FAQs ABOUT TOPFENAC MR
Can higher dose of TOPFENAC MR improve my disease condition?
No. Do not take a higher dose of TOPFENAC MR without consulting your doctor as it may lead to increased risk of unwanted side effects. Only use the dose prescribed to you by your doctor. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. If the prescribed dose does not result in effective pain relief, consult your doctor for advice.
Can TOPFENAC MR cure arthritis?
No. TOPFENAC MR can only be used to relieve pain caused due to arthritis and cannot cure arthritis. Your doctor may prescribe you other medicines along with TOPFENAC MR to help to treat your disease condition.
How long should I need to take TOPFENAC MR?
It is not advisable to take TOPFENAC MR for more than 7 days, especially while taking at higher doses. This is because, [GBNKEYWORD may cause chromosomal changes in the body which might lead to unwanted side effects. Strictly follow the instructions given by your doctor regarding the duration of the therapy.
Can I stop taking TOPFENAC MR once my pain is relieved?
Yes. TOPFENAC MR can be discontinued from use once pain is relieved. However, consult your doctor before doing so, as stopping TOPFENAC MR too early may cause the pain to come back.
Who should take TOPFENAC MR and who should not?
TOPFENAC MR should be used under medical supervision. Do not take TOPFENAC MR if you have asthma or varicella infection. Consult your doctor before taking TOPFENAC MR if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking TOPFENAC MR, inform your doctor if you have any problems in your liver, liver, kidney, heart, or stomach. You much also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, high blood cholesterol or fits.
Can TOPFENAC MR be taken with vitamin B12 supplements?
TOPFENAC MR can be taken together with vitamin supplements as vitamins tends to improve healing of inflammation and reduces pain. However, consult your doctor before taking.
For what conditions TOPFENAC MR is prescribed?
TOPFENAC MR is given for reliving musculoskeletal pain associated with muscle spasms.
Is TOPFENAC MR safe for pregnant women?
TOPFENAC MR is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may cause harm to the unborn baby. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking.
Can I take TOPFENAC MR with antibiotics?
TOPFENAC MR may interact with certain antibiotics (such as ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin or moxifloxacin) and may produce an altered response. Inform your doctor about the medicines which you use currently.
Is TOPFENAC MR a painkiller?
TOPFENAC MR is an anti-inflammatory medicine with pain relieving properties. It helps in reducing pain and swelling while relaxing the muscles. It can be used for reducing pain caused due to muscle contraction or inflammatory bone conditions.
Does TOPFENAC MR make you feel sleepy?
TOPFENAC MR may make you feel sleepy because of its sedative property. Therefore, be caution while you drive or operate any heavy tools or machines. Do not consume alcohol or other medicine that can seduces your brain further such as antidepressants (Ex. citalopram, sertraline). Consult your doctor if you continue to feel sleepy that interferes with your day-to-day activities.
Is TOPFENAC MR addictive?
TOPFENAC MR is not a habit-forming medicine. However, you might feel better that only if you take TOPFENAC MR. This is because, TOPFENAC MR can only reduce pain caused due to inflammatory conditions. It cannot treat the actual cause of the pain. And so, if you stop taking TOPFENAC MR, your pain may reappear once again. To avoid this, take TOPFENAC MR only as advised by the physician for the stipulated duration.
Is TOPFENAC MR a steroid?
No. TOPFENAC MR is not a steroid. It contains aceclofenac which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and thiocolchicoside which is a muscle relaxant. They act by blocking the production of certain chemicals in the body that causes pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms. As a result, it relaxes skeletal muscles and reduces pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders such as muscle spasm, arthritis etc.
Can TOPFENAC MR be used in children?
No. TOPFENAC MR is strictly not recommended for use in children aged below 16 years. Children above this age group must also consult their doctor before taking TOPFENAC MR.