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DOZEE M TAB
Dozee M Tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Dozee M tablet is used as an anti-spasmodic which suppresses the muscle spasms and allows smooth muscle relaxation. This tablet also helps to relieve on from rheumatoid arthritis, mild to moderate pain, dental pain, post-operative pain, dysmenorrhoea, osteoarthritis, and menorrhagia. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Dozee M Tablet are Drotaverine 80mg and Mefenamic Acid 250mg.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Drotaverine helps to relieve pain and relaxes smooth muscle.

Mefenamic Acid acts by restraining the cyclooxygenase, an enzyme that is responsible for formation of prostanoids. These consist of prostaglandins, which are responsible for inflammation and anaphylactic reactions.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before taking the medicine:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the components used in the Dozee M tablet such as Drotaverine and Mefenamic Acid
  • Cardiac dysfunction
  • Porphyria
  • Renal impairment (Drotaverine)
  • Hepatic impairment (Drotaverine)
  • ASA or NSAID induced asthma or urticaria
  • CABG surgery peri operative use
  • Caution:
  • Renal impairment (Mefenamic Acid)
  • Hepatic impairment (Mefenamic Acid)
  • Coagulation disorder
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Asthma
  • GI bleeding or ulcer
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Dozee M tablet. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Vertigo
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Fluid retention
  • Photosensitivity
  • Rash
  • Delayed ovulation
  • Abdominal pain

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • GI bleeding
  • Stroke
  • Hepatotoxicity
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Bronchospasm
  • Renal papillary necrosis
  • Exfoliative dermatitis
How to Use

How to Use

Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the Tablet whole, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not break or chew the capsule whole.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t consume two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Dozee M Tablet may be taken with or without food.
Take the medicine at the prescribed time and dosage.
For children; talk to your doctor before giving the tablet.

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental over dose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience any one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Epigastric pain
  • GI bleeding
  • Coma
  • Drowsiness
  • Fainting
  • Disorientation
  • Excitation
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Dozee M tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution advised among people with renal problems. If you have any, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Liver:

Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this Dozee M Tablet.

Pregnancy:

Drotaverine: Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant until unless suggested by your doctor because it is not known whether it could harm an unborn or not.
Mefenamic Acid: Caution advised in the 1st trimester, and avoid taking this tablet during the last 3 months of pregnancy, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Lactation:

Mefenamic Acid: Avoid breastfeeding while using this medicine, because the drug can pass through breast milk and harm a nursing baby.

Alcohol:

Consumption of alcohol may increase your risk of stomach bleeding along with this tablet.

Drug Interactions:

Caution always advised when used with other medicines such as Analgesics, Methotrexate, Furosemide, Thiazide diuretics, Warfarin, and Anti-muscarnics or benzodiazepines etc. So inform your doctor about your previous and current history of medicine list which you start or stop.

Precautions
  • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • Keep it in a cool and dry place, away from heat and moisture.
  • Do not use Dozee M Tablet beyond its expiry date.
  • Do not use the medicine if the tablet strip is torn or the tablet id broken.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category N: No information available.


Drug Composition information
What is Drotaverine for:

This medication is an antispasmodic, prescribed for pain and dysfunction caused by smooth muscle spasm.

How does Drotaverine work:

Pain rliver and calms your muscles

How should Drotaverine be used:

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 40-80 mg 3 timesday. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Common side effects of Drotaverine :

Addiction, dryness of mouth and blurring of vision and blood dyscrasias. Vertigo, nausea, vomiting.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Call your doctor to find out what to do.

What precautions should I take when taking Drotaverine :

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Drotaverine with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Drotaverine :

Store it at room temperature.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Antispasmodics

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