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    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

    Vomiting, Stomach pain / epigastric pain, Nausea, Indigestion, Diarrhea, Heartburn, Loss of appetite
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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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 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 is structurally related and metabolised to diclofenac. Both 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)