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Is Hifanac MR safe to take for treatment of knee pain?

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Dr. Suresh Heijebu

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2010

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Posted on Thu, 2 Aug 2018 in General Health
Question: Hi.I take one Hifanac MR on a need to basis specially before and after a game of golf for pain in my knee.
Never take more than one tablet per day but maybe take it on 60% of the days in a month.
Is this harmful to ones general health in the long run?
Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Risk of kidney damage is high

Detailed Answer:
Hello Sir

I can certainly understand your concern and have worked through your attached query in detail.

Analgesics like Hifenac have a propensity to cause renal damage if taken on daily basis.

Hence it's advisable to avoid its usage when not required.

Post your further queries if any
Thank you
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