Dolo 650, is it safe? uses, side effects, dosage

What is Dolo 650?

Dolo 650 is a brand name of oral tablets which is generally prescribed in the treatment of fever and relieving pain. It is manufactured and marketed by Micro Labs Ltd. It is available in the packaging of 15 tablets per strip.

  1. What is the generic name(s)?
  2. How does it work ?
  3. What are it’s uses ?
  4. How effective is this medicine ?
  5. What are the Side Effects ?
  6. Is this medicine addictive?
  7. What if I miss the dose of this medicine ?
  8. Can I drive after taking this medicine ?
  9. Can this medicine be taken on an empty stomach ?
  10. Can I take this medicine with alcohol ?
  11. What is the Dosage ?
  12. What are the precautions I need to take ?
  13. Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?
  14. Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
  15. Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?
  16. Is Dolo 650 available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  17. Frequently asked questions
  18. Reference

 

Dolo 650 - uses,side-effects,dosage

Dolo 650 – uses,side-effects,dosage


What is the generic name (s)?

The generic component of Dolo 650 is Paracetamol[1] (also known as Acetaminophen[2]). It is present in the strength of 650 mg in each tablet. It has both analgesic[3] and antipyretic[4] properties.

How does it work ?

Dolo 650 has Paracetamol as the main working generic component. Hence, its working can be understood from the fact that it is a member of two families of medicines, namely, analgesics (painkillers) and antipyretics (fever reducers). This medicine gets absorbed fully speedily when administered orally.The analgesic effect of Paracetamol is to increase the threshold of pain in the body, thereby decreasing and relieving  the pain. As an antipyretic it specifically works upon that part of the brain which regulates the temperature of the body. As a result of this the flow of blood across the skin is increased. Also, there is heat loss and sweating too which brings down the fever[5].

This medicine takes half an hour to one hour to start its action, which lasts for six hours.

What are it’s uses ?

Dolo 650 is used to relieve moderate or mild pains in the treatment/management of the following conditions:

  1. Pain during menstruation[6]
  2. Feverish colds
  3. Flu[7]
  4. Joint pain[8]
  5. Toothache[9]
  6. Fever
  7. Ear pain[10]
  8. Headache[11], including migraine

How effective is this medicine ?

Dolo 650 is a very effective tablet for all the conditions mentioned above. It is very well suited for relieving pain of different sorts along with bringing down fever and fever related problems. Though it s an otc product, for best results & safety, it should be taken under medical supervision in terms of dosage and duration of intake after due consultation with a doctor.

What are the Side Effects ?

Commonly observed  side effects of Dolo 650 are being listed below:

  • Allergic skin rash and skin reddening
  • Liver damage( in cases of over dosage)
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Running nose
  • Abnormalities of blood cells and abnormal blood cell counts
  • Blisters
  • Dyspepsia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling on parts of face

Is Dolo 650 addictive?

Habit forming tendencies for this medicine has not been reported. Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction. The government also categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Finally,  do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence on medicines without taking the advice of a doctor.

What if I miss the dose of Dolo 650?

Use the missed dose as soon as you notice. If the time is already close to the next dose,  skip the missed dose and continue your dosing schedule. Do not use overdose to make up the missed dose as it may cause serious side effects.  If you are routinely missing the doses, try to use an alarm or asking a family member or friend to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss modifications in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses.

Can I drive after taking Dolo 650?

It is not safe to drive after taking this medicine if you experience dizziness or vomiting as side effects. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes drowsy, dizzy or reduces your blood pressure. Please check for these conditions on your body while using this medicine.

Can Dolo 650 be taken on an empty stomach?

This medicine can be taken with or without food. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how you to use this medicine.

Can I take Dolo 650 with alcohol?

Intake of this medicine with alcohol is not recommended. Alcohol intake with medicine may intensify drowsiness. It is better to consult your doctor before consumption of this medicine. Pharmacists also suggest not to take alcohol while using this medicine.

What is the Dosage ?

The dosage of Dolo 650 varies with the patient’s age and the problem for which it is being administered. For example, the typical dosage for adults is 1 to 1.25 tablets , thrice a day.

Please consult with doctor to know about the correct dosage for the speedy recovery of the patient.

 

Tablet dosage

Tablet dosage

What are the precautions I need to take ?

Precaution should be observed if the patient is having any of the following condition:

  • undergoing treatment of thyroid problems
  • hepatic impairment
  • allergic to paracetamol
  • renal impairment
  • prostate enlargement
  • asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • lung problems
  • old age
  • pregnancy
  • Addison’s disease
  • lactation
  • children

One should avoid taking sleeping pills during the course of this medicine.

Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?

It should not be taken without consulting with your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to be pregnant. Please share the actual status of your pregnancy with your doctor for the correct prescription of this medicine.Otherwise it can be dangerous for the to be born baby.Hence, this medicine should not be taken during pregnancy without proper medical super-vision.

Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?

No, it is not safe to take if you are breast feeding. It can get mixed with the breast milk. Though there are no reports of it being harmful for the infant, being on the safer side please consult with your doctor to understand more about this.

Do not self-medicate with these tablets when you are breast feeding.

Dolo 650

Dolo 650

Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?

Yes this medicine can be given to children under medical supervision. Please consult with doctor regarding dosage and duration for safety and best results, as per the condition being managed with this tablet.

This tablet should not be given to neonates and infants under any circumstances. It can not only be harmful but dangerous also for them. Please consult with your doctor to better understand about this medicine.


Is Dolo 650 available as an over the counter (OTC) product?

Yes, Dolo 650 is available as an over the counter or OTC product.But it is advised to please consult with the doctor for the particular case related information and regarding its correct dosage, timing and duration of use.

Frequently asked questions

How long should I take this medicine?

For duration of taking this medicine it is better to get it prescribed from your doctor , as it varies from case to case.

Can alcohol be consumed when prescribed with this medicine?

No, alcohol should be avoided by all means while taking this medicine.

What if i happen to miss a dose?

You can take it if the time is not close for the next dose. Don’t take double dose in any case. Its always better to consult your doctor in such cases in order to avoid any bad or harmful effects.

 How to store this medicine?

This medicine has to be stored in a cool and dry place ( 15 to 30 degree Celsius), protected from light, away from the reach of children and pets. It is advised to use an air-tight container for the storage of this medicine. Also, discard the medicine post its expiry date.

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