Emflex Acemetacin and/or alternatives
Emflex 60mgManufacturer: Merck Serono UK Source Country : United Kingdom
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Description of Emflex
Acemetacin is the generic name of Emflex, and it belongs to the therapeutic category of NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. You can buy Emflex in the form of oral gelatin capsules. Each capsule contains 60mg of Acemetacin, in addition to other ingredients including lactose, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, sodium dodecylsulphate and talc.
Indications & Dosage of Emflex
Emflex is used for treating lower back pain, reducing inflammation and pain after a surgical procedure or for reducing inflammation and pain due to conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The medicine blocks the actions of cyclo-oxygenase, a substance in human body which is necessary for the production of prostaglandins. These are chemicals that respond to an injury or disease, leading to pain, inflammation and swelling. By blocking the production of prostaglandins, the medicine helps reduce pain and inflammation due to certain conditions.
The treatment starts with Emflex 120mg per day, divided into 2 doses. Depending on your medical condition and response to the drug, it can be increased to Emflex 180mg per day.
Your doctor will advise you to take Emflex capsules with food, antacids or milk in order to reduce gastrointestinal disturbances.
Side Effects & Interactions of Emflex
Some of the side effects associated with Emflex include:
- Diarrhea, indigestion, constipation, vomiting, abdominal pain or nausea
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty sleeping
- Spinning sensation or vertigo
- Bleeding or ulcers in the intestines or stomach
- Ringing in the ears, tinnitus
- Flushing of skin due to widened small blood vessels, a condition known as erythema
- Hair loss or alopecia
- Loss of appetite
- Fluid retention, resulting in edema
- Depression, confusion
- Liver, kidney or blood disorder
- Chest pain
Some of these are common side effects of Emflex, while others may be signs of a serious underlying condition. Therefore, it would be better to inform your doctor at once if you develop any of these symptoms or if any of these worsen or persist.
Some patients may have an allergic reaction to Emflex. Symptoms of such a condition include hives, facial swelling, difficulty breathing or severe dizziness. Stop taking the drug at once if you develop any of these symptoms.
Risks of bleeding in the gut increase if you take Emflex with anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin), anti-platelet medicines (e.g. clopidogrel or dipyridamole), SSRIs (e.g. fluoxetine and citalopram), erlotinib, dabigatran or venlafaxine. You may suffer from kidney trouble if you take Emflex with ACE inhibitors (e.g. enalapril), diuretics (e.g. furosemide), angiotensin II receptor antagonists (e.g. losartan), cyclosporine or tacrolimus. Also do not buy Emflex with beta blockers, corticosteroids or other NSAIDs, as they may increase your risks of developing serious side effects of the drug.
Warnings & Precautions of Emflex
Emflex is not meant to be used by patients who have an allergy to any of the ingredients of the drug, or those who have a severe liver, heart or kidney disease, nasal polyps or active peptic ulcer. Pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children should also not use Emflex, as serious complications may surface.