Lyfenac-MR is a combination of three medicines: Aceclofenac, Paracetamol and Chlorzoxazone. This medicine helps in relieving muscle pain by relaxing the affected muscles. It relieves pain caused due to muscle spasm, cramp or injury. It also lowers certain chemical substances in the body that cause pain.
Q. What can I do along with Lyfenac-MR to reduce muscle pain?
If you are suffering from muscle pain due to muscle injury or overuse, you should take rest. Taking rest will help you avoid any further injury and help you recover efficiently. Make sure that you take plenty of sleep and try to reduce stress. Applying ice pack to the affected area may help in relieving pain and inflammation. If your muscle pain is due to some other disease, follow the advice of your doctor.
Q. Can I get addicted to Lyfenac-MR?
No, there are no reports of any patient getting addicted to Lyfenac-MR.
Q. Can I stop taking Lyfenac-MR when my pain is relieved?
Lyfenac-MR is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your pain is relieved. However, Lyfenac-MR should be continued if you are advised by your doctor to do so.
Q. Can the use of Lyfenac-MR cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Lyfenac-MR 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 Lyfenac-MR cause damage to liver?
Lyfenac-MR contains Paracetamol and Chlorzoxazone, both these medicines are known to cause harm to the liver especially when taken in 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 live enzymes.
Q. How long will Lyfenac-MR take to act?
It may take about an hour to notice the initial benefits of pain relief after taking Lyfenac-MR.
Q. What if I forget to take Lyfenac-MR?
If you forget to take the scheduled dose of Lyfenac-MR 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 due to overdosage. If you are not sure what to do, consult your doctor about how to manage a situation like this.
Q. Will Lyfenac-MR be more effective if taken in higher than recommended doses?
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 Lyfenac-MR?
The use of Lyfenac-MR is considered to be harmful in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of stomach ulcers or active, recurrent stomach ulcer / bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
Q. Does Lyfenac-MR expire?
Yes, Lyfenac-MR does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Lyfenac-MR after the expiry date.