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Dolospas Tablet

Manufactured byINTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
ContainsDicyclomine (20 mg) + Paracetamol (500 mg)
Description

Dolospas Tablet is a combination medicine which may be used for relieving mild to moderate pain in conditions such as muscle ache, headache, toothache, arthritis, menstrual cramps, renal colic, biliary colic, etc. This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. This medicine should be used with extreme caution in children only under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dolospas Tablet

  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Gastric / Mouth Ulcer
  • Bloody and Cloudy urine
  • Anemia
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Nervousness
  • Skin rash

Uses of Dolospas Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Mild to Moderate Pain associated with Muscle Spasm
  • Menstrual Cramps
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 hour of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4-6 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, jaundice, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were 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 unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to paracetamol, dicyclomine or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Analgesic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from kidney diseases associated with the excessive use of painkillers due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition.

Sever liver impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition.

Obstructive conditions

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from conditions like obstructive uropathy and obstructive gastrointestinal diseases due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition.
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 unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Chronic Malnutrition

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from malnourishment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Increase in the blood pressure

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of high blood pressure due to an increase in the risk of very high blood pressure. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Infectious diarrhea

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with infectious diarrhea due to the risk of worsening of symptoms. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Tardive dyskinesia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with Tardive dyskinesia characterized by involuntary movement of the tongue, lips, and face. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any antipsychotic medications before receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

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

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, fever, jaundice, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Sodium Nitrite

Leflunomide

Prilocaine

Ipratropium

Potassium Chloride

Beta blockers

Phenytoin

Carbamazepine

Disease interactions

Alcoholism

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with chronic alcohol use due to the increased risk of serious liver injuries. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended for such patients. 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 of the patient.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Report any symptoms such as nausea, fever, rashes, dark urine, etc. to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Arrhythmias

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases due to an increase in the risk of irregular heartbeats. Inform the doctor if you have any heart diseases before receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Gastrointestinal Disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with obstructive diseases of the gastrointestinal tract such as esophageal stricture or stenosis, peptic ulcer, and pyloric obstruction due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the conditions. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Prostatic Hypertrophy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with urinary tract obstruction disorders like prostatic hypertrophy due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Inform the doctor if you have any urinary tract disorders before receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

5-HIAA Urine Test

Use of this medicine may give a false-positive result for this test. It is advised to inform the doctor and lab technician about the consumption of this medicine before the test is performed.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Paracetamol works by increasing the pain threshold and decreasing swelling. Dicyclomine works by blocking the action of a chemical substance in the body and relieves the symptoms like stomach and intestinal cramping.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Miscellaneous analgesics, Anticholinergics/antispasmodics

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 1 Mar 2019

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