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Equidol Forte Tablet

Manufactured byAKUMENTIS HEALTHCARE LTD
ContainsAceclofenac (100 mg) + Trypsin (48 mg) + Bromelain (90 mg) + Rutoside (100 mg)
Description
Equidol Forte Tablet is a combination of pain reliever and proteolytic enzymes that are used in reducing pain and swelling associated with various musculoskeletal disorders. It provides effective relief from pain and swelling due to ankylosing spondylitis and arthritis namely, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used to provide relief from headaches, toothaches, backaches, menstrual pain, sprains, and strains. You may experience certain side effects such as nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach upset, loss of appetite, and diarrhoea. Do not use Equidol Forte Tablet if you are previously allergic to it. Use it cautiously in individuals with liver and kidney problems. Take Equidol Forte Tablet with or without food and drink adequate water. For the ease of remembering, take it at around the same time every day. Equidol Forte Tablet relieves pain and swelling due to arthritic conditions but does not cure it.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Equidol Forte Tablet

  • Stomach discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Increased blood pressure

Uses of Equidol Forte Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Pain and inflammation
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Equidol Forte Tablet provides relief from pain and swelling within 1 to 2 hours of administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of action for Equidol Forte Tablet is 6 to 8 hours. You may have to take your next dose if your pain continues.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while treatment with Equidol Forte Tablet due to the risk of stomach bleeding.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Equidol Forte Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Equidol Forte Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the risk of harmful effects on your baby. But in some cases, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Equidol Forte Tablet is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. An alternate medicine may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. If required, it should only be used upon your doctor's recommendation.

Allergy

Avoid taking Equidol Forte Tablet if you are previously allergic to it. Allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of serious allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which your airways get narrow and swell and may produce extra mucus. Equidol Forte Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with known conditions such as NSAID-induced asthma, rhinitis, urticaria, etc. due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Bleeding disorder

Equidol Forte Tablet may prolong the blood clotting time and therefore increase the risk of bleeding. Hence avoid using it due to worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Equidol Forte Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the risk of harmful effects on your baby. But in some cases, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Equidol Forte Tablet is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. An alternate medicine may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. If required, it should only be used upon your doctor's recommendation.
General warnings

Heart surgery

Equidol Forte Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with a history of recent heart surgery due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Kidney/Liver disease

Caution is advised while using Equidol Forte Tablet in patients with liver/kidney disease due to an increase in the risk of kidney toxicity and metabolic disorders.

Driving or operating machinery

Equidol Forte Tablet may rarely cause dizziness, blurred vision, or drowsiness and hence do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.

Use in children

Equidol Forte Tablet is not recommended in children below 18 years of age unless directed by a doctor.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip the scheduled dose of Equidol Forte Tablet. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose with Equidol Forte Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while treatment with Equidol Forte Tablet due to the risk of stomach bleeding.
Interaction with Medicine

Lithium

Digoxin

Corticosteroids

Antihypertensives

Disease interactions

Asthma

Patients with asthma may experience allergic reactions while taking Equidol Forte Tablet. Hence it is not recommended for use in patients with asthma, especially those who had experienced allergic reactions with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines.

Gastro-Intestinal toxicity

Long term use of Equidol Forte Tablet can cause damage to the stomach and intestine. Serious conditions like bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestinal wall can occur.

Kidney disease

Prolonged use of high doses of Equidol Forte Tablet may cause kidney problems, such as painful urination and protein or blood in the urine. Hence this medicine should be used cautiously in kidney impaired patients. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Equidol Forte Tablet with or without food. Drink plenty of water. Never take more than the prescribed dose of this medicine. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Trypsin and Bromelain are proteolytic enzymes that help in the breakdown of proteins involved in swelling and pain. Rutoside is an antioxidant that protects the body from damage by chemicals causing swelling. Aceclofenac stops the release of a chemical called prostaglandins, that increase pain and swelling. Thus, this medicine provides relief from your aches and makes you feel better.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Miscellaneous analgesics

Schedule

Schedule H

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