Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR

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Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR is a pain-relieving medicine. It is used to treat conditions such as painful flare-ups of rheumatism, arthritis, strained muscles and tendons, and gout. It also used to treat other painful conditions of the bone or muscle and pain and inflammation following orthopedic surgery.

Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset and reduce side effects. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms, for the shortest possible time. You should take this medicine regularly while you need it. Try not to miss doses as it will become less effective if you do.

The common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, stomach pain, nausea, and indigestion. 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 symptoms.

This medicine is generally considered safe but is not suitable for everybody. Before you take it, you should tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, asthma, blood disorders, or drink a lot of alcohol. Also, tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while using this medicine.

Uses of Rhofenid Tablet SR

Benefits of Rhofenid Tablet SR

In Pain relief

Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR is a common painkiller used to treat aches and pains. It blocks chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It is effective in relieving pain caused by arthritis and muscle aches. This medicine is very widely used and very rarely causes side effects if taken at the right dosage.
Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Rhofenid Tablet SR

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 Rhofenid

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain

How to use Rhofenid 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. Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Rhofenid Tablet SR works

Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Safety advice

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR.
Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR 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.
Breast feeding
Rhofenid 200mg 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.
Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel sleepy, dizzy, faint, your eyesight may be affected or you may have a fit while taking Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR and this may affect your ability to drive.
Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine. Use of Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Rhofenid Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Rhofenid 200mg 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.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR as it can 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Propionic acid Derivatives
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
NSAID's- Non-Selective COX 1&2 Inhibitors (propionic acid)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Rhofenid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Neil, Esulide
Brand(s): Oxy Triactin, Sioril
Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Novalgin RC

Patient concerns

One of my teeth is sensitive. It some times pains
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Dental Surgery
sensitivity has many causative factors for relief of pain you can take pain killers it will give temporary relief
fever and 2 months pregnant can take combiflan
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
No take Crocin for pain relief


Q. Does Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR raise blood pressure?

In a few cases, Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR may cause an increase in blood pressure. Before taking Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR, you should inform your doctor if you have high blood pressure. Also, inform your doctor about the medicines that you might be taking for it. Doctors prescribe this medicine to people with high blood pressure only if the benefits outweigh the risks. In fact, patients with uncontrolled blood pressure should be very careful and should regularly monitor their blood pressure while on Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR.

Q. What happens if you take Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR on an empty stomach?

Taking Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR on an empty stomach may cause nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, burning sensation in food pipe, and stomach pain. Therefore, Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR should be taken with a glass of water either with meals or just after meals. Your doctor may also recommend taking an antacid with Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR to avoid stomach upset.

Q. Can you drink alcohol with Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR?

If you are taking high doses of Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR or a long-term treatment or both, then you should restrict or avoid alcohol. The reason being, taking both of them together increases your chances of ulcers and bleeding. It may also result in holes in the stomach and intestine (gastrointestinal perforation). These are serious side effects of Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR which may be life-threatening. Discuss with your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. Can I take Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR during pregnancy?

Avoid taking Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR during pregnancy as it may put your pregnancy and your unborn baby at risk. There have been reports of miscarriage and defects in the heart of the baby. But, if it is necessary to take it, then your doctor may prescribe a low dose for the shortest duration. This is applicable for the first 6 months of pregnancy. Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR should not be given during the last 3 months of pregnancy as it may cause various defects in the baby and may also prolong labor.

Q. Can Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR make you sleepy?

Yes, Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR may cause sleepiness. It may also cause dizziness, visual disturbances, drowsiness, fits, and spinning sensation. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you experience these symptoms. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. How long can you take Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR?

Take Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR only as long as advised by your doctor. Do not take it for longer than the recommended period of time. Long-term treatment with Rhofenid 200mg Tablet SR and at high doses can cause an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, ulcers, bleeding, or holes in the stomach and intestine. These symptoms can occur at any time without warning.

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