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Altraday - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Altraday: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Altraday?

Altraday is a fixed drug combination (FDC) of sustained-release aceclofenac (200 mg) and enteric-coated rabeprazole (20 mg) used to relieve pain and inflammation. Altraday is marketed by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited and is available as a capsule formulation. Aceclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that acts by inhibition of the cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme and rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that acts to reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach.

What are the uses of Altraday?

Altraday is a medicine that is used to relieve pain, swelling, and inflammation in joints and muscles. It has also been indicated for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Aceclofenac is associated with increased acid production and damage to the inner lining of the gastrointestinal tract. The rabeprazole component in the Altraday helps to relieve acidity caused by aceclofenac by reducing the secretion of the acid. It is widely used for the treatment of backache, toothache, ear pain, etc.

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What are the side effects of Altraday?

Common side effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rash
  • Headache

Uncommon side effects

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Dizziness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hypersensitivity

Most of the adverse effects associated with the use of Altraday are mild and resolve on their own as your body gets adapted to the drug and does not require any medical attention. However, if you experience any serious adverse reaction, you should consult your doctor.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Altraday

1. Is Altraday a painkiller?

Altraday is a painkiller drug that contains aceclofenac- an NSAID class of drugs that reduces pain, inflammation, and swelling in joints and muscles. It also contains rabeprazole- a PPI drug that helps reduce the acid produced by aceclofenac thus preventing heartburn and ulcer formation. Consult our medical experts for opinions on the use of Altraday.

2. How long can I use the Altraday capsule one per day?

Altraday is a prescription medication and it should be taken at the dose and frequency prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor might continue Altraday until resolution of symptoms or until desired results are achieved. You should not discontinue Altraday without your doctor’s advice even if you observe improvement in symptoms. For more information on the use of Altraday, consult our team of medical experts.

3. Is Altraday a substitute for Signoflam tablet?

Signoflam is also a painkiller medicine that contains aceclofenac (100 mg), paracetamol (325 mg), and serratiopeptidase (15 mg). Altraday on the other hand contains aceclofenac (200 mg) and rabeprazole (20 mg). Your doctor might use Altraday as a substitute to Signoflam depending upon the type of pain and tissues affected. We recommend you consult our experts for the best medical opinions on the use of Altraday or other alternatives.

4. Is it safe to use Altraday one during nighttime?

Altraday is usually safe at the dose and frequency prescribed by your doctor, depending on the severity of pain and area affected. It can be taken once daily, during the night time if prescribed so by your doctor. You should not self-medicate, as an overdose could cause severe side effects. Consult our experts for the best medical opinions on the use of Altraday.

5. Does Altraday make you sleepy?

Altraday is a painkiller medication that has the potential to cause drowsiness and sloppiness. It should be taken at the dose prescribed by your doctor. Using Altraday with other sleep-inducing drugs can cause severe sleepiness. If you experience excessive sleepiness, you should inform your doctor. You can consult our doctors for expert opinions on the use of Altraday and the management of adverse reactions.

6. How does Altraday Capsule 10's work?

The Altraday capsule contains sustained-release aceclofenac and rabeprazole. Aceclofenac is an NSAID class of drug that reduces pain, inflammation, and swelling in joints and muscles. The sustained-release formulation further helps to enhance the painkiller activity for a longer duration due to the sustained release of the drug from the capsule. Rabeprazole is a PPI that helps reduce the acid produced by aceclofenac, thus preventing heartburn and ulcer formation.

7. Is Altraday Capsule 10's safe for asthma patients?

Altraday capsule has the potential to aggravate symptoms of asthma which could precipitate an asthma attack. It could cause wheezing or bronchospasm due to the release of certain chemicals in your body. You should inform your doctor if you have asthma or associated respiratory troubles. In case your experience worsening asthma, immediately consult your doctor. Consult our expert doctors for medical opinions on the use of Altraday in various health conditions.

8. Can I take Altraday Capsule 10's with warfarin?

Altraday, like other NSAIDs has the potential to interact with warfarin. It could lead to increased prothrombin time and increased international normalized ratio (INR), affecting your bleeding time. You should inform your doctor if you are taking warfarin or any other anticoagulant drug. Further, consult our doctors for the best medical opinions on the co-administration of Altraday with other medications.

9. I have a heart problem. Can I take Altraday Capsule 10's?

Altraday is contraindicated in patients with various heart problems such as ischemic heart disease. Cardiovascular diseases, congestive heart failure, peripheral artery disease, etc. You should inform your doctor about your heart problem proactively to avoid any untoward effect on your health. Further, consult our specialist doctors for expert opinions on the use of Altraday in various heart disorders.

10. Can I take Altraday Capsule 10's for longer durations?

Altraday capsules can be taken for a longer duration if prescribed by your doctor for any chronic condition. It is a safe and effective medicine; however, you should look for any serious side effects and immediately inform your doctor if you experience any. We recommend you reach out to our team of specialist doctors for expert advice on the use of Altraday.

11. Does Altraday Capsule 10's affect fertility?

Altraday, like other NSAIDs, has the potential to affect fertility. In females, it can inhibit ovulation, and in males, it could affect semen quality. It is usually not prescribed in pregnant women as it can affect various hormones in pregnant women. You should inform your doctor if you are planning a baby or experience any conception-related issues. Further, we recommend you consult our medical doctors for expert opinion on the safe use of Altraday.

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