Aceclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
How does it work?
Aceclofenac belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by blocking the action of a substance in the body called cyclo-oxygenase. Cyclo-oxygenase is involved in the production of various chemicals in the body, some of which are known as prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are produced in response to injury or certain diseases and would otherwise go on to cause pain, swelling and inflammation. Arthritic conditions are one example of this. Aceclofenac is used to relieve pain and inflammation in arthritic conditions. All the medicines in this group reduce inflammation caused by the body's own immune system and are effective pain killers.
What is it used for?
A form of arthritis (ankylosing spondylitis)
Inflammatory disease of the joints
This medicine may cause dizziness. Avoid driving and operating machinery if affected.
Individuals receiving long-term treatment with this medicine should be regularly monitored (kidney and liver function tests, blood counts).
There is no experience with the use of this medicine in children.
Use with caution in
A type of life long inherited blood disease caused by a defect in the liver (hepatic porphyria)
Decreased heart function
History of peptic ulcers
Inflammation of the bowel and back passage
Mildly decreased kidney function
People who have recently had major surgery
People with symptoms of stomach or intestinal disorders
Severely decreased liver function
Not to be used in
Active peptic ulcer
Bleeding from the stomach or intestines
Moderate to severely decreased kidney function
People in whom aspirin or other medicines in this class (NSAIDs), cause attacks of asthma, itchy rash (urticaria) or nasal inflammation (rhinitis)
Suspected peptic ulcer
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
The safety of this medicine for use during pregnancy has not been established. It is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless considered essential by your doctor. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
It is not known if this medicine passes into breast milk. It is not recommended for use during breastfeeding unless considered essential by your doctor. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
|Anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic products (M01)|
antirheumatic products, non-steroids
|Butylpyrazolidines (Phenylbutazone, Mofebutazone, Oxyphenbutazone, Clofezone, Kebuzone)
Acetic acid derivatives and related substances (Indometacin, Sulindac, Tolmetin, Zomepirac, Diclofenac, Alclofenac, Bumadizone, Etodolac, Lonazolac, Fentiazac, Acemetacin, Difenpiramide, Oxametacin, Proglumetacin, Ketorolac, Aceclofenac, Bufexamac)
Oxicams (Piroxicam, Tenoxicam, Droxicam, Lornoxicam, Meloxicam)
Propionic acid derivatives (Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Ketoprofen, Fenoprofen, Fenbufen, Benoxaprofen, Suprofen, Pirprofen, Flurbiprofen, Indoprofen, Tiaprofenic acid, Oxaprozin, Ibuproxam, Dexibuprofen, Flunoxaprofen, Alminoprofen, Dexketoprofen)
Fenamates (Mefenamic acid, Tolfenamic acid, Flufenamic acid, Meclofenamic acid)
Coxibs (Celecoxib, Rofecoxib, Valdecoxib, Parecoxib, Etoricoxib, Lumiracoxib)
other anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic agents, non-steroids (Nabumetone, Niflumic acid, Azapropazone, Glucosamine, Benzydamine, Glucosaminoglycan polysulfate, Proquazone, Orgotein, Nimesulide, Feprazone, Diacerein, Morniflumate, Tenidap, Oxaceprol, Chondroitin sulfate)
|Specific antirheumatic agents||Quinolines (Oxycinchophen) - Gold preparations (Sodium aurothiomalate, Sodium aurothiosulfate, Auranofin, Aurothioglucose, Aurotioprol) - Penicillamine/Bucillamine|