Acemed 100mg Aceclofenac by Quest: Complete Review

Acemed 100mg is an aceclofenac. It belongs to the Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) family. Acemed is a product of Quest Pharmaceuticals. And, Quest is one of the most successful pharmaceutical companies in Nepal. Besides, this brand is also present with the same composition in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Acemed 100mg by Quest Pharmaceuticals

Introduction

 All aceclofenacs, including Acemed are painkillers.  It alleviates pain and symptoms occurring in a variety of conditions. These will be listed below 

It should be taken as per your doctor’s prescription. Normally, the dose is twice daily, usually after food. Consuming this drug at other times may lead to stomach upset. 

Indications of Acemed 100mg

Acemed provides pain relief in almost all painful conditions. Some of these are: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and bursitis. Additionally, it also has uses in ankylosing spondylitis, post-operatively and after fractures and soft tissue injuries. This medicine has its regular uses also in toothache, dysmenorrhoea, renal colic. In traumatic conditions, this drug also reduces swelling.  

However, in very severe conditions, you may have to switch to parenteral form or steroids. 

Common side effects of Acemed  

These are epigastric pain, nausea, dizziness, headache and indigestion. Besides, constipation, skin rash and occasional loss of appetite may also be the complaints of patients.

Consult your doctor if you have these effects in intolerable amount 

How Acemed 100mg tablet works? 

Being an NSAID, this drug works by inhibiting cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, both COX-1 and COX-2. However, it is moderately COX-2 selective. This leads to decrease in synthesis of prostaglandins, responsible for pain, swelling and fever. 

Safety concerns of Acemed

Do not take this brand of aceclofenac with alcohol. It may produce adverse reactions. Further, it may also precipitate heartburn that aggravates your condition 

Pregnancy: Only animal studies are present in literature showing its side effects in pregnancy. We recommend you consult with your doctor before suing Acemed 100mg  in pregnancy.

Breastfeeding: Safety of Acemed in breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your physician before use. 

Driving: Be cautious when you use this drug while driving. This may precipitate weakness after immediate intake. 

Kidney: If you have severe kidney disease, don’t take this drug. However, if you have mild kidney disease, your physician may modify the dose. 

Liver disease: In severe liver disease do not use Acemed. Please consult your doctor about the dose modification in cases where liver functions are mildly deranged. 

What if you forget to take Acemed 100mg Tablets? 

Take it as soon as possible if you forget at any instance. If you forget one day or two, take it the next time and continue taking it. We do not recommend doubling or tripling the dose in this context.

Superiority over other groups of NSAIDs 

The mechanism by which all NSAIDs work is similar. Considering potency there are several articles which you may want to read in specific medical literatures.

Acemed 100mg by Quest

FAQs about Acemed 100mg

What is the use of Acemed 100mg ?
It is a brand name of aceclofenac, which belongs to the class of NSAIDs. Acemed works by decreasing the production of prostaglandins, the pain mediator. And, you can use this drug in all types of musculoskeletal, arthritic and traumatic pain.

What is the best time to take Acemed 100mg tablets?
The best time is after your main meals. Take it within 10 minutes of intake of food. Do not consume in empty stomach as it may lead to increased gastric acid production. This may lead to symptoms of heartburn and GERD. 

How long does it take for Acemed to work?
Action starts within 15 minutes to half hour. This drug, after onset of action, will relieve your symptoms partially for 4-6 hours. However, to get complete relief from your symptoms, take this drug as per your prescription. 

Is Acemed safe?
Yes, it is safe in most of the conditions. But dose adjustments are needed in liver and kidney diseases. Don’t use in pregnancy and lactation 

Can I take this drug if I am fasting? 

Yes, you can take Acemed, if you are fasting or even intermittent fasting.

Can I stop taking Acemed 100mg if I feel better?

You can stop this drug after the prescription is over. Stoping it abruptly after few doses, may lead to recurrence of pain. However, you should not consume this drug beyond 15 days. Strictly! consult your physician if you have to do so.  

What if I overdose with Acemed 100mg ?

Contact your health personnel immediately in this regard. Though there are no such systemic toxicity and antidotes for this drug, we request you be vigilant. 

Does this drug cause weight gain?

There are only a few reports that may cause weight gain while intaking this drug. So, consult your doctor for any weight gain concerns 

Can I take this drug with alcohol?

Alcohol doesn’t interfere in the mechanism of action of this drug. But it may increase acid production as a side effect. To prevent further worsening of your stomach, don’t take alcohol with this drug. We strictly prohibit use of alcohol with this drug.

Can I take antacids with Acemed?

You can take antacids with this drug. But please take them at least two hours prior or after. 

Can I take PPIs with this drug? 

In most of the cases, your doctor will prescribe PPIs with this drug. You need to take PPIs one hour before meal and continue empty stomach for at least one hour before taking any food. 

What are the potential side effects of Acemed 100mg. ?

These are epigastric pain, nausea, headache, dizziness amongst many. To prevent long term effects, this drug should not be used for more than 2 weeks in normal conditions. 

Is Acemed 100mg injection available? 

At this moment, no preparations of aceclofenac are available in intravenous or intramuscular injection form in Nepal. 

Can I take Acemed in COVID-19 infection ?

Yes, you can take this drug you have COVID infection. It helps in relieving all kinds of myalgia and other pains, which are some symptoms of the infection.

Quick tips

  • Take this medicine after meals. 
  • You can well tolerate this medicine. But, you must take in time and avoid certain things. 
  • Avoid beverages, alcohol and smoking while taking Acemed 100mg for best results.  
  • Consult your doctor if you don’t see any effect for 2 weeks. 
  • Don’t stop taking this medicine before consulting your doctor. 
  • Call your doctor immediately if you develop severe pain abdomen, edema, decreased urination, severe vomiting and rashes
  • Check for liver and renal function tests, if you need to take this drug for long time 

Summary

  • Chemical Class: Dichlorobenzene
  • Manufacturer: Quest Pharmaceuticals
  • Available in combination: N/A
  • Addiction: None   
  • Bioavailability: 70%
  • Metabolism: Liver 
  • Excretion: Faeces, Urine 
  • Therapeutic class: NSAIDs
  • Price: Four Rupees for tablet 
  • License Number: 
  • Drug Type: Category B 
  • Availability: In all pharmacies, Online pharmacies in Nepal
  • Prescription Required? : No.

Alternatives

  1. Flemac 100mg by Panas
  2. Acfen 100mg by Nova Genetica

Disclaimer about Acemed 100mg

Though medical professionals have written content on this website, you must take these for informational purposes only. We request to consult your physician before using any drug and supplements mentioned in this portal.

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