Apin Pm 100/500 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. Paracetamol is a commonly used drug to reduce body temperature and to relieve mild to moderate pain. Paracetamol is used as a pain relief medicine. It is used to relieve musculoskeletal and joint pain, headache, toothache and ear pain. It is also prescribed to treat the discomfort during feverish colds, and flu.
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. Paracetamol is an active ingredient in Micromol and it belongs to a class of drugs known as antipyretics (fever reducing) and analgesics (painkiller). Paracetamol is a drug to treat fever related symptoms. It acts on the temperature-regulating region of the brain, which results in increased blood flow across the skin. This causes sweating and heat loss thereby reducing fever. It acts as a painkiller and therefore, reduces the pain by increasing the pain threshold.
What are the common side effects ?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 most common side effects of paracetomol include allergic reactions which may cause redness, swelling or rashes on the skin. It can also cause blisters on the skin and running nose. Overdose can cause adverse symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, abnormal blood cell count, shortness of breath, and liver injury.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Apin PM should not be used by the individuals with a history of allergic reactions to the active ingredients. It is also not for use in patients who are allergic to aspirin or other anti-inflammatory agents.
• People with severe liver function impairment should avoid Apin PM.
• Smoking and alcohol consumption can increase the risk of liver injury when Apin PM is taken.
• Apin PM should be used only when benefits overweigh the risks in patients with kidney impairment, diabetes, certain stomach and intestinal problems, history of infections, clotting problems, liver function impairment, etc.
• Pregnant women should not use Apin PM unless it is considered essential by a doctor.
• Breastfeeding women may use the drug by taking proper precautions such as scheduling the feeding and taking the medication with a maximum time gap.
• Apin PM is not for use in children below 6 years of age.
• Apin PM can interact with certain over-the-counter drugs and prescription medicines. Therefore, a physician's consultation is necessary for co-administration of other drugs.
• Apin PM side effects such as erythema (redness) and itching may need discontinuation of the Apin PM medicine.
• Apin PM side effects such as nausea and heartburn are dose-related. Therefore, do not exceed the prescribed dose and duration.
• Read the Apin PM information written on the label thoroughly for safe use.
1. I have taken mifepristone to terminate my pregnancy. Can I take aceclofenac for backache? 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. Paracetomol
1. What are the less common side effects of paracetomol? The less common side effects of paracetomol include facial swelling, fatigue, skin peeling, mouth ulcers, sudden bleeding, etc.
2. Does paracetomol make me drowsy? No. But when the drug is taken in combination with other medications such as Cetirizine or other cold and cough medications, can make you feel drowsy.
3. Can I use paracetomol pain relief to reduce the pain during menstruation? Yes, paracetomol can be taken to reduce pain during menstruation. However, consult your doctor for the dosage.
4. What is the dosage of paracetomol used in the treatment for reducing fever? For adults and children above 12 years, paracetomol cold and flu max (500mg) can be taken 3 to 4 times a day.
5. Can paracetomol be safely used with other NSAIDs? Yes, paracetomol is safe when taken with other NSAIDS. However, consult your doctor regarding the combined use of paracetomol with any other drug.