Hifenac is used in fever, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, dental pain, osteoarthritis, post operative pain, pain during menstruation, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.
How it Works
Hifenac is known as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Hifenac works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain, inflammation, redness and swelling.Hifenac works by blocking the effect of natural substances called cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes. These enzymes help to make other chemicals in the body, called prostaglandins. Some prostaglandins are produced at sites of injury or damage, and cause pain and inflammation. By blocking the effect of COX enzymes using Hifenac, fewer prostaglandins are produced, which means pain and inflammation are eased.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Hifenac may suffer from such side effects;
Dyspepsia and flatulence,
Soreness affecting the abdomen,
An increase in the amount of liver enzymes in the blood
Before using Hifenac, inform your doctor about your current list of medications that you are taking, any allergies you may have, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions such as if you are pregnant or if you have an upcoming surgery. Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of Hifenac. Take this product as directed by your doctor, which will be adviced based on evaluation on your current health conditions. Hifenac can increase the risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke,therefore extra caution has to be taken with this medication. Hifenac can also cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a extended amount of time. It is advisable to take aceclofenac with food or milk to avoid experiencing an upset stomach.
Should I consume Hifenac on an empty stomach, before food or after food?
-Hifenac is normally consumed after food. However, we would advice you to follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine.
Is Hifenac safe to consume or apply when pregnant or breastfeeding?
Can Hifenac be used for pain relieve?
-Yes, Hifenac is most commonly used for pain relieve as it is a pain reliever.