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Composition for CYTONAC

Aceclofenac(100 mg),Misoprostol(100 mcg)

food interaction for CYTONAC

alcohol interaction for CYTONAC

pregnancy interaction for CYTONAC

lactation interaction for CYTONAC

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking aceclofenac with alcohol may increase risk of stomach bleeding.
Cytonac tablet is highly unsafe in women who are or may become pregnant.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus and should not be given under any circumstances. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Aceclofenac(100 mg)


It is used to relieve pain and swelling of joints (osteoarthritis), swelling  of the small joints of hands and feet (rheumatoid arthritis), arthritis that mainly affect the spine (ankylosing spondylitis).

How it works

Aceclofenac belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It acts by decreasing the chemical substance (prostaglandin) in the body, which causes pain, fever and inflammation.

Common side effects

Nausea, Peptic ulcer, Abdominal pain, Allergic skin rash, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Flatulence, Increased blood pressure, Indigestion, Vomiting
Misoprostol(100 mcg)


Misoprostol is used to prevent gastric ulcers resulting from treatment with pain-killers/NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, naproxen, indomethacin). It is also used for medical termination of pregnancy or legal abortion during early pregnancy, along with mifepristone.

How it works

Misoprostol is similar to the natural chemical prostaglandin found in the body. It acts on the stomach and intestine to create a protective lining, and thereby prevents ulcer formation. It also acts on the uterus and produces strong contractions and softens the cervix to cause abortion.

Common side effects

Constipation, Flatulence, Headache, Indigestion, Stomach pain, Vomiting, Diarrhoea


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Expert advice for CYTONAC

Do not take aceclofenac tablets:
  • If you are allergic to aceclofenac or any of the other ingredients of aceclofenac tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have  stomach ulcer or intestinal bleeding, severe kidney disease, heart attack, liver failure, bleeding or bleeding disorders.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered before taking aceclofenac tablets in case of any following diseases:
  • Diseases of the stomach or intestines 
  • Disease that causes ulcers on the lining of the large gut (ulcerative colitis).
  • Crohn’s disease (serious inflammation of any part of the gastrointestinal tract).
  • Blood disorders, problems with the circulation of the blood to your brain.
  • Asthma or any other breathing problems.
  • Disturbance of metabolism that can be seen as disorders of the skin or other organs (porphyria).
  • Heart problems, stroke, high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, high cholesterol.

Frequently asked questions for CYTONAC


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 and diclofenac 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.


Q. Is misoprostol safe?
Yes. Misoprostol is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Is misoprostol available or sold over the counter?
No. Misoprostol is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter.
Q. Is misoprostol effective orally?
Yes. Misoprostol is effective orally.
Q. Is misoprostol available and legal in India?
Yes. Misoprostol is legally available in India.
Q. Can I take misoprostol with Advil, Vicodin, hydrocodone?
Misoprostol may be taken with Advil (ibuprofen), Vicodin (paracetamol and hydrocodone), and hydrocodone if prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Does misoprostol cause weight gain?
There is no evidence of misoprostol causing weight gain. If you notice any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 09 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)