Zix-mr 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 Zix-mr?
Yes, Zix-mr 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 Zix-mr be stopped when my pain is relieved?
Zix-mr is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when the pain is relieved. However, Zix-mr should be continued if the doctor is advised to do so.
Q. Can the use of Zix-mr cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Zix-mr 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 Zix-mr?
The use of Zix-mr 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 Zix-mr be taken with vitamin B complex?
Yes, Zix-mr can be taken with vitamin B-complex preparations. Zix-mr 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 Zix-mr cause damage to kidneys?
Yes, the long term use of Zix-mr 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 Zix-mr 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 Zix-mr can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Yes, Zix-mr 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 Zix-mr after the expiry date.