Aceclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is a pain-relief and fever-reducing medicine. You can only use this medicine if it is prescribed by your healthcare provider.
Aceclofenac is used to treat moderate to severe pain, tenderness, swelling, and joint stiffness.
Common side effects include stomach disturbance and ulcers, skin rashes, and kidney failure.
Aceclofenac should only be used when your healthcare provider prescribes it. This is because it may worsen asthma and increase your risk of heart disease or stroke.
- Aceclofenac is available in the form of 100mg and 200mg tablets.
- It is best to take 200mg tablets once daily or 100mg tablets twice daily. Your healthcare provider may prescribe a different dose depending on your medical condition.
- Aceclofenac should be taken while eating or immediately after having food.
- Swallow the whole tablet. Do not chew or crush the tablets.
- Do not drink alcohol while using this medicine.
- If you have a stomach ulcer, take your antacids when using this medicine.
- If you miss a dose, use it when you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
- Seek medical attention immediately if you use more than prescribed.
Side-effects you may experience when you use this medicine include:
- Stomach pain.
- Watery stool.
- Hard stools.
- Feeling sick.
- Skin rash, if you are allergic to the medicine.
In more severe cases, you may experience:
- Stomach ulcers and bleeding.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Chest pain or heart attack.
- Blood in your stools or you may vomit blood.
Report any other side-effects you may experience to your healthcare provider.
- Aceclofenac should not be used by anyone who is younger than 18 years old.
- This medicine increases your risk of heart attack or stroke.
- It worsens stomach ulcers. Inform your healthcare provider if you have active stomach ulcers before using this medicine.
- Aceclofenac worsen asthma. If you are asthmatic, inform your healthcare provider before using this medicine.
- It may cause some kidney or liver problems when used for long periods.
- You may experience dizziness while using this medicine. Do not drive or operate any machinery when you use it.
- If you are to undergo surgery, do not use this medicine three days before the surgery. You may bleed a lot.
- Inform your healthcare provider of the other medicines you are taking, including herbal pills. It may cause you to bleed more if you use drugs like warfarin.
- Avoid taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you must use it, inform your healthcare provider about your condition.
- Aceclofenac should not be prescribed for long-term treatment. If your healthcare provider does prescribe it for long-term treatment, you will need regular blood tests. Your healthcare provider will also monitor you for signs of stomach bleeding.