What is Hifenac (Aceclofenac) used for?
Hifenac (Aceclofenac) is used to treat pain and inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis. This drug contains the active ingredient aceclofenac, which belongs to a group of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, which work by blocking the production in the body of certain chemicals responsible for causing pain and inflammation, which in turn helps to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
How should I use Hifenac (Aceclofenac)?
Hifenac (Aceclofenac) comes in the form of tablets, which are taken orally with plenty of water. They should be taken with food or after eating. Patients are sometimes directed to take this medication twice per day, with one dose taken in the morning and another in the evening. However, the exact dosage may vary and patients are advised to consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Hifenac (Aceclofenac)?
Patients may notice side effects when taking Hifenac (Aceclofenac), such as:
Patients should discuss the risks of all potential side effects with their physician before taking this drug, as other side effects not listed here may also occur.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Hifenac (Aceclofenac). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication is not recommended for use in children.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.