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Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Cofenac Tablet SR

Cofenac Tablet SR side effects

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

How to use Cofenac Tablet SR

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. Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Cofenac Tablet SR works

Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR 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).

Cofenac Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR Taking diclofenac with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR may cause headaches, blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended in patients with liver disease if this medicine is to be taken for a long time.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Take it with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cofenac 100 mg Tablet SR as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components, if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cofenac 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
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FAQs

Q. Is diclofenac topical a blood thinner / controlled substance?

Diclofenac is a pain relieving medication and it does not significantly affect the function of platelets in blood; hence it is not a blood thinner. It is not a controlled substance as it does not have the potential for abuse or addiction.

Q. Can I use Cofenac along with vitamins?

Yes, Cofenac can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Can Cofenac be used for the treatment of hepatitis?

No, Cofenac is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a condition where the liver is inflamed. Cofenac can, in fact, cause harm to the liver as a side effect.

Q. Can Cofenac be used after C-section?

Yes, Cofenac is a pain killer. C-section is the short name for Cesarean Section which is an operative procedure to deliver the baby through the mother's abdomen and uterus. Cofenac can be used to treat the pain that may occur after the operation.

Q. Can I use Cofenac for the treatment of arthritis?

Yes, Cofenac is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and spondylitis.It belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). .

Q. Can I take Cofenac along with misoprostol?

Yes. It can be taken together. Misoprostol protects the stomach from irritating gastric effects of Cofenac. The combination of medication is used to treat arthritis in patients at high risk of getting stomach/intestinal ulcers and complications from the ulcers (such as bleeding).

Q. Can I take Cofenac while I am on thyroxine?

Yes, Cofenac can be taken with thyroxine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Can I use Cofenac with diuretics?

No, Cofenac should not be used with diuretics. Cofenac reduces the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides diuretics in some patients. This response has been attributed to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis.

Q. Is Cofenac a narcotic?

No, Cofenac is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.

Q. Can Cofenac be used along with warfarin?

No. Using Cofenac together with warfarin can increase the risk of serious bleeding from the stomach (Higher than users of either drug alone). Inform your doctor before starting these medications.

Q. Why does Cofenac cause an ulcer?

Cofenac can cause damage to the lining cells of the stomach by several mechanisms, including the irritant effect on the cells, breaking of the protective barrier properties of lining cells, suppression of prostaglandin production of the stomach, reduction of stomach mucosal blood flow and interference with the repair of superficial injury of the stomach lining.

Q. Why is Cofenac contraindicated in asthma?

Some patients with asthma are hypersensitive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like aspirin which can lead to acute attacks of asthma. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. Is Cofenac a painkiller?

Yes. Cofenac is a pain killer. In fact, it belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis.

Q. Is Cofenac good for back pain?

Yes, Cofenac has been found to be effective to reduce back pain. Cofenac is a pain killer that belongs to the NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) class. Other NSAIDs have also been found to be useful in back pain eg. Ibuprofen and Naproxen.

Q. Why Cofenac should be stopped before surgery?

Since Cofenac has been shown to have blood thinning effects, it can increase the risk of bleeding. Therefore, it is stopped before surgery to prevent excessive loss of blood.

Q. Can I use Cofenac during my fever treatment?

Yes, Cofenac can reduce fever. However, commonly used to reduce the pain, particularly that which is seen with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis.

Q. Can I use Cofenac to treat a sore throat?

Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Cofenac is a pain killer so it can be given in cases of throat pain associated with it but only under the prescription of a doctor.

Q. What are the contraindications for Cofenac?

Cofenac should not be used if there is an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to it, or other pain killers, active ulcer in the stomach, bleeding from the stomach, history of severe heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure and or heart attack.

Q. Can I use Cofenac to treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?

Cofenac can be used to treat the pain associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) but for complete treatment, a course of antibiotics will be required.

Q. Can Cofenac cause sedation?

Cofenac is not known to cause sedation. There have been rare, an isolated case report of sedation with the drug.

Q. Can I take Cofenac for kidney stones?

Yes,Cofenac can be used to relieve the pain due to kidney stones. However, there is also a risk of kidney damage with Cofenac as its side effect. It is advised not to take Cofenac for a prolonged time for this condition without adequate monitoring.

Q. Can I use Cofenac with mifepristone?

These drugs should not be used together as the effect of mifepristone may be lowered by Cofenac. Mifepristone is used for medical abortion.

Q. Can I use Cofenac with lithium?

No.These drugs should not be used together as Cofenac increases the blood levels of lithium which may further increase the side effects.

Q. Can Cofenac affect the chance of conceiving?

Yes. Cofenac can sometime cause reversible infertility. Cofenac by its mechanism of action, may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

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