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Composition for ACOTA MR

Aceclofenac(NA),Paracetamol(NA),Tizanidine(NA)

food interaction for ACOTA MR

alcohol interaction for ACOTA MR

pregnancy interaction for ACOTA MR

lactation interaction for ACOTA MR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Acota mr tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking aceclofenac with alcohol may increase risk of stomach bleeding.
UNSAFE
Acota mr tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Acota mr tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ACOTA MR

Aceclofenac(NA)

Uses

Aceclofenac is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, muscular pain, gout and rheumatoid arthritis.

How it works

Aceclofenac belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It acts by decreasing the chemical substance (prostaglandin) in the body, which causes pain, fever and inflammation.

Common side effects

Nausea, Peptic ulcer, Abdominal pain, Allergic skin rash, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Flatulence, Increased blood pressure, Indigestion, Vomiting
Paracetamol(NA)

Uses

Paracetamol is used in the treatment of headache, joint pain, dental pain, nerve pain, muscular pain, menstrual pain, migraine and fever.

How it works

Paracetamol belongs to class of medications called analgesics (painkiller) and antipyretics (fever reducing). Paracetamol reduces pain by increasing the pain threshold. It reduces fever by acting on the temperature-regulating region of brain, resulting in increased blood flow across the skin, sweating and heat loss.

Common side effects

Skin redness, Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Running nose, Nausea, Liver injury, Abnormal blood cell count, Facial swelling, Blisters on skin
Tizanidine(NA)

Uses

Tizanidine is used for muscle relaxation.

How it works

Tizanidine belongs to group of medicines called centrally acting muscle relaxants. It acts by blocking the nerve impulses which excites the muscles reducing their tone. As a result, the muscle relaxes and there is reduction of pain and spasms.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Altered vision, Back pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Dizziness, Depression, Drowsiness, Nervousness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Heartburn, Altered heart rate, Bradycardia, Increased sweating, Influenza like symptoms, Loss of appetite, Muscle cramp, Tingling sensation, Auditory hallucination, Visual hallucination, Weakness, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye, Constipation, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice for ACOTA MR

Do not take aceclofenac tablets:
  • If you are allergic to aceclofenac or any of the other ingredients of aceclofenac tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have  stomach ulcer or intestinal bleeding, severe kidney disease, heart attack, liver failure, bleeding or bleeding disorders.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered before taking aceclofenac tablets in case of any following diseases:
  • Diseases of the stomach or intestines 
  • Disease that causes ulcers on the lining of the large gut (ulcerative colitis).
  • Crohn’s disease (serious inflammation of any part of the gastrointestinal tract).
  • Blood disorders, problems with the circulation of the blood to your brain.
  • Asthma or any other breathing problems.
  • Disturbance of metabolism that can be seen as disorders of the skin or other organs (porphyria).
  • Heart problems, stroke, high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, high cholesterol.

Frequently asked questions for ACOTA MR

Aceclofenac

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 and diclofenac 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.

Paracetamol

Q.Is paracetamol safe/ banned/ available in India?
Paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen, crocin, dolo, calpol, pacimol) is an over-the-counter drug available in India. It is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is paracetamol a painkiller/ used for cold?
Paracetamol is used to relieve mild to moderate pain associated with cold and flu, as well as fever

Q.Does paracetamol make you drowsy / sleepy?
Paracetamol does not cause drowsiness. However, paracetamol is available in combination with cough and cold medicines (eg. cetirizine, chlorpheniramine), which may cause drowsiness or sleepiness

Q.Is paracetamol an NSAID/ antibiotic?
Paracetamol is a anti-pyretic (anti-fever), anti -inflammatory drug, which belongs to the category of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). However, unlike other NSAIDS, paracetamol can relieve only mild to moderate pain. It is not an antibiotic

Q.Can I take crocin with cetirizine/ aceclofenac/ amoxicillin/ codeine/ tramadol/ warfarin/ erythromycin/ antibiotics?
Yes, paracetamol (available as crocin) can be taken with all of these drugs. Caution is advised when crocin is to be used with warfarin. However, always consult your doctor regarding combined use of crocin with any other drug

Q.Can I take crocin with ibuprofen/naproxen/other NSAID?
Paracetamol (available as crocin) is available over-the-counter in combination with ibuprofen/naproxen/other NSAID. However, always consult your doctor regarding combined use of crocin with any other drug

Q.Does paracetamol cause death?
Paracetamol on overdose can severely damage the liver and cause death. No more than 4 grams should be consumed in one day. Always consult your doctor regarding use of paracetamol

Q.Can calpol make babies/ toddlers sleep/ help in teething pain?
Calpol can relieve pain in infants and children; it does not make them sleep.

Tizanidine

Q.Does tizanidine contain sulfa or asprin?
Tizanidine does not contain sulfa and aspirin

Q.Is tizanidine an opiate, NSAID, blood thinner, controlled substance, or muscle relaxer?
Tizanidine is not an opiate, NSAID, blood thinner or a controlled substance. It is a muscle relaxant

Q.Is tizanidine like valium?
Valium is a brand name for drug diazepam. It is also used as a muscle relaxant, but both have different functions. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug

Q.Is tizanidine stronger than Flexeril?
Flexeril is a brand name for drug cyclobenzaprine, which is also used as a muscle relaxant. Effect of the drug may vary upon individual response. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug

Q.Is tizanidine water soluble?
Tizanidine is a lipid-soluble drug; it is only slightly soluble in water and methanol

Q.Is tizanidine gluten free?
Tizanidine is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Can I take tizanidine or Zanaflex for menstrual cramps, headaches, or anxiety?
No, you cannot take tizanidine or Zanaflex (which contains tizanidine) for menstrual cramps, headaches, or anxiety. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug

Q.Does tizanidine cause weight loss or keep you awake (insomnia)?
You may experience insomnia or weight loss with the use of tizanidine. Few people may experience excessive sleepiness. If you experience such side effects, consult your doctor

Q.Can I take tizanidine with Aleve (naproxen), Ambien (zolpidem), Norco (acetaminophen and hydrocodone), Tylenol (paracetamol), Valium (diazepam), or Xanax (alprazolam)?
You may take Aleve and Tylenol with tizanidine, but Ambien, Norco, Valium, and Xanax should not be given with tizanidine. Consult your doctor before simultaneous use

Q.Can I take tizanidine with prednisone, ibuprofen, tramadol, or oxycodone?
Tizanidine may be taken with prednisone or ibuprofen, but tramadol or oxycodone with tizanidine may increase their side effects. Consult your doctor before simultaneous use

Q.Does tizanidine show on a drug test?
No, tizanidine does not show on a drug test. Only narcotic drugs show up on a drug test.

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Content on this page was last updated on 13 February, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)