Hifenac 1.5 % Gel
Hifenac 1.5 % Gel is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to treat pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
This drug works by blocking the effect of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes which make chemical prostaglandins at sites of injury or damage causing pain, swelling and inflammation.
The side effects of this drug include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, flatulence, constipation, dyspepsia, drowsiness, confusion, etc. You should not be taking Hifnac Gel if –
You are allergic to this drug or other anti-inflammatory painkillers.
You ever had a problem with stomach or duodenal bleeding.
You have a heart condition or impaired kidney or liver function.
You are pregnant or breastfeeding woman.
You have high blood pressure or blood clotting problems.
This medication interacts with medicines like lithium, digoxin, corticosteroids, antihypertensives, etc and certain diseases like asthma, gastrointestinal toxicity. It can be taken with food or after food.
Drinking an adequate amount of water minimises chances of indigestion and stomach irritations. The duration and amount of medicine should be followed as per the doctor’s prescription.
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Rheumatologist before using this medicine.
This medication is used to treat:
The side effects of this medication include:
Loss Of Appetite
Are there any missed dose instructions?
Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
A doctor should be contacted immediately if an overdose of Gel is suspected.
This medication belongs to the class of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that helps relieve pain. Prostaglandins are responsible for pain, inflammation, swelling and fever. It inhibits the action of cyclooxygenase in the brain which is involved in the production of prostaglandins.