Information about Aceclofenac

Aceclofenac Uses

Aceclofenac is used for pain relief. It relieves pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis.

How Aceclofenac works

Aceclofenac 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).

Common side effects of Aceclofenac

Nausea, Diarrhea, Abdominal pain, Dyspepsia, Increased liver enzymes
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Expert advice for Aceclofenac

  • You have been prescribed Aceclofenac 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 Aceclofenac 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.

Frequently asked questions for Aceclofenac


Q. Is Aceclofenac a good painkiller?

Aceclofenac is effective in relieving pain and inflammation. It is used to provide relief from various sorts of pain such as sprains, strains and other injuries. It is also helpful in various types of arthritis, gout, pain and inflammation following surgery.

Q. Is Aceclofenac safe?

Aceclofenac is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Does Aceclofenac get you high?

No, Aceclofenac does not get you high. It does not have an abuse potential (drug-seeking behavior) and does not cause physical or psychological dependence. However, if you do not feel well, consult your doctor.

Q. Can Aceclofenac hurt your kidneys?

Long-term use and high doses of Aceclofenac may cause renal problems, such as protein or blood in urine and pain during urination. Patients who had or have heart failure, impaired kidney function and hypertension are at risk of kidney problems. The risk of developing kidney problems is also high in patients who are on medicines which cause excess urination (diuretics), or medicines which have significant impact on kidney function. Along with that, Aceclofenac can affect kidneys of patients who are above 65 years of age or who remain dehydrated. Therefore, kidney function monitoring is recommended for such patients.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Aceclofenac?

If you forget a dose of Aceclofenac, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Does Aceclofenac make you drowsy?

Aceclofenac can cause drowsiness and also dizziness, fatigue (tiredness) and visual disturbances. However, it is not very common and may not affect everyone. If you experience these symptoms avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.

Q. What is the most important information I need to know about Aceclofenac?

It is important to know that Aceclofenac may increase your chance of having a heart attack or stroke. The risk is more if you take higher doses and have been using the medicine for a longer time. Also, the use of Aceclofenac may cause ulcers, bleeding, or holes in your stomach and intestine. These problems may happen without warning symptoms at any time during treatment and may even cause death. Therefore, if you encounter any such problems, consult your doctor immediately.

Q. Can Aceclofenac be taken during pregnancy?

You should not take Aceclofenac during the last 3 months of pregnancy as it may cause harmful effects on your baby. Use of Aceclofenac can also lead to reduced labor (premature delivery). Hence, it is advised to avoid using Aceclofenac during the first 6 months of pregnancy also. In some cases, Aceclofenac may be prescribed in pregnant women only if the benefits outweigh the risks involved with its use in pregnant women. If not sure, consult your doctor regarding its use.

Q. Is Aceclofenac effective?

Aceclofenac is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Aceclofenac too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.


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