.
  • Starts working within one hour. Wait for at least 4 hours before taking the next dose.
  • Present in many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines. Avoid taking more than one paracetamol product at a time to prevent overdose. Doses >4 g/day (2 g in alcoholics) may cause liver, kidney or heart problems.
  • Discontinue Acetox 500 mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if rash occurs.
  • For children, measure the doses of liquid Acetox 500 mg Tablet using the measuring cup instead of a teaspoon to avoid under or over-dosage.
  • Avoid excess alcohol intake (>3 glasses/day) when taking Acetox 500 mg Tablet as it may cause liver damage.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Acetox 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
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Metromide, Vomitrac
MINOR
Brand(s): Clorocin, Vecol
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Acetox

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I am feeling pain and sound in my knee joint at the time of sitting on floor. I have suffered by Chikungunya fever about 7 months back. I am a patient of sugar from last 10 years and taking Glimestar M1. Can you please suggest some medicine to resolve my problem.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Cap Altraday once or twice daily for pain reliefGet a Digital x-ray done of both knees AP-view in standing position and share it
Very severe pain in legs. From upper thighs upto knees. I took one Combiflame yesterday morning and one yesterday evening with oil massage but relief for just short period Its so un bearable again I feel like crying. No fever as yet.today took one Voveron sr100 at 4.30 am but No respite.I am really worried pls advice
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Do Hot Fomentation and apply Dynapar QPS spray and take Tab Myospas-D thrice daily and Tab Flotrip-forte thrice daily and Cap Nurokind-Gold twice daily for 5 days.Avoid forward bending and Avoid lifting heavy weightIn extreme pain take one tablet of NAXDOM-500 for immediate pain relief
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Acetox with vitamin B complex?

Yes, Acetox can be taken with vitamin B-complex preparations. They have been used together in the treatment of acute and painful diseases affecting nerves like trigeminal neuralgias, post-operative pain, etc. Acetox helps to relieve pain and vitamin B-complex corrects the deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.

Q. Is Acetox use associated with Helicobacter pylori infection?

No, Acetox use is not associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. Painkiller drugs can increase the acid secretion in the stomach, aggravate the symptoms of this infection and the risk of stomach and the intestine ulcer. However, this risk is minimum with Acetox as compared to other pain killers.

Q. Can I take Acetox if I have hepatitis?

Acetox is considered the safest painkiller to take for people with hepatitis for mild to moderate pain and fever. However, Acetox is metabolized in the liver, so, consult your doctor before taking Acetox if you have hepatitis as it can cause liver damage if taken in higher doses or for a very long time.

Q. Can anyone be allergic to Acetox?

Yes, there have been reports of hypersensitivity and allergic reaction with the use of Acetox. Symptoms of an allergy include swelling of the face, mouth, and throat, shortness of breath, urticaria, red rash, and severe itching. Stop taking Acetox if you have such symptoms and immediately consult your doctor.

Q. What are the serious side effects of taking excess Acetox?

Potentially severe life-threatening liver injury is a serious side effect seen with an overdose of Acetox. Overdose can also cause kidney injury, coma, and decreased platelet count. Early symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting, and general tiredness. Immediately consult a doctor or reach an emergency in case of suspected overdose.

Q. Can I take Acetox with warfarin?

Acetox is safe to use occasionally with warfarin as other painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding. However, on a long-term use, Acetox can also increase the risk of bleeding. Talk to your doctor before taking them together as you may need to be monitored regularly.

Q. Can vitamin D be taken safely with Acetox?

Yes, vitamin D can be taken with Acetox. Patients with osteoarthritis who are on vitamin D and calcium may need to take Acetox for the relief of any associated pain. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported.

Q. How beneficial is to use Acetox with diclofenac?

Acetox and Diclofenac might be given together in case of fever and pain. Acetox has an early onset of action and it helps in relieving the symptoms till diclofenac starts working. However, both are pain killers and can affect stomach lining on long-term use leading to acid reflux, hea<br>rtburn, and stomach ulcers and bleeding.

Q. What happens if you take an overdose of Acetox?

Overdose of Acetox can cause potentially life-threatening liver damage, which is the most serious side effect. Early symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating, and general tiredness. Kidney damage, decreased platelet count and coma may also occur. Immediately consult a doctor or consult an emergency in the case of suspected overdosage.

Q. Can I take Acetox with amoxicillin?

Acetox and amoxicillin can be taken together. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Acetox is given along, for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Can I take Acetox with Azithromycin?

Acetox and Azithromycin can be taken together. Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is used to treat bacterial infections. Acetox is given along, for the relief of any associated pain and fever. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Does Acetox affect the liver?

Use of Acetox for a long time and above recommended doses can cause liver damage ranging from abnormal liver tests to liver failure. If you are taking Acetox from a long time and have nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice, inform your doctor as these could be signs of an underlying liver damage.

Q. Does Acetox have side effects?

Acetox is quite safe for short term use. It has side effects if taken in more than the dose advised and for a long-term. Immediately consult a doctor if there is nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay colored stools or jaundice as it could be due to an overdose of Acetox.

Q. Does Acetox treat sore-throat, flu or cold?

Acetox does not treat sore-throat, flu or cold but it can help in relieving fever and body aches associated with these conditions.

Q. Is it safe to take Acetox with Tramadol?

Yes, Acetox can be taken with Tramadol. They are used together for moderate to severe pain in various diseases and their use is associated with common side effects like nausea, dizziness, and sleepiness.No drug-drug interactions have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Can a patient with high blood pressure take Acetox?

Occasional use of Acetox is safe in patients with high blood pressure. However, if it is to be taken for a long time, you must talk to your doctor. Acetox belongs to the group of painkillers called analgesics and antipyretics and these drugs can decrease the action of medicines taken by the patient for control of high blood pressure.

Q. Is Acetox safe to use?

Acetox is safe to use in the dose that advised by the doctor. Using this medicine in more than recommended doses can damage your liver and cause serious harm.

Q. Can I take Acetox with homeopathic medicine?

Ask your doctor before taking Acetox with homeopathic medicine as there is no information available on this.

Q. How long does Acetox takes to work?

Acetox takes around 30-45 min to start working and show its effects.

Q. What is the recommended dose of Acetox?

In adults, the usual dose is 1-2 tablets i.e 500mg or 650mg. The minimum dosing interval should be of 4 hours between the doses. The total dose should not exceed 4g per day.

Q. Can the use of Acetox make me feel sleepy?

No, Acetox does not cause sleepiness.

Q. How much Acetox can you take in a day?

In adults, the total dose of Acetox should not exceed 4g per day. In children, the maximum dose should not exceed 60mg/kg in a day.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Acetox?

Acetox begins to ease pain and reduces fever in about 45 minutes after a dose is taken. Its effects last for about 5 hours.
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