What is alclofenac used for?
How should I take alclofenac?
It should be taken with food. Take w/ or immediately after meals.
How do I store alclofenac?
Alclofenac is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store alclofenac in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of alclofenac that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush alclofenac down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using alclofenac?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of alclofenac or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You have moderate to severe renal impairment. Dose reduction may be needed.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using alclofenac during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking alclofenac.
What side effects can occur from alclofenac?
Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat may occur when using this drug.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with alclofenac?
Alclofenac may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with alclofenac?
Alclofenac may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with alclofenac?
Alclofenac may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using alclofenac.
What is the dose of alclofenac for an adult?
Oral – Pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders: 100 mg bid.
What is the dose of alclofenac for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is alclofenac available?
Alclofenac is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of alclofenac, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: September 18, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019