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There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
There is positive evidence of risk to a breastfed infant or to breastmilk production, but the benefits of use in breastfeeding mothers may be acceptable despite the risk to the infant (e.g. if the drug is needed in a life-threatening situation or for a serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective).
Typical usage: Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis.
Side Effects: Diarrhoea, nausea, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, dizziness, rashes
Drug Interaction: May increase plasma concentrations of lithium and digoxin. Increased nephrotoxicity when used with diuretics or ciclosporin. Monitor serum potassium when used with potassium-sparing diuretics and ACE inhibitors. May enhance activity of anticoagulants
Mechanism Of Action: Aceclofenac, a phenylacetic acid derivative, has antiinflammatory and analgesic properties. It is a potent inhibitor of cyclo-oxygenase which is involved in the production of prostaglandins.
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.
Studies in breastfeeding mothers have demonstrated that there is significant and documented risk to the infant based on human experience, or it is a medication that has a high risk of causing significant damage to an infant. The risk of using the drug in breastfeeding women clearly outweighs any possible benefit from breastfeeding. The drug is contraindicated in women who are breastfeeding an infant.
Typical usage: Muscle spasms.
Side Effects: Nausea, stomach upset, skin rash, acute toxicity.
Drug Interaction: Drug interactions associated with Acepol T are similar to those observed with other NSAIDs. Aceclofenac may increase plasma concentrations of lithium, digoxin and methotrexate, increase the activity of anticoagulants, inhibit the activity of diuretics, enhance cyclosporin nephrotoxicity and precipitate convulsions when co-administered with quinolone antibiotics. When concomitant administration with potassium sparing diuretics is employed, serum potassium should be monitored. Furthermore, hypo or hyperglycaemia may result from the concomitant administration of aceclofenac and antidiabetic drugs, although this is rare. The co-administration of aceclofenac with other NSAIDs or corticosteroids may result in increased frequency of side effects. Caution should be exercised if NSAIDs and methotrexate are administered within 2-4 hours of each other, since NSAIDs may increase methotrexate plasma levels, resulting in increased toxicity. Potential hepatotoxicity of Paracetamol may be increased by large doses or long-term administration of barbiturates, carbamazepine, hydantoins, isoniazid, rifampin and sulfinpyrazone.
Mechanism Of Action: This medication is a muscle relaxant, for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.