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Overview

Introduction

Acrub 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.

Acrub 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 Acrub Gel

Side effects of Acrub Gel

Common

    How to use Acrub 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 Acrub Gel works

    Acrub 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

    Alcohol
    No interaction found/established
    Pregnancy
    CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
    Information regarding the use of Acrub Gel during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
    Breastfeeding
    SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
    Acrub 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 Acrub Gel via licking.
    Driving
    No interaction found/established
    Kidney
    No interaction found/established
    Liver
    No interaction found/established

    Alternate Brands

    For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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    Quick Tips

    • Acrub 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 Acrub 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
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    LIFE-THREATENING
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    LIFE-THREATENING

    Patient Concerns

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    i am having a pain in the knee due to osteoarthritis what medicine to followa lot of joint pain
    Dr. Anshul Varshney
    General Physician
    Hi. Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. You may take Tramadol for pain relief. Do hot fomentation and apply Diclofenac gel locally. Do knee strengthening exercises. If no relief , knee translant is the option.
    I am facing too much pain in my legs (below knee) in muscles, they are also swollen & having strain.No relief after applying pain relief balm or gel
    Dr. Akshay Choudhary
    Ayurveda
    Dont rub it Take Tab.Mobixox 1-0-1
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    Do you have any questions related to Acrub Gel ?

    FAQs

    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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    References
    1. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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    60
    30 gm in 1 tube
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