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Alecta TH 100mg/4mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Alecta TH Tablet

Alecta TH Tablet side effects

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

How to use Alecta TH 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. Alecta TH 100mg/4mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid acidity and heartburn.

How Alecta TH Tablet works

Alecta TH 100mg/4mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Aceclofenac and Thiocolchicoside, which relieves pain and relaxes the muscles. Aceclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centres in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm and to improve pain and movement of muscles.

Alecta TH Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Alecta TH 100mg/4mg Tablet Taking aceclofenac with alcohol may increase risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alecta TH 100mg/4mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alecta TH 100mg/4mg Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alecta TH 100mg/4mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alecta TH 100mg/4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alecta TH 100mg/4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Alecta TH 100mg/4mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Alecta TH 100mg/4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alecta TH 100mg/4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Alecta TH 100mg/4mg 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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Expert Advice

  • Alecta TH 100mg/4mg Tablet helps relieve pain and muscle spasm that may occur due to strains, sprains, and muscle injuries.
  • It is usually used along with rest and physical therapy.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Alecta TH 100mg/4mg Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness.

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FAQs

Q. What is Alecta TH?

Alecta TH is a combination of two medicines: Aceclofenac and Thiocolchicoside. This medication helps in relieving muscle pain. It relaxes the muscles by acting on the central nervous system and lowering chemical substance in the body that cause pain and inflammation.

Q. Is it safe to use Alecta TH?

Yes, Alecta TH is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause some common unwanted side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn, diarrhoea and other uncommon and rare side effects. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.

Q. Can the Alecta TH be stopped when my pain is relieved?

Alecta TH is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when the pain is relieved. However, Alecta TH should be continued if your doctor has advised you to do so.

Q. Can the use of Alecta TH cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Alecta TH can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Alecta TH?

The use of Alecta TH is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to painkillers or any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of stomach ulcer or in patients with active, recurrent stomach ulcer/bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.

Q. Can Alecta TH be taken with Vitamin B-complex?

Yes, Alecta TH can be taken with Vitamin B-complex preparations. While Alecta TH helps to relieve pain, Vitamin B-complex can help to correct the vitamin deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.

Q. Can the use of Alecta TH cause damage to kidneys?

Yes, the long-term use of Alecta TH can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protects them from damage. Use of painkillers lower the levels of prostaglandins in the body which leads to kidney damage on long-term use. Use of painkillers is not recommended in patients with underlying kidney disease.

Q. Will Alecta TH be more effective if taken in higher doses?

No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Sname?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
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References
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