Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S

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Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is used to treat symptoms such as stiff,swollen and painful joints that are commonly seen in patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis,osteoarthritis and similar illnesses.Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is also very effective in decreasing inflammation after a dental procedure.Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S belongs to a group of drugs known as NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) and mainly works by blocking the natural chemical groups that cause inflammation in the human body.

A tablet a day,to be taken orally (by mouth) is the commonly prescribed dosage.Dosage essentially depends on the patient’s response to Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S and any adverse effects felt by the patient while undergoing treatment.Dosage is not to be increased or decreased without the consent of a physician and Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is to be taken for the recommended time period only.

Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S has been known to cause gastrointestinal ulcers and therefore,it is recommended to ingest Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S with food,milk or an antacid to prevent indigestion and other discomforts.Intake of alcohol,smoking of tobacco and other substances is not advisable as they can cause dizziness and also increase the risk of stomach bleeding as well as ulcers.

Side effects such as,skin sensitivity,stomach problems,headaches and dizziness may be commonly felt by patients;these effects tend to be temporary and resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is not recommended to patients suffering from liver,kidney and heart illnesses.During treatment with Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S,the doctor will periodically do lab tests to monitor patient’s potassium and liver enzyme levels as well the patient’s blood pressure levels.

 

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Type

Capsule

Feature

75mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Diclofenac Potassium

Composition

Diclofenac Potassium 75 mg

Brand

Aries Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

Indications

Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Migraine 
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Acute gout 
  • Ankylosing spondylitis 
  • Dental pain 
  • Swelling and pain after minor surgeries
  • Tendinitis 
  • Pain relief after fractures 

How Does Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S Work

Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S works by blocking the production of prostaglandins.Prostaglandins are a hormone that is naturally produced in the body that helps carry out inflammatory responses in the body when needed.By preventing prostaglandins from carrying out its inflammatory functions,Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is able to aid in the reduction of inflammation and swelling experienced by a patient.

How To Use Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S

Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is to be ingested once daily by mouth for a specified time period only.Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is advised to be ingested with food as it may cause an upset stomach.Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S may even be ingested with milk or an antacid to prevent an upset stomach.Alcohol usage as well as cigarette smoking is not advised while undergoing treatment with Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S as it may increase the patient’s risk of stomach ulcers.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet a day is most commonly prescribed to patients aged 18 years and above.Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S can be prescribed twice daily as well if need be in certain cases;the two doses are to be evenly spaced out throughout the day.It is safe to ingest 6-8 tablets a day if need be.

Child Dosage

Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is not recommended to patients under the age of 14 years.

Elderly Dosage 

Patients aged 65 years and older and mostly started off at a lower dosage due to reduced kidney function.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child,especially if taken in the third trimester of pregnancy.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately,the doctor will ask you to stop using Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S and is likely to replace it with a different pregnancy safe drug.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore cause adverse effects in the child thus Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S as treatment,then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Gastrointestinal ulcers or history of gastric ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Severe kidney impairment/failure
  • Severe liver impairment/failure
  • Severe heart impairment/failure 
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Angioedema 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S

  • Elderly patients
  • Pregnant women (especially in their third trimester)
  • Mild to moderate kidney failure/impairment/diseases
  • Mild to moderate liver failure/impairment/diseases
  • Mild to moderate heart failure/impairment/diseases
  • Skin diseases
  • Alcohol intake 
  • Asthma 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S:

  • Diuretics 
  • Lithium 
  • Digoxin 
  • Antihypertensives 
  • Potassium sparing drugs 
  • Anticoagulants 
  • Other NSAIDS
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
  • Quinolone antibioctics 
  • Antidiabetic drugs
  • Methotrexate 
  • Cyclosporine 
  • Phenytoin 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach (constipation,vomiting,diarrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness 
  • Heartburn 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • High blood pressure
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Easy bruising
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Changes in color of urine
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches– In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Heartburn – can be dealt with by chewing on mint flavored gum that’ll help neutralize the acid in the body.Standing up straighter,adding ginger to the daily diet,elevating the patient’s upper body and having licorice supplements has shown to provide relief.

Key Facts About Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S

  • Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is prescribed to ease swelling and pain in the joints
  • Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is not recommended to pregnant or lactating women
  • Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S may cause skin sensitivity,headaches and dizziness
  • Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is not prescribed to patients with gastrointestinal ulcers

FAQs

#1.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep a check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically.It is also advised that patients learn to monitor their own blood pressure levels daily from the comfort of their homes and inform their doctor of any changes seen.

#2.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE ANTACIDS FOR INDIGESTION ALONG WITH Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S?

Yes.Antacids are safe to be ingested by the patient while undergoing treatment with Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S.

#3.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S interacts with oral contraceptives.

#4.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#5.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S?

  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach (constipation,vomiting,diarrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness 
  • Heartburn 

#6.HOW TO STORE Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S?

Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#7.CAN Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects.If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass.However,please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues.It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment,as it may worsen the dizziness.

#8.WHY MUST I PROTECT MY SKIN FROM THE SUN WHILE TAKING Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S?

Treatment with Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S may lead to the skin becoming sensitive to sun damage and it is therefore recommended to patients to wear sunscreen at all times,along with hats and gloves whenever possible to protect themselves from sun damage.

#9.WILL Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#10.HOW IS Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is to be ingested once daily by mouth for a specified time period only.Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is advised to be ingested with food as it may cause an upset stomach.

#11.HOW DOES Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S WORK?

Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S works by blocking the production of prostaglandins.Prostaglandins are a hormone that is naturally produced in the body that helps carry out inflammatory responses in the body when needed.By preventing prostaglandins from carrying out its inflammatory functions,Ariflam 75mg Capsule 4 ‘S is able to aid in the reduction of inflammation and swelling experienced by a patient.