Algic Mr 4/100 Mg Tablet 10
Aceclofenac is an NSAID, i.e. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat mild to moderate pain and inflammation. It is effective in the treatment of pain and swelling of joints (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis) and relieves inflammation of the vertebrae (ankylosing spondylitis) to prevent the fusion of the spine bones. Thiocolchicoside is used as a muscle relaxant. It is prescribed for the treatment of muscle spasms. It is also used for the treatment of rheumatologic, orthopedic, and traumatologic disorders.
How does the drug work?
Similar to the other NSAIDs, aceclofenac is a prostaglandin synthesis inhibitor. Thus, the prostaglandin effects such as sensitization of the spinal nerves to the painful stimuli, inflammation associated with vasodilation, and elevation of body temperature by the stimulation of thyroid gland are not produced. Thiocochicoside is a muscle relaxant which also acts as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic medication. It acts as a competitive GABAA receptorantagonist and also glycine receptor antagonist.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of aceclofenac are redness and itching of the skin, dizziness, indigestion, abdominal pain, nausea, heartburn, diarrhea, and an increase in the liver enzymes. The common side effects of thiocolchicoside include nausea, allergy, photosensitivity and vasovagal reactions
• Do not take Algic eye drops medicine if an allergic reaction has been experienced with any of its ingredients in the past.
• Algic should not be used by the patients with breathing problems (asthma, etc.), severe swallowing difficulty, methemoglobinemia (a blood condition), and heart problems.
• Children below 6 years of age should not be given Algic medicine.
• Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take Algic drug.
• Before taking any other medicines while using Algic, ask doctor to confirm if it is safe to take the medicines together.
• Do not use larger than the prescribed Algic ear drops dose as it can increase the side effects of Algic eye drops.
1. Do not take aceclofenac at least for 8-12 days after taking mifepristone. You may consult your doctor for a safer use of the drug.
2. How should I take the aceclofenac tablets? It is preferable to take aceclofenac tablets with food, i.e. after eating.
3. Can I drive or operate machines after taking the aceclofenac? You should refrain from driving or using machinery which requires attention as aceclofenac may cause side effectssuch as dizziness and drowsiness.
4. Can I give aceclofenac for my 15-year-old child for pain relief? The medicine is not indicated for the children less than 18 years of age.
5. What should I do if I experience nausea after taking aceclofenac? Consume simple foods instead of spicy foods if you experience nausea after taking the drug.
1. Is it safe to use thiocolchicoside in the patients with seizures? No. Thiocolchicoside has powerful convulsant activity and should not be used in seizure-prone individuals.
2. Does thiocolchicoside caUSES sedation? No. Thiocolchicoside does not cause sedation as it does not antagonise the nicotinic receptors.
3. Does thiocolchicoside provides relief from muscle pain? Yes. Thiocolchicoside has analgesic effect and provides relief from muscle pain.
4. Can I take any other medications along with thiocolchicoside? You must discuss with the physician before taking any other medications
5. How should I store thiocolchicoside? Store the medication as per the instructions given on the label or by the physician.