Doflex 25 MG Injection
Doflex 25 MG Injection is a Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drug used to treat pain associated with conditions like Gout, Migraine, Rheumatoid Arthritis, sprains of muscles and joints etc. In some cases, it is also used to treat mild to moderate fever.
Major & minor side effects for Doflex 25 MG Injection
In addition to its intended effect, Doflex 25 MG Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately.
- Abdominal pain severe
- Constipation severe
- Diarrhea severe
- Nausea and vomiting severe
- Skin rash
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Commonly asked questions for Doflex 25 MG Injection
Onset of action
The effect can be observed within 10-30 minutes of consumption. Note: Potassium salts of Diclofenac act faster than the Sodium salts as they are absorbed faster from the Gastro-Intestinal Tract.
Duration of effect
The effect typically lasts for an average of 1-2 hours. However, the time might vary depending upon the dosage form administered.
Safe with alcohol?moderate
This medicine should not be consumed with alcohol. Symptoms of stomach bleeding (such as the presence of dried and coffee colored blood in cough or stools) should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Usage in pregnancy?
This medicine is not considered safe during pregnancy especially after 30 weeks of gestation. You should consult a doctor before using this medicine. Potential benefits and risks involved should be given due consideration before administration.
Usage while breast-feeding?
This medicine is not likely to pass into milk and cause any severe effect. But it is not recommended to use since there is a lack of conclusive evidence. A doctor must be consulted before taking the medicine.
List of substitutes for Doflex 25 MG Injection
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Doflex 25 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.
What is it prescribed for?
Uses of Doflex 25 MG Injection
- Rheumatoid ArthritisDoflex 25 MG Injection is used to treat symptoms like swelling, pain, and stiffness of joints associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- OsteoarthritisDoflex 25 MG Injection is used to treat symptoms like tender and painful joints associated with Osteoarthritis.
- Ankylosing SpondylitisDoflex 25 MG Injection is used to treat symptoms like stiffness and pain associated with Ankylosing Spondylitis.
- DysmenorrheaDoflex 25 MG Injection is used to relieve excessive pain and cramps during menstruation.
- Mild to moderate painDoflex 25 MG Injection is used to relieve pain of sprains, strains, sports injuries etc.
- MigraineDoflex 25 MG Injection is used to relieve acute pain in migraine.
- BursitisDoflex 25 MG Injection is used to relieve swelling and pain in joints.
- TendinitisDoflex 25 MG Injection is used to relieve pain and swelling associated with the tissue connecting the muscle and bones.
When not to use?
Contraindications for Doflex 25 MG Injection
- AllergyDoflex 25 MG Injection is not recommended if you have a known history of allergy to medicines belonging to NSAIDs. Severe allergic conditions like Asthma and Urticaria can be triggered in such cases.
- Peptic UlcerDoflex 25 MG Injection is not recommended if you have peptic ulcer or are suspected of having it. It could cause severe swelling and bleeding in the stomach, colon and anus.
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)Doflex 25 MG Injection is not recommended for relieving pain after you have undergone CABG.
Missed / Overdose instructions
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you’re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol moderate
- Drinking alcohol with this medicine substantially increases the risks of stomach bleeding.
- This medicine should not be consumed with alcohol. Symptoms of stomach bleeding (such as the presence of dried and coffee colored blood in cough or stools) should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Medicine
AsthmasevereDoflex 25 MG Injection should not be taken if you have NSAID-sensitive asthma. Any such history should be reported to the doctor so that appropriate substitution can be done.
Fluid retention and EdemasevereDoflex 25 MG Injection should be taken only after consulting a doctor. Monitoring of blood pressure and heart conditions is necessary on a regular level during the course of therapy.
Gastro-Intestinal toxicitysevereDoflex 25 MG Injection and other NSAIDs should be taken after consulting a doctor especially if the intended duration is longer than a month. Any symptom indicating ulceration and bleeding like chronic indigestion, appearance of coffee colored dry blood in stools or vomiting of blood should be reported immediately.
Skin rashsevereDoflex 25 MG Injection can cause these fatal skin allergies without any warnings. Signs and symptoms like rashes, hives, fever or other allergic symptoms should be reported without any delay. This condition requires immediate medical intervention.
Impaired kidney functionsevereDoflex 25 MG Injection should be taken after consulting a doctor if you are having a kidney disease. Suitable adjustment in dosage and monitoring of kidney functions is required in such situations.
Heart attack and strokesevereDoflex 25 MG Injection should be taken only after consulting a doctor. The dose needs to be optimized based on the severity of the heart condition. Additional medicines are to be taken to minimize the risk. Symptoms indicating heart attack like chest pain, shallow breathing, speech slurring, and weakness should be immediately reported to the doctor.
This is not an exhaustive list of interactions. Always inform your doctor beforehand about your medical history and current medications.
Doflex 25 MG Injection should be taken following all labeled instructions. The duration and amount of medicine consumed should be as prescribed by the doctor. It can be taken with food or after food. Adequate amount of water should be consumed to minimize the irritation caused in the stomach.
Effect on heart
Doflex 25 MG Injection can have adverse effects on heart especially after a prolonged duration of use. It could increase the risk of diseases like stroke and heart attack which may be fatal.
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Doflex 25 MG Injection should not be taken to relieve pain before or after undergoing a coronary artery bypass surgery.
Doflex 25 MG Injection can cause severe bleeding and perforation after prolonged usage. These adverse events may occur with or without warning symptoms. The elderly people are at greater risk to this and require suitable adjustment in dosage.
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