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Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet is a combination medicine which helps in relieving muscular pain. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain, inflammation, and fever. This improves the movement of muscles and provides relief from pain and discomfort.

Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose and duration will depend on the severity of your condition. You should keep taking the medicine even if you feel better until the doctor says it is alright to stop using it.

Using this medicine may cause common side effects such as nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. If any of these side effects do not resolve with time or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the side effects. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms.

Before using the medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions or disorders. To make sure it is safe, you should let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking. Also, tell your doctor if you have any problems with the liver or kidneys. You should avoid the consumption of alcohol while on treatment with this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors first before using the medicine.

Uses of Apar MR Tablet

  • Muscular pain

Side effects of Apar MR Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Apar MR

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Heartburn
    Avoid foods that irritate the stomach such as alcohol, carbonated soft drinks, citrus, coffee, fatty foods or tomatoes. Eat or drink slowly. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. The reason being, large meals fill the stomach and put pressure, causing reflux. Quit smoking if you smoke, lose weight if you are overweight and avoid tight waistbands. Ask your doctor about medicines to treat this condition such as antacids. Do not lie down immediately after eating and wait for at least three hours before lying down after a meal. Raise the head of your bed. Talk to your doctor if your condition does not improve, they may be able to reduce the dosage or switch you to another medicine.
  • Coping with Stomach pain
    Try to get plenty of rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may relieve the stomach pain. It may help if you eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Reduce your intake of coffee, tea and alcohol as these can make the pain worse. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your doctor about possible medication. Your doctor may be able to prescribe some over-the-counter medicines to help reduce the pain.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Loss of appetite
    It is important to eat, even if you do not feel like it. You might try switching to smaller meals and frequent snacks. Try eating healthy and nutritious snacks that are high in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. It is important to drink even if you cannot eat. But, do not fill your stomach with liquid before eating. Eat when you are most hungry. Exercise such as a short walk may also increase your appetite. Talk to your doctor about possible medication or supplements if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Tiredness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.

How to use Apar MR 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. Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Apar MR Tablet works

Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet is a combination of two pain relieving medicines (Aceclofenac and Paracetamol/Acetaminophen) and a muscle relaxant (Chlorzoxazone). The pain relieving medicines work by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). The muscle relaxant works on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm, thereby improving muscle movement.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg 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 Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet to relieve pain due to muscle spasm.
  • This medicine is most effective when taken along with proper rest and physical therapy.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • Older adults may have increased drowsiness, confusion, and higher risk of falling as a result of taking Apar MR 100mg/500mg/250mg Tablet.
  • Do not take it with any other medicine containing acetaminophen (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first. 

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FAQs

Q. What is Apar MR?

Apar MR is a combination of three medicines: Aceclofenac, Paracetamol and Chlorzoxazone. This medicine helps in relieving muscle pain by relaxing the affected muscles. It relieves pain caused due to muscle spasm, cramp or injury. It also lowers certain chemical substances in the body that cause pain.

Q. What can I do along with Apar MR to reduce muscle pain?

If you are suffering from muscle pain due to muscle injury or overuse, you should take rest. Taking rest will help you avoid any further injury and help you recover efficiently. Make sure that you take plenty of sleep and try to reduce stress. Applying ice pack to the affected area may help in relieving pain and inflammation. If your muscle pain is due to some other disease, follow the advice of your doctor.

Q. Can I get addicted to Apar MR?

No, there are no reports of any patient getting addicted to Apar MR.

Q. Can I stop taking Apar MR when my pain is relieved?

Apar MR is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your pain is relieved. However, Apar MR should be continued if you are advised by your doctor to do so.

Q. Can the use of Apar MR cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Apar MR 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. Can the use of Apar MR cause damage to liver?

Apar MR contains Paracetamol and Chlorzoxazone, both these medicines are known to cause harm to the liver especially when taken in doses above the recommended level. Also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase your risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage. These symptoms may include fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes and abnormal live enzymes.

Q. How long will Apar MR take to act?

It may take about an hour to notice the initial benefits of pain relief after taking Apar MR.

Q. What if I forget to take Apar MR?

If you forget to take the scheduled dose of Apar MR and it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you missed because this may increase the risk of unwanted side effect due to overdosage. If you are not sure what to do, consult your doctor about how to manage a situation like this.

Q. Will Apar MR be more effective if taken in higher than recommended doses?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Apar MR?

The use of Apar MR is considered to be harmful in patients with known allergy to 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 ulcers or active, recurrent stomach ulcer / bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.

Q. Does Apar MR expire?

Yes, Apar MR does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Apar MR after the expiry date.

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