Details of Aceclofenac Salt (Generic Drug)

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Aceclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for fever, pain, ankylosing spondylitis and arthritis. It blocks the action of a substance in the body (cyclo-oxygenase), which may cause pain, swelling and inflammation. It blocks the action of a substance in the body (cyclo-oxygenase), which may cause pain, swelling and inflammation.


Typical Uses

Aceclofenac is used to relieve pain and swelling of joints (osteoarthritis), swelling of the small joints of hands and feet (rheumatoid arthritis), arthritis that mainly affect the spine (ankylosing spondylitis). Aceclofenac should not be taken if you have asthma or any other allergic disorder, if you have ever had a stomach or duodenal ulcer, or if you have an inflammatory bowel disorder, if you are pregnant, trying for a baby, or breastfeeding etc.


Side Effects

Aceclofenac may cause inflammation of the stomach, increased liver enzymes in the blood, shortness of breath, vomiting, dizziness, itching, high blood pressure, urge to vomit, visual disturbance, loose motions, constipation, skin allergies, rash, bleeding in the stomach and intestine, ulcers in the stomach and intestine, gas, mouth ulcers, inflammation of the skin, severe allergic reaction.


Drug Interactions

Paracetamol+Aceclofenac


Mechanism of action

Aceclofenac works by blocking the effect of chemicals called cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes. These enzymes help to make other chemicals in the body, called prostaglandins. Some prostaglandins are produced at sites of injury or damage, and cause pain and inflammation. By blocking the effect of COX enzymes, fewer prostaglandins are produced, which means pain and inflammation, are eased.


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