Aceclofenac, Paracetamol, and Chlorzoxazone Tablets come under the brand name “ACYTON-MR” and is a combination drug that belongs to NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or pain killers primarily used for pain relief and muscle relaxation. Muscle pain (myalgia) is widespread and generally refers to uncomfortable sensations in the muscles which can be due to illness, injury, or excessive exercise. It can be continuous or can also occur at intervals.
Aceclofenac, Paracetamol, and Chlorzoxazone Tablets contain three medicines, namely: Aceclofenac (pain killer), Paracetamol (fever reducer/mild pain reliever) and Chlorzoxazone (muscle relaxant). Aceclofenac and Paracetamol together work by blocking the effect of a natural chemical messenger called cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes that make another chemical (prostaglandins). These prostaglandins are produced at sites of damage or injury and cause inflammation and pain. On the other hand, Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant that works by centrally acting on the spinal cord by depressing reflexes, thereby relieving pain and stiffness caused due to muscle strains and sprains.
- It together works by blocking the effect of a natural chemical messenger called cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes that make another chemical (prostaglandins). These prostaglandins are produced at sites of damage or injury and cause inflammation and pain.
- Chlorzoxazone is a muscle relaxant that works by centrally acting on the spinal cord by depressing reflexes, thereby relieving pain and stiffness caused due to muscle strains and sprains.
Directions For Use
- Take Aceclofenac, Paracetamol, and Chlorzoxazone Tablets as advised by your doctor.
- Take it with a meal to avoid the upset of stomach.
- Swallow it as a whole.
- Do not chew or crush it.
- Keep it away from sunlight.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Store in a cool and dry place.
- Take it with caution as it may interact with sleeping pills (alprazolam, escitalopram, zolpidem), pain killers (tramadol, oxycodone, hydrocodone), antiepileptics or medicines for fits (gabapentin, topiramate, pregabalin), etc.
- Taking Aceclofenac, Paracetamol, and Chlorzoxazone Tablets with alcohol can cause liver problems, so should not be taken until prescribed if you are taking alcohol.
- This medicine is not recommended for children below the age of 10 years.
- Stomach pain
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I stop taking this tablet on my own?
No, do not suddenly stop taking it. If you want to stop taking this medicine, consult your doctor and he might gradually reduce the dose to avoid an unwanted increase in pain or inflammation.
Does this tablet cause nausea?
Yes, it is known to cause nausea or vomiting. In order to avoid the same, you should take this medicine with milk or food. In case you are still experiencing excessive nausea while consuming this tablet, speak with your doctor right away.
Does it cure Rheumatoid arthritis?
No, this composition does not cure Rheumatoid arthritis, but instead, helps in reducing the pain and inflammation caused by it as it is an analgesic for a short time.
Can this tablet be taken with alcohol?
Taking this medicine with alcohol can damage your liver if taken in excess quantity and also lead to excessive drowsiness. However, your alcohol amount should not exceed more than 14 units of alcohol per week.
Is it safe for kidneys?
Patients with mild to moderate renal impairment should be kept under surveillance. The lowest effective dose should be used and renal function monitored regularly. Effects on renal function are usually reversible on withdrawal of this medicine.
Is this tablet helpful in relieving stomach pain?
No, it is not recommended for stomach pain. This medication can increase the secretion of stomach acid and can cause stomach ulcers and bleeding. So, if you have any gastrointestinal ulcer or bleeding problem or liver issue, speak to your doctor before using it.