Chemical formula: C₁₆H₁₃Cl₂NO₄  Molecular mass: 354.18 g/mol  PubChem compound: 71771

Active ingredient description

Aceclofenac is a non-steroidal agent with marked anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. The mode of action of aceclofenac is largely based on the inhibition to prostaglandin synthesis. Aceclofenac is a potent inhibitor of the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase, which is involved in the production of prostaglandins.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
M01AB16 Aceclofenac M Musculo-skeletal system → M01 Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products → M01A Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products, non-steroids → M01AB Acetic acid derivatives and related substances
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M02AA25 Aceclofenac M Musculo-skeletal system → M02 Topical products for joint and muscular pain → M02A Topical products for joint and muscular pain → M02AA Antiinflammatory preparations, non-steroids for topical use
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
ACECLOFENAC Film-coated tablet Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 89796-99-6
DrugBank Drug: DB06736
KEGG Drug: D01545
PubChem Compound: 71771
RxNorm Ingredient: 16689
SNOMED-CT Concept: 391703003
Aceclofenac (substance)
UNII Identifier: RPK779R03H


Aceclofenac is an active ingredient of these brands:

Cyprus (CY)

Estonia (EE)

France (FR)

Germany (DE)

Ireland (IE)

Italy (IT)

Lithuania (LT)

Mexico (MX)

Netherlands (NL)

Nigeria (NG)

Poland (PL)

Romania (RO)

Singapore (SG)

Spain (ES)

Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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