Biofenac Drug InformationIndicated for the relief of pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Aceclofenac belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Biofenac is a medicine whose active substance is aceclofenac (an anti-inflammatory medicine). This substance has a strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, it also counteracts the synthesis that affects the development of inflammation. The main task of aceclofenac is inhibition of cyclooxygenase activity:
cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), to a small extent cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1).
Biofenac leads to the relief of symptoms of inflammation, including edema, pain or stiffness of joints and reduces the risk of damage to connective tissue.
Product Code: 12768
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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.