Dolonex DT, is is safe? Uses, side-effects, dosage

What is Dolonex DT ?

Dolonex DT is a branded tablet which help in controlling stiffness, swelling and relieving pain. It is manufactured and marketed by Pfizer limited and is available in the packaging of 10 tablets per strip. This medicine is to be administered orally.

  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. What is the Dosage ?
  7. What are the precautions I need to take ?
  8. Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?
  9. Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
  10. Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?
  11. Is Dolonex DT available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  12. Frequently asked questions
  13. Reference

 

Dolonex DT - used, side-effects, dosage

Dolonex DT – used, side-effects, dosage


What is the generic name (s)?

The generic name for Dolonex DT is Piroxicam , which belongs to the NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) family of medicines. It is present in the strength of 20 mg per tablet.

How does it work ?

Piroxicam works by hindering the action of COX or cyclo-oxygenase enzymes which enhance the synthesis of prostaglandins in the body at the location of damage or injury.These prostaglandins are responsible for the swelling, inflammation and pain caused. Hence, the reduced quantity of prostaglandins result into relief from swelling, inflammation and pain.

What are it’s uses ?

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

  1. Pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhoea)
  2. Injury pain
  3. Arthritia
  4. Gout
  5. Joint pain
  6. Toothache
  7. Muscle pain
  8. Ear pain

How effective is this medicine ?

It is a very effective medicine in the management of all the conditions mentioned above. Patient must follow doctor’s instruction on the time of administering, dosage and duration of the use of this medicine.

What are the Side Effects ?

Commonly observed  side effects of Dolonex DT are being listed below:

  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia and increased bleeding time.
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Elevated liver enzymes
  • Flatulence
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Gross bleeding/perforation
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Ulcers
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Abnormal kidney function

What is the Dosage ?

The dosage of this tablet varies with the patient’s age and the problem for which it is being administered. For example, the typical dosage for adults is 1 tablet (20 Mg), twice 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 ?

  • Take this medicine only if prescribed by the doctor
  • Take full course of treatment
  • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine or any of their excipient
  • Do not take this medicinal product after the expiry date stated on the carton package
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking any medicine
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight while on this medication

Before using Dolonex DT , one should take precautions for all the below mentioned medical conditions:

  • Liver Disease (hepatic impairment)
  • Kidney Disease (renal impairment)
  • High blood pressure
  • Ulcerative colitis, Diverticulitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Polyps in nose
  • High Cholesterol
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Hematological abnormalities
  • History of heart failure
  • Alcohol dependent patients
  • mild cardiac impairment
  • Elders
  • Children
  • Pregnant women
  • Breast feeding women

This medicine may impair ability to drive or operate machinery, so avoid doing tasks which require your focused attention.

Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?

No, it is not safe to take this medicine if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.
Piroxicam has been assigned to pregnancy category ‘D’ by the FDA, Positive evidence of risk: There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Please consult your gynecologists or a qualified doctor before administering this drug to a pregnant woman.

Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?

No, this medicine is not safe to take if you are breast feeding or planning to start breast feeding. It can affect the production and quality of breast milk and harm the infant.

Please consult your doctor before using this medicine if your nursing a baby.

Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?

Yes, this medicine can indeed be given to children but under strict medical supervision.Please consult with a doctor regarding the dosage and duration of use of this medicine, as these factors vary a lot from case to case and also from one person to another.

But, this medicine is not suitable infants. This medicine can not only be harmful but also dangerous for them. Please consult your doctor to understand more about the use of this medicine.


Is Dolonex DT available as an over the counter (OTC) product?

No, Dolonex DT is not available as an over the counter or an OTC product. It is a prescription medicine, which is to be prescribed by a qualified doctor only. Please consult with the doctor regarding correct dosage, timing and duration of use of this medicine. Please do not self-medicate yourself with this medicine.

Frequently asked questions

How long should I take this medicine?
For duration of taking Dolonex DT tablets, it is better to get it prescribed from your doctor , as it varies from case to case.

Missed a dose of Dolonex DT, what should I do ?
In case you missed a dose, you can take it  as soon as you remember about it. But if it is close to the time of next dose, skip the missed dose and continue the routine with next dose.

Do not take double dose/ overdose of this medicine. Taking extra dose will not improve your symptoms and condition, rather it may cause serious side effects and medicinal poisoning.

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