Calcium Dobesilate

Description

Calcium Dobesilate is used in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency, hemorrhoids, and diabetic retinopathy. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients under the age of 18 years.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Calcium Dobesilate

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin Rash
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Chills
  • Irregular heartbeat

Uses of Calcium Dobesilate

What is it prescribed for?

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Microcirculation disorders
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The time required for this medicine to shows its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The time until which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to calcium dobesilate.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Renal impairment

Calcium Dobesilate should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney disease and active kidney disease due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Blood cell count

This medicine may lower the white blood cell count. Close monitoring of blood cell counts is necessary during treatment with this medicine. Do not start the treatment if the white blood cell count is low. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

If a dose of Calcium Dobesilate is missed, take/apply the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take/apply the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Creatinine Assay

This medicine may interfere with creatinine assay results, giving incorrect values. It is advised that you inform the doctor about treatment with this medicine before undergoing a creatinine assay.
Take/Apply Calcium Dobesilate exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take/apply in larger amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine protects the capillaries by reducing their fragility. This helps in reducing the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency. It also reduces symptoms of diabetic retinopathy by inhibiting the formation of sorbitol and improving blood circulation in the eyes.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Vasoprotective agent

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 15 Nov 2017

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