Acular's most frequent side effects include:
- stomach pain
-dizziness or vomiting
Additional negative effects include:
-Itchy or rashy skin
-either hearing loss or ringing in the ears
-visionalterations or blurry vision
-breathing difficulties or shortness of breath, especially when exercising.
If you experience any of these symptoms, stop taking Acular and find a doctor right away. These could indicate a severe allergic reaction.
Nephrological issues, liver issues, seizures, high blood pressure, and low white blood cell count are a few uncommon but severe side effects. Avoid taking Acular if you experience any of these serious side effects, and seek immediate medical attention.
Acular may also make bleeding more likely. If you also take blood thinners like warfarin (Coumadin), your risk is increased. Before beginning Acular, be sure to let your doctor know if you are taking any blood thinners.
If you take any other medications, herbs, or vitamins, Acular may interact with them. Before beginning Acular, be sure to inform your doctor of all additional medications, dietary supplements, and treatments you are taking.
If you are taking any of the following medications, let your doctor know:
ACE inhibitors like captopril (Capoten) and lisinopril (Zestril)
Losartan (Cozaar) and valsartan (Diovan), two angiotensin receptor blockers
amitriptyline (Elavil), desipramine (Norpramin), or fluoxetine (Prozac) are examples of antidepressants.
beta blockers like propranolol (Inderal) and metoprolol (Lopressor)
corticosteroids like dexamethasone (Decadron) and prednisone
diuretics, also known as "water pills," include spironolactone (Aldactone), hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide), and furosemide (Lasix).
(Eskalith, Lithobid) lithium
(Rheumatrex, Trexall) methotrexate
Painkillers like opioids and NSAIDs
The list of possible drug interactions is not exhaustive. Before beginning Acular, be sure to discuss all medications, herbs, and supplements you are taking with your doctor.
Additionally, Acular may affect some laboratory tests. Before undergoing any laboratory tests, be sure to let the staff at the lab and your doctor know that you are taking Acular.
Warnings and Precautions
Some people may experience severe side effects from acular. Before taking Acular, disclose to your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- kidney illness
- liver illness
- A history of stomach bleeding or ulcers
- cardiovascular disease or hypertension
- a mini-stroke or stroke bleeding conditions like hemophilia
- Low red blood cell count, or anemia
- a background of allergic reactions to aspirin, NSAIDs, or other drugs
Acular should not be taken if you are pregnant or nursing. A nursing infant who consumes acular may experience serious side effects. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss the risks of taking Acular with your doctor.
When taking Acular, avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol can make stomach bleeding more likely.
The oral tablet version of Acular is offered. Adults typically take one or two tablets, three or four times per day. For less stomach upset, take Acular with food or milk.
Mechanism of Action
Acular functions by preventing the synthesis of prostaglandins, which are substances involved in inflammation and pain. Acular can aid in the reduction of pain and inflammation by lowering prostaglandin production.
After being administered orally, acular is quickly absorbed from the digestive tract. Within one to two hours, the plasma concentration reaches its peak. Acular is highly protein bound and has a large body distribution. Acular has a four-hour elimination half-life. The liver converts acular into urine for excretion.
Taking Acular has no known long-term effects. NSAIDs like Acular, however, can raise your risk of stomach bleeding and ulcers. Before beginning treatment, be sure to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of taking Acular with your doctor.
Alternatives to Acular
Numerous additional NSAIDs are sold both over-the-counter and with a prescription. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), and celecoxib (Celebrex) are a few examples. Before beginning treatment, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these and other medications with your doctor.
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