Dolonex DT (dispersable tablet) 20mg is designed for easy administration for pediatrics and geriatrics – for quick absorption and rapid onset of action. This medicine is used in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and also relieves from pain and inflammation. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredient of Dolonex DT Tablet 20mg is Piroxicam 20mg.
Piroxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which reversibly withholds the Cyclooxygenase-1 and 2 enzymes, therefore, this leads to decreased production of pain and inflammation causing precursors such as prostaglandin.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the Dolonex DT tablet 20mg:
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Dolonex DT Tablet 20mg. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Dolonex DT Tablet 20mg that can be dispersed in liquids such as water and milk. Mix it immediately after opening the tablet from the strip and consume the mixture immediately. Do not break /chew/swallow the tablet 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.
This medicine may be taken with food.
Take the dosage as recommended by your doctor at the prescribed time and dosage.
This medicine is not recommended for people younger than 18 years.
Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:
Take Dolonex DT Tablet 20mg only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
Caution advised among people with renal problems. If you have any, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of Dolonex DT Tablet 20mg.
Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of Dolonex DT Tablet 20mg.
This medicine is not recommended for the people who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant especially In the last trimester because this medicine is expected to cause harm to an unborn.
Inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother because this drug may pass into breast milk and may harm a breastfed baby.
Do not drink alcohol if you are taking this tablet because alcohol may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Caution always advised when used with other medicines. Inform your doctor about your previous and current list of medicines which you start or stop.
Category C: (Prior to 30-week gestation) 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.
Category D: (Starting at 30-week gestation)There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Used to relieve symptoms in Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis and Dysmenorrhea
Piroxicam blocks chemicals that cause pain and swelling.
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. The recommended dose is 20 mg given orally once per day.
Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Belly pain or heartburn. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
If you have an allergy to piroxicam or any other part of this drug. 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. If you have any of the following health problems: Very bad kidney disease, very bad liver disease, very weak heart, or ulcers. If you are more than 24 weeks pregnant.
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. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Chest pain or pressure. Change in strength on 1 side is greater than the other, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or blurred eyesight. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very bad belly pain. Very bad swelling or pain of hands or feet. A big weight gain. Black, tarry, or bloody stools. Blood in the urine. Any bruising or bleeding. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
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.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Non-Opioid Analgesics & Antipyretics
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