Q. What is Arthetrip Plus Tablet?
Arthetrip Plus Tablet is a combination of four medicines: Aceclofenac, Paracetamol, Trypsin and Chymotrypsin. This medicine helps in decreasing pain and swelling. It lowers the levels of chemical substances in the body that causes pain and swelling.
Q. Can I get addicted to Arthetrip Plus Tablet?
No, there is no report of any patient getting addicted to Arthetrip Plus Tablet.
Q. Can I stop taking Arthetrip Plus Tablet when my pain is relieved?
Arthetrip Plus Tablet is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your pain is relieved. However, Arthetrip Plus Tablet should be continued if your doctor has advised you to do so.
Q. Can the use of Arthetrip Plus Tablet cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Arthetrip Plus Tablet can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.
Q. Can the use of Arthetrip Plus Tablet cause damage to kidneys?
Yes, long-term use of Arthetrip Plus Tablet can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protects them from damage. Use of painkillers lowers the levels of prostaglandins in the body leading to kidney damage due to long-term use. Use of painkillers is not recommended to patients with underlying kidney disease.
Q. Can the use of Arthetrip Plus Tablet cause damage to liver?
Arthetrip Plus Tablet contains Paracetamol. This medicine is known to cause harm to the liver especially in the doses above the recommended level. Also, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may further increase your risk of liver damage. Use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage. These symptoms may include fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes and abnormal liver enzymes.
Q. How long will Arthetrip Plus Tablet take to act?
It may take about an hour to see the initial benefit of pain relief after taking Arthetrip Plus Tablet.
Q. What if I forget to take Arthetrip Plus Tablet?
If you forget to take the scheduled dose of Arthetrip Plus Tablet and it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you missed because this may increase the risk of unwanted side effect. If you are not sure what to do, consult your doctor about how to manage a situation like this.
Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Arthetrip Plus Tablet be more effective?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Arthetrip Plus Tablet?
The use of Arthetrip Plus Tablet is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of stomach ulcers or in patients with active, recurrent stomach ulcer / bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.