Acemetacin is indicated for:
Irrespective of gender only Adults (18 - 65 years old)
Acemetacin is indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, and post-operative pain and inflammation.
For this indication, the medical literature mentions below treatments (click for details):
Active ingredient Acemetacin is contraindicated in the following cases:
Active, or history of recurrent peptic ulcer/haemorrhage (two or more distinct episodes of proven ulceration or bleeding).
Acemetacin is contraindicated in severe renal failure.
Acemetacin is contraindicated in severe heart failure.
Acemetacin is contraindicated in severe hepatic failure.
Co-administration of acemetacin with other NSAIDS is contraindicated.
In limited studies so far available, NSAIDs can appear in breast milk in very low concentrations. NSAIDs should, if possible, be avoided when breastfeeding.
Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis may adversely affect the pregnancy and/or the embryo/foetal development. Data from epidemiological studies suggest an increased risk of miscarriage and of cardiac malformation and gastroschisis after use of a prostaglandin synthesis inhibitor in early pregnancy. The absolute risk for cardiovascular malformation was increased from less than 1%, up to approximately 1.5%. The risk is believed to increase with dose and duration of therapy. In animals, administration of a prostaglandin synthesis inhibitor has been shown to result in increased pre- and post-implantation loss and embryo-foetal lethality. In addition, increased incidences of various malformations, including cardiovascular, have been reported in animals given a prostaglandin synthesis inhibitor during the organogenetic period. During the first and second trimester of pregnancy, acemetacin should not be given unless clearly necessary. If acemetacin is used by a woman attempting to conceive, or during the first and second trimester of pregnancy, the dose should be kept as low and duration of treatment as short as possible.
During the third trimester of pregnancy, all prostaglandin synthesis inhibitors may expose the foetus to:
The mother and the neonate, at the end of pregnancy, to:
Consequently, acemetacin is contraindicated during the third trimester of pregnancy.
NSAIDs should not be used for 8-12 days after mifepristone administration as NSAIDs can reduce the effect of mifepristone.
Acemetacin is contraindicated in nasal polyps associated with angioneurotic oedema.