Zerodol , is it safe? uses, side effects, dosage

What is Zerodol?

Zerodol is a branded medicine, which is an oral NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) tablet. This medicine also has analgesic, anti-arthritic & anti-inflammatory effects and is manufactured by Ipca Laboratories Ltd. It is available in the packaging of 10 tablets per strip.

  1. What is the generic name(s)?
  2. How does it work ?
  3. What are it’s uses ?
  4. How effective is this medicine ?
  5. What are the Side Effects ?
  6. What is the Dosage ?
  7. What are the precautions I need to take ?
  8. Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?
  9. Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
  10. Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?
  11. Is Zerodol available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  12. Frequently asked questions
  13. Reference

 

Zerodol - uses, side effects, dosage

Zerodol – uses, side effects, dosage


What is the generic name (s)?

The generic name for Zerodol is Aceclofenac , which belongs to the NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) family of medicines. It is present in the strength of 100 mg per tablet.

How does it work ?

Zerodol works by hindering the action of COX or cyclo-oxygenase enzymes which enhance the synthesis of prostaglandins in the body at the location of damage or injury.These prostaglandins are responsible for the swelling, inflammation and pain caused. Hence, the reduced quantity of prostaglandins result into relief from swelling, inflammation and pain.

What are it’s uses ?

Zerodol is mainly helpful in the management of the below mentioned medical conditions:

  • Cervical pain
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affect the spine)
  • Pain caused during different types of fevers
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (swelling  of the small joints of hands and feet)
  • Post-operative trauma
  • Osteoarthritis (swelling of joints)

Its main action is to provide relief from the swelling, inflammation & pain arising from any of the above mentioned medical conditions.

How effective is this medicine ?

It is a very effective medicine in the management of all the conditions mentioned above. Patient must follow doctor’s instruction on the time of administering, dosage and duration of the use of this medicine.

What are the Side Effects ?

Some commonly reported side-effects of Zerodol are being listed below:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Elevation of circulating levels of hepatic enzymes
  • Rash
  • Gastritis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vertigo
  • Flatulence
  • Ulcerative stomatitis
  • Pruritis
  • Dyspepsia

What is the Dosage ?

The dosage for Zerodol generally  recommended for adults is 1 tablet of 100 mg , taken two times per day.In some cases the dosage starts with one tablet per day also.Please consult with your doctor for the correct dosage and duration of the use of this medicine as per the patient’s age and other medical conditions while managing for the particular problem.

 

What are the precautions I need to take ?

Before using Zerodol , one should take precautions for all the below mentioned medical conditions:

  • Tendency of bleeding
  • GI disease
  • Disorders of blood
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • haematological abnormalities
  • history of bronchial asthma
  • history of heart failure
  • hypertension
  • mild renal impairment
  • mild hepatic impairment
  • alcohol dependent patients
  • mild cardiac impairment
  • Elders
  • Children
  • Pregnant women
  • Breast feeding women

This medicine may impair ability to drive or operate machinery, so avoid doing tasks which require your focused attention.

Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?

No, it is not safe to take this medicine if you are pregnant or are planning to be pregnant. Please share the actual status of your pregnancy with your doctor if being prescribed with this medicine.Otherwise it can be dangerous for the to be born baby.

Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?

No, it is not safe to take this medicine if you are breastfeeding or are planning for breast feeding. Please  consult with your doctor thoroughly if being prescribed for this medicine, as while breastfeeding this can get mixed with the blood and get transferred to the baby/child. This can result into bad or harmful effects.

Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?

Yes, this medicine can indeed be given to children but under strict medical supervision.Please consult with a doctor regarding the dosage and duration of use of this medicine, as these factors vary a lot from case to case and also from one person to another.

But, this medicine is strictly not to be given to infants. This medicine can not only be harmful but also dangerous for them. Please consult your doctor to understand more about the use of this medicine.


Is Zerodol available as an over the counter (OTC) product?

No, Zerodol is not available as an over the counter or an otc product. It is a prescription medicine, which is to be prescribed by a qualified doctor only.Please consult with the doctor regarding correct dosage, timing and duration of use of this medicine.Please do not self-medicate yourself with this medicine.

Frequently asked questions

How long should I take this medicine?

For duration of taking this medicine it is better to get it prescribed from your doctor , as it varies from case to case.But if there is no betterment even after three menstrual cycles, inform your doctor.

Can alcohol be consumed when prescribed with this medicine?

No, alcohol should be avoided by all means when prescribed with this medicine.

What if i happen to miss a dose?

You can take it if the time is not close for the next dose. Don’t take double dose in any case. Its always better to consult your doctor in such cases in order to avoid any bad or harmful effects.

 How to store this medicine?

This medicine has to be stored in a cool and dry place at room temperature ( below 25 degree Celsius), away from the reach of children. It is advised to use an air-tight container for the storage of this medicine. Also, discard the medicine post its expiry date.

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