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Alrof 12.5mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Alrof 12.5mg Tablet is a pain relieving medicine. It alleviates pain, inflammation and stiffness in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and certain forms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used for treating migraine and menstrual pain.

Alrof 12.5mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

Flu-like symptoms, indigestion, stomach pain and diarrhea are some of the side effects that might be seen with this medicine. It may cause dizziness and fatigue. You should not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. It is potentially unsafe to take it during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure and liver or kidney disease.

Uses of Alrof Tablet

Side effects of Alrof Tablet

Common
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Indigestion
  • Peripheral edema

How to use Alrof 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. Alrof 12.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alrof Tablet works

Alrof 12.5mg Tablet is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called COX-2 inhibitors. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Alrof 12.5mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alrof 12.5mg 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 Alrof 12.5mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Alrof 12.5mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alrof 12.5mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Alrof 12.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Alrof 12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alrof 12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Alrof 12.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Alrof 12.5mg Tablet helps relieve pain and inflammation.
  • It may cause fewer stomach problems as compared to other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
  • It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Regularly monitor your blood pressure while taking this medicine, particularly in the first two weeks after starting treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
  • During long-term treatment, your doctor may want to take regular blood tests to monitor your liver function.
  • Do not take Alrof 12.5mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alrof with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Dear doctor my wife is 4 month pregnant since afternoon she is suffering from head ache , can you please suggest me what should be done
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
Tablet Crocin pain relief can. E given
Plz dr. suggest me periods pain reliefer tablet which available easily at store.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
You can take govern tablets for pain relief
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FAQs

Q. Is Alrof deadly?

Alrof is relatively safe if used as prescribed. In case of any side-effects, please consult your doctor

Q. Is Alrof a narcotic?

No, Alrof is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Q. How does Alrof work?

Alrof belongs to a group of medicines called COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by inhibiting certain chemical called prostaglandin which is responsible for pain and inflammation.

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