Equiflex (100/8 mg) Tablet

Manufactured byPfizer Ltd.
ContainsAceclofenac (100 mg) + Thiocolchicoside (8 mg)
Description

Equiflex (100/8 mg) Tablet is a combination medicine used for the treatment of pain, swelling, and inflammation associated with muscle spasms as well as medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, etc. in adults.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Equiflex (100/8 mg) Tablet

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Equiflex (100/8 mg) Tablet

  • Itching and skin rash
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Fainting and drowsiness
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes
  • Photosensitivity
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation

Uses of Equiflex (100/8 mg) Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute inflammation associated with muscle spasm
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, etc.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the increased risk of fetal harm. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects in the nursing infant. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to aceclofenac, any other NSAIDs, thiocolchicoside, or any other inactive ingredient present along with these medicines.

Bleeding disorder

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with bleeding disorders due to the increased risk of excessive bleeding.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the increased risk of fetal harm. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects in the nursing infant. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on the clinical condition.
General warnings

Other medicines

Report the use of all your current medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor to avoid the chances of a possible interaction with this medicine.

Drowsiness

Use of this medicine may cause drowsiness. Hence, it is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery during treatment with this medicine.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children and adolescents.

Use in women of childbearing potential

Women of childbearing potential should adopt appropriate means of contraception to avoid pregnancies during treatment with this medicine.

Impairment of fertility

Use of this medicine may cause impairment of fertility in men. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Missed Dose

If a dose of this medicine is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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 during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, etc.
Interaction with Medicine

Lithium

Digoxin

Corticosteroids

Antihypertensives

Disease interactions

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of NSAID-sensitive asthma. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be done under your doctor's supervision.

Gastro-Intestinal toxicity

This medicine may cause damage to the stomach, intestines, liver, etc., especially on prolonged use. Report any symptoms such as chronic indigestion, blood in stool or vomit, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Report any incidences of nausea, fever, rashes, dark-colored urine, etc. to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Aceclofenac works by reducing the formation of certain substances in the body that cause pain and swelling. Thiocolchicoside works by interacting with certain specific receptors in the central nervous system to prevent muscle contractions and relieve muscle spasms. The combination is thus effective in relieving pain, swelling, and inflammation associated with muscle spasms.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, Muscle relaxants

Schedule

Schedule H

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