BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet 10's


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Aceclofenac+Thiocolchicoside
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Drug Information for BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet 10's

What is BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet used for?

BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet is used in the treatment of following conditions:

  • Pain in rheumatoid arthritis (autoimmune disease causing inflammation of joints), osteoarthritis (arthritis of joints), ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis of spine);
  • Post-operative pain, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica;
  • Painful spasm associated with low back pain, degenerative vertebral disorders, torticollis (crick in the neck), trauma, neurological disorders.

BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How does BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet work?

  • Aceclofenac is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug), analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (reduces fever) medicine.
    • Aceclofenac inhibits an enzyme cyclo-oxygenase, which is responsible of production of prostaglandins in our body. (prostaglandins are natural chemicals in our body which promote inflammation).
    • Aceclofenac increases glycosaminoglycans (GAG) synthesis which helps in repair and regeneration of articular cartilage.
  • Thiocolchicoside is a semi-synthetic derivative of colchicoside (naturally occurring compound), with muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain reliever) properties.
    • Thiocolchicoside acts as a competitive GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) type A receptor antagonist and inhibits glycine and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors to cause muscles relaxation and reduction of pain.

How to take BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet?

  • The dosage of oral tablet and capsule of BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet depends on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
  • You are advised to take the tablet with or after food.
  • Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water.
  • Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor.
  • If you miss a dose of BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

If you have taken an overdose of BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet, please contact your doctor immediately.

Symptoms of overdose of BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Pain abdomen
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Somnolence (sleepiness)
  • Pancreatitis (abdominal pain radiating to the back, abdominal pain exaggerated by eating, fever, rapid pulse, nausea, vomiting, pain in pancreas region)
  • Hepatic failure (jaundice, malaise, nausea, vomiting, confusion, abdominal swelling, sleepiness)
  • Acute renal failure (swelling in legs, ankle and feet, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, confusion, disorientation, coma)

What are the drugs that interact with BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet:

  • Analgesics
  • Anticoagulants
  • Aspirin
  • Cyclosporin
  • Digoxin
  • Diuretics
  • Lithium
  • Methotrexate
  • Quinolones
  • Rifampin, Isoniazid
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet?

Most common side effects of BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet are:

  • Nausea
  • Dyspepsia (pain or uncomfortable feeling in stomach)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin rash
  • Urticaria (hives)
  • Enuresis (involuntary urination)

Please stop your tablets and contact your physician immediately if you have

  • hypersensitivity reaction (breathing difficulty, bronchospasm, skin rashes, swelling of the face, tongue, larynx);
  • increased blood pressure readings;
  • chest pain;
  • swelling of legs, ankle and feet.

This is not a comprehensive list of side effects. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet.
  • You are advised to regularly monitor your renal function tests, liver function test and blood tests, if you are on a long-term treatment of BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet.

You are advised not to take BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet?

Tell your doctor if

  • you are allergic to BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet or to any ingredients of this medicine.
  • you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • you have heart failure, hypertension, liver disease, kidney disease.
  • you are a chronic alcoholic.
  • you are a known case of G6PD deficiency.
  • you have peptic ulcer.
  • you have history of gastro-intestinal ulceration, bleeding or perforation.
  • you have ulcerative colitis or crohn’s disease.
  • you have bleeding diathesis.
  • you have acute rhinitis.
  • you have asthma.
  • you are planning a surgery or any procedure.
  • you are pregnant or trying to conceive or are breastfeeding.

What should you do when you have taken an overdose of BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet?

If you have taken an overdose of BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet, please contact your doctor immediately.

Symptoms of overdose of BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Pain abdomen
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Somnolence (sleepiness)
  • Pancreatitis (abdominal pain radiating to the back, abdominal pain exaggerated by eating, fever, rapid pulse, nausea, vomiting, pain in pancreas region)
  • Hepatic failure (jaundice, malaise, nausea, vomiting, confusion, abdominal swelling, sleepiness)
  • Acute renal failure (swelling in legs, ankle and feet, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, confusion, disorientation, coma)

Frequently Asked questions about BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet

  1. How should BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet be stored?
  2. BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet should be stored at 30°C a cool, dry place. Keep the medicine away from sunlight and do not freeze the medicine. Keep the medicine out of reach from children.

  3. Can I drive while taking BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet?

  4. BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet causes drowsiness and dizziness in some individuals. Avoid driving if you are taking BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet.

  5. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet?
  6. There are no dietary restrictions if you are taking BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet.

  7. Is BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet addictive?
  8. No, BAKFLEX A 8mg Tablet is not addictive. But, do not take it without consulting your doctor.

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