Dolonex 20 MG Tablet

Manufactured byPfizer Ltd.
ContainsPiroxicam
Description

Dolonex 20 MG Tablet is an analgesic used to relieve pain and inflammation in arthritis patients. This medicine is not recommended in patients with heart diseases like stroke or heart attack. Do not take this medicine if you have any bleeding disorder, asthma or have a known allergy.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dolonex 20 MG Tablet

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Burning sensation in stomach
  • Excessive air or gas in stomach
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • Loss of strength
  • Restlessness
  • Change in appetite

Uses of Dolonex 20 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 min to 1 hour.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 48 to 72 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    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 recommended for pregnant women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

Allergy

Dolonex 20 MG Tablet is not recommended if you have a known history of allergy to Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Asthma

Dolonex 20 MG Tablet is not recommended in patients with known history of Asthma.

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

Dolonex 20 MG Tablet is not recommended in patients undergone heart surgery.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Effect on heart

Dolonex 20 MG Tablet 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.

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

Dolonex 20 MG Tablet 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 the suitable adjustment in dosage.

Impaired kidney function

Dolonex 20 MG Tablet may increase the risk of kidney dysfunction if taken for a long duration of time. Any symptoms like the change in urine frequency, swelling of limbs should be reported to the doctor.

Skin reactions

Dolonex 20 MG Tablet 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.

Use in females

Dolonex 20 MG Tablet is not recommended in women attempting to conceive as it may impair female fertility. This medicine should be discontinued in women who have difficulty in conceiving or having other fertility problems.

Missed Dose

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.

Overdose

A doctor should be contacted immediately if an overdose of Dolonex 20 MG Tablet is suspected. Signs and symptoms of overdose include stomach irritation, difficulty in breathing, black colored stools etc. Immediate medical attention is needed if an overdose is confirmed.
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

Consumption of alcohol with this medicine substantially increases the risks of stomach bleeding.

Instructions

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

Warfarin

Corticosteroids

Fluoroquinolone

Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

Disease interactions

Asthma

Dolonex 20 MG Tablet 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.

Gastro-Intestinal toxicity

Dolonex 20 MG Tablet 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, coffee colored dry blood in stools or vomiting of blood should be reported immediately.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Dolonex 20 MG Tablet should be taken following all labeled instructions. The duration and amount of medicine consumed should be as prescribed by the doctor. It is not recommended in patients with any bleeding disorder. Drink adequate amount of water to minimize the irritation in the stomach.
Miscelleneous

To be taken after food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by inhibiting chemical mediators that cause pain and inflammation.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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