What should I avoid while taking Modifenac?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Avoid taking aspirin or other NSAIDs while you are taking this medicine.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any cold, allergy, or pain medication. Many medicines available over the counter contain aspirin or other medicines similar to Modifenac. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of this type of medication. Check the label to see if a medicine contains aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen.
Heart Failure And Edema
The Coxib and traditional NSAID Trialists’ Collaboration meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials demonstrated an approximately two-fold increase in hospitalization for heart failure in COX-2 selective-treated patients and nonselective NSAID-treated patients compared to placebo-treated patients. In a Danish National Registry study of patients with heart failure, NSAID use increased the risk of MI, hospitalization for heart failure, and death.
Additionally, fluid retention and edema have been observed in some patients treated with NSAIDs. Use of Modifenac may blunt the CV effects of several therapeutic agents used to treat these medical conditions (e.g., diuretics, ACE inhibitors, or angiotensin receptor blockers ) (see DRUG INTERACTIONS).
Avoid the use of VOLTAREN in patients with severe heart failure unless the benefits are expected to outweigh the risk of worsening heart failure. If VOLTAREN is used in patients with severe heart failure, monitor patients for signs of worsening heart failure.
Rated Modifenac for Moderate Pain Report
Cause swelling itching hives breathing problems severe upset stomach throwing up dizziness diarrhea I had to take Benadryl I thought I was going to have to go to the ER never never again this drug for me the interactions or not good
4. How and when to use them
You'll usually take Modifenac tablets, capsules or suppositories 2 to 3 times a day.
The standard dose is 75mg to 150mg a day, depending on what your doctor prescribes for you. Follow your doctor's advice on how many tablets to take, and how many times a day.
If your doctor prescribes Modifenac for your child, they'll use your child's weight to work out the right dose for them.
If you have pain all the time, your doctor may recommend slow-release Modifenac tablets or capsules. It's usual to take these either once a day in the evening, or twice a day.
If you're taking slow-release Modifenac twice a day, leave a gap of 10 to 12 hours between your doses.
Q: I have taken Modifenac twice a day for 25+ years, and it is working good. But, after a visit with blood work, my doctor told me to get off of it and take Diovan for high blood presure. He told me to stop taking Modifenac because they do not work well together. Is there an arthritis medication that will not interact with the blood pressure medication?
A: Arthritis medication treatments include Tylenol (acetaminophen), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) (drugs like Modifenac, ibuprofen and naproxen), and cyclooxgenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors (drugs like Celebrex). Unfortunately, the NSAIDS and COX-2 inhibitors can all interfere with Diovan (valsartan) and may increase the risk of kidney problems. More potent pain relievers, including narcotic medications, could be an option to treat arthritis pain. Or a different medication for hypertension (high blood pressure) may allow you take continue Modifenac. Your healthcare provider is best able to guide your treatment decisions based on your specific circumstances. Contact your healthcare provider to discuss your medication options. You may also find helpful information at //www.everydayhealth.com/arthritis/osteoarthritis/index.aspx //www.everydayhealth.com/high-blood-pressure/guide/ Sarah McKenney Lewis, PharmD
2. Key facts
- Take Modifenac tablets or capsules with a meal or snack, or just after eating.
- It's best to take the lowest dose of Modifenac for the shortest time to control your symptoms.
- The most common side effects are headaches, dizziness, stomach pain, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea and rashes.
- Modifenac tablets come as either Modifenac potassium or Modifenac sodium. They work as well as each other.
- Modifenac is also called by the brand names Voltarol, Dicloflex, Econac and Fenactol.
Rated Modifenac for Osteoarthritis Report
I had my hip replaced 2 years ago. My hip was dead before so I have nothing bad to say about having my hip replaced other than the fact that I had a mild pain all the time and then is severe pain every once in awhile. The effects of the pain made me make choices of things I would do and wouldn't do. This drug it's a lifesaver it is made my life normal again like it was before I had my hip replaced with physical therapy in this drug I believe I will get back to normal again I did not believe that before.
Can you take Modifenac and Ibuprofen together?
No, these drugs should not be used together, as they are from the same class, thus their effects will become additive increasing the risk of side effects such as bleeding and gastrointestinal ulcers to happen.
If you need additional medicine for your pain relieving treatment, and you already use Modifenac or ibuprofen consult your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe you acetaminophen of 500 mg as additional treatment, because it is much safer to be combined with ibuprofen or Modifenac.
Labor Or Delivery
There are no studies on the effects of VOLTAREN during labor or delivery. In animal studies, NSAIDS, including Modifenac, inhibit prostaglandin synthesis, cause delayed parturition, and increase the incidence of stillbirth.
Rated Modifenac for Osteoarthritis Report
I started taking 75mg in late January for horrible knee pain. This drug works great for pain. Within days I no longer hurt and really didn’t think I had a knee problem anymore. I was bone on bone knees and told I needed surgery. I took this drug twice a day and no problems at all until first if March. Started having eye problems and cornea abrasions appeared on both eyes and there had been no injuries of any kind. After weeks of eye treatments the eyes were not healing, I was referred to a cornea specialist. He told me to stop the drug that day, I did and two days later was healing finally. We have determined that if someone already has eye issues like dry severe dry eyes, etc. this drug could cause the abrasions. For me it did and now I’m afraid to take any NSAID of any kind. I know several friends who have taken this drug and have had no problems. I was one in a million but this problem does need to be documented. My doctor said it’s rare but he had several people with the same problem as I.