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AFENAK PLUS TAB

Country of origin: INDIA

10 Units/pack

MRP 93.80

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AFENAK PLUS TAB

Afenak Plus Tab
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Afenak Plus Tab is a combination of medicines used to relieve fevers, pain and swelling associated with post-operative wounds, muscle pains, joint pains and postoperative pain in ailments like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and osteoarthritis. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Afenak Plus Tab are Aceclofenac 100 MG+Paracetamol 325 MG

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Aceclofenac in Afenak Plus Tab works by blocking the effect of natural substances called cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes which help to make other pain and inflammation causing chemicals in the body, called prostaglandins. Afenak Plus Tab has paracetamol which works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain and also reduces a high body temperature by affecting the chemical messengers in an area of the brain that regulates it.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine

  • Hypersensitivity or allergy to Afenak Plus Tab or any of its components
  • Allergy to any other drugs
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney ailments
  • Heart disease
  • Stomach ulcers or bleeding
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Asthma
  • Caution:
  • It is very important to tell your doctor about your complete medical history. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

Afenak Plus Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:

  • Allergic reactions to any of the compounds in Afenak Plus Tab
  • Nausea, vomiting (with or without blood)
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Black stools
  • Loose motions
  • Excess sleepiness
  • Elevated levels of liver enzymes and creatinine
How to Use

How to Use

Afenak Plus Tab can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow it whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take Afenak Plus Tab as soon as you remember but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Afenak Plus Tab should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.

Overdosage

Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking Afenak Plus Tab, contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Problems with coordination
  • Floppy muscles
  • Slow or difficult breathing
  • Coma
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

It is best to take of Afenak Plus Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? Afenak Plus Tab may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.

Liver:

safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? Afenak Plus Tab may be unsafe to use by patients with liver ailments. This medicine may harm the liver and people with liver disease may be at increased risk of developing severe complications. Tell your doctor in order to make sure the medicine is helping you and not causing any harm.

Pregnancy:

safe to use in pregnant women? This medicine may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.

Lactation:

safe to use in breastfeeding women? Afenak Plus Tab may be unsafe and may lead to serious and adverse side effects if you are breastfeeding. This tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Studies have shown that a small amount of the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Whether this medicine may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.

Alcohol:

is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.

Driving:

does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting this medicine, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.

Food:

Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patient’s health. This medicine can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.

Drug Interactions:

Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Do not start Afenak Plus Tab on your own. Please consult your doctor.

Precautions
  • Keep this product out of reach of small children.
  • Keep this product in a cool place, away from heat and moisture.
  • Check the date of expiry of this product and do not use the medicine beyond its date of expiry.
  • Do not accept a damaged product.
  • Store this product at room temperature.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Aceclofenac for:

It is prescribed for fever, pain and arthritis

How does Aceclofenac work:

It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), that blocks the action of a substance in the body (cyclo-oxygenase), which may cause pain and swelling

How should Aceclofenac be used:

To gain the most benefit, take the medicine daily or as prescribed by your doctor. It is usually taken twice a day. Take it with food.

Common side effects of Aceclofenac :

Indigestion, heartburn, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain and flatulence.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.

What precautions should I take when taking Aceclofenac :

Inform your doctor is you suffer from history of peptic ulceration, cerebrovascular bleeding, ulcerative colitis, crohns disease, systemic lupus erythmatosus, porphyria, haematopoietic or coagulation disorders. The dose will be adjusted in people with hepatic, renal or cardiac function impairment.

When do I need to seek medical help

Do not take the drug if you had an allergic reaction to the medication in the past. Stop taking this drug and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; rash; wheezing; itching; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Can I take Aceclofenac with other medicines:

Inform you doctor is you are taking lithium, digoxin, diuretics or ACE inhibitors. Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Aceclofenac :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category N : Not yet classified.

Therapeutic Classification

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Non-Opioid Analgesics & Antipyretics


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of Afenak Plus Tab?

Afenak Plus Tab is a combination of medicines used to relieve fevers, pain and swelling in a variety of conditions like muscle pains, joint pains and postoperative pain in ailments like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and osteoarthritis.

Q2. Can we take Afenak Plus Tab daily?

It is best to use this medicine as directed on the label or exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is recommended not to use this tab in smaller or larger amounts or for a longer duration of time than recommended.

Q3. How many Afenak Plus Tab can be taken in a day?

This medicine is best taken as recommended by the doctor.

Q4. What are the side effects of Afenak Plus Tab?

Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, nausea, vomiting (with or without blood), stomach pain, indigestion, constipation, mouth ulcers, black stools, loose motions, excess sleepiness, elevated levels of liver enzymes and creatinine.

Q5. Does Afenak Plus Tab make you sleepy?

Yes. This tab may make you drowsy.

Q6. When should I take Afenak Plus Tab?

At a fixed time as per your doctor’s recommendations.

Q7. Is Afenak Plus Tab harmful for health?

No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Please follow recommendations of your doctor correctly to avoid complications.

Q8. Can we take Afenak Plus Tab on an empty stomach or should take it with food?

It can be taken with or without food.

Q9. What are the precautions I need to follow while taking the Afenak Plus Tabs?

Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, stomach ulcers or bleeding, high blood pressure, blood clotting disorders should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.

Q10. Can I give Afenak Plus Tab to a child?

Giving medicines to children is complicated. Please consult your doctor before administering any drug to your child.

Q11. How long does the effect of Afenak Plus Tab last?

It usually depends on dose and duration that the medicine has been taken.

Q12. Can I take Afenak Plus Tab during pregnancy?

This medicine may not be safe but please consult your doctor.

Q13. At what time can I take Afenak Plus Tab?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is better to take it at a fixed time.

Q14. Can I take Afenak Plus Tab without a doctor’s prescription?

No. Prescription Required.

Q15. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am taking Afenak Plus Tab?

Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.

Q16. How to store Afenak Plus Tab? Should I refrigerate it?

Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).

Q17. If I have trouble swallowing Afenak Plus Tab, can I mix it in water and drink?

No. Please swallow it whole.

Q18. For how long should I take Afenak Plus Tab?

The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor.

Q19. By when should I start seeing results of Afenak Plus Tab?

It usually takes about an hour. However, the amount of time taken by this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the individual and intended use.

Q20. What are the alternate medicines to the Afenak Plus Tab?

FENODOL PLUS TAB,
HIFENAC P TAB,
ACENAC P TAB

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