Aps 100/500/15 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 used to reduce fever, pain, and inflammation. Paracetamol is used in the treatment of feverish cold and for headache relief. The drug is known to be beneficial in treating conditions such as muscle aches, arthritis, backache, etc. Serratiopeptidase, is used in the treatment of conditions associated with pain and inflammation. Serratiopeptidase is the preferred drug to treat migraine headache, pulsating headaches. It is also used to treat pain associated with muscles, bones, and joints. Serratiopeptidase used for treating conditions such as sinusitis, laryngitis, sore throat, ear infections, thrombophlebitis, swelling after surgery, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease.
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. A well-defined mechanism of action for paracetamol is still not known. The proposed mechanism of action involves inhibition of cyclooxygenase enzyme that prevents the metabolism of arachidonic acid in prostaglandin H2 which brings about pain relief, inflammation and fever. Serratiopeptidase is an enzyme which relieves pain and inflammation by breaking down the chemical mediators that are involved in causing pain and inflammation.
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. Common side effects of paracetamol observed are an allergic reaction which involves swelling or rash, hives, runny nose, difficulty breathing, and itching. Other side effects include constipation, sleeplessness, and agitation. It also causes lowering of blood pressure, yellowing of the skin, sores, and ulcers in some patients. The common side effects of serratiopeptidase include abnormal blood cell count, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, skin redness, blisters on the skin, running nose, diarrhea, and liver damage.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Avoid APS in case of any allergic reactions to aceclofenac or any of the other drugs present in APS.
• The commonly reported APS side effects include peptic ulcers and abdominal pain. However, avoid the medication in case of stomach ulcer or intestinal bleeding.
• APS dosage is considered unsafe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Therefore, consult the doctor before taking the drug.
• Avoid taking APS with alcohol as it may cause excessive drowsiness, calmness and also increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
• Consult doctor before taking APS in case of history of stomach or intestines diseases, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and Blood disorders.
1. I have taken mifepristone to terminate my pregnancy. Can I take aceclofenac for a 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 Paracetamol
1. Is paracetamol a medicine for toothache? Yes. Paracetamol reduces mild to moderate tooth pain.
2. Can an alcoholic use paracetamol? Before taking paracetamol, seek your doctor’s advice if you are an alcoholic, or if you have any reported problems of liver diseases. This is because paracetamol can worsen an existing liver condition.
3. Which drugs should I avoid while using paracetamol? Do not use any other OTC drugs related to cough or cold. Paracetamol is used as a combination drug in many medicines. Read the leaflet thoroughly before administrating any other drug as it may contain paracetamol, which can cause an overdose.
4. How much is considered as an overdose of paracetamol? Paracetamol of 500mg tablets can be taken not more than 8 per day. About 25-30 tablets, when taken at a single time, may cause overdose and even death.
5. How can I identify if I have an overdose of paracetamol? If you identify adverse symptoms such as diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, stomach cramps or pain, then you might have taken an overdose of the drug. Serratiopeptidase
1. Is serratiopeptidase an addictive drug? No. Serratiopeptidase is not an addictive drug.
2. Is serratiopeptidase safe? Serratiopeptidase is relatively a safe drug for adults and children if taken in the prescribed dose. In case of pregnancy and lactation, please consult your doctor before taking the drug.
3. Is serratiopeptidase similar to aceclofenac? No, serratiopeptidase is an enzyme where as aceclofenac is NSAIDs. But both the drugs are used in the treatment of pain and inflammation.
4. Is serratiopeptidase banned in India? No, serratiopeptidase is available in India as a prescription drug.
5. What are the special precautions to be followed before taking serratiopeptidase? Avoid serratiopeptidase if you have bleeding disorders and stop using this drug at least 2 weeks before the surgery.