Medicine Overview of Relifen T Tablet
Relifen T 100 mg/4 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of pain due to muscle spasm.
Side Effects of Relifen T are Nausea, Vomiting, Heartburn, Stomach pain / epigastric pain, Loss of appetite, Diarrhoea.
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. Relifen T 100 mg/4 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid acidity and heartburn.
Relifen T 100 mg/4 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Aceclofenac and Thiocolchicoside, which relieve pain and relax 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.
In Depth Information on Relifen T Tablet
Relifen T Tablet related warnings
Taking aceclofenac with alcohol may increase risk of stomach bleeding.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Relifen T 100 mg/4 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Relifen T 100 mg/4 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Relifen T 100 mg/4 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Relifen T 100 mg/4 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Relifen T 100 mg/4 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Relifen T 100 mg/4 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Relifen T 100 mg/4 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Relifen T 100 mg/4 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Relifen T 100 mg/4 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Relifen T Tablet
Relifen t is a combination of two medicines:Aceclofenac and Thiocolchicoside. This medication helps in relieving muscle pain. It works by relaxing muscles by acting on central nervous system and lowering chemical substance in the body that cause pain and inflammation.
Q. Is it safe to use Relifen t?
Yes, Relifen t is safe to use in most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted common side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn, diarrhoea and other uncommon and rare side effect. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.
Q. Can the Relifen t be stopped when my pain is relieved?
Relifen t is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when the pain is relieved. However, Relifen t should be continued if the doctor is advised to do so.
Q. Can the use of Relifen t cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Relifen t can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for sometime or until you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Relifen t?
The use of Relifen t is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine or in patients with known allergy to other pain killers. The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of or active, recurrent stomach ulcer/bleeding and in patients with history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
Q. Can Relifen t be taken with vitamin B complex?
Yes, Relifen t can be taken with vitamin B-complex preparations. Relifen t helps to relieve pain and vitamin B-complex can help to corrects the vitamin deficiency that might be causing your symptoms.
Q. Can the use of Relifen t cause damage to kidneys?
Yes, the long term use of Relifen t can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protects the kidneys from damage. Use of pain-killers lower the levels of prostaglandins in the body leading to kidney damage on long term use. Use of pain killers is not recommended in patients with underlying kidney disease.
Q. Will Relifen t be more effective if taken in higher doses?
No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective. Consuming higher than the recommended dose of Relifen t can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Does Relifen t expire?
Yes, Relifen t does expire. The expiry date is written on the pack of the medicine and it refers to the last day of the month mentioned. Do not use Relifen t after the expiry date.
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