Medicine Overview of Dictat Tablet
Side Effects of Dictat are Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach pain / epigastric pain, Loss of appetite, Heartburn, Diarrhoea.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.
Dictat Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Aceclofenac and Paracetamol / Acetaminophen. These medicines work by blocking the action of chemical messengers responsible for pain, fever and inflammation (redness and swelling).
In Depth Information on Dictat Tablet
- You have been prescribed this combination medicine for relieving pain and inflammation.
- Take it with food to avoid getting an upset stomach.
- It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Dictat Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
- Do not take it with any other medicine containing acetaminophen (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first.
Dictat Tablet related warnings
Taking Aceclofenac+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen with alcohol can cause liver damage.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dictat Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Dictat Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Dictat Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Dictat Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dictat Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Dictat Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Dictat Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dictat Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Dictat Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Dictat Tablet
Dictat is a combination of two medicines: Aceclofenac and Paracetamol. This medication helps in relieving pain and inflammation. It works by lowering the levels of chemical substances in the body that causes pain and inflammation.
Q. Is it safe to use Dictat?
Yes, Dictat is safe to use in most of the patients. However, in some patients, it may cause some unwanted common side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn, diarrhea and other uncommon and rare side effect. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication.
Q. Can I stop taking Dictat when my pain is relieved?
Dictat should be continued for as long as advised by your physician if you are using the medication for a condition associated with long-term pain.A It can be discontinued if you are using it for short-term pain relief.
Q. Can the use of Dictat cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Dictat can cause nausea and vomiting. In case, you experience nausea while taking this medicine, take it with milk, food or with antacids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods. If you start to experience vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Try small frequent sips of the liquid. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent vomiting and signs of dehydration like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Dictat cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Dictat can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for sometime or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Dictat?
The use of Dictat is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine or in patients with known allergy to other painkillers (NSAIDs). It should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of or active, recurrent stomach ulcer/bleeding and in patients with a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
Q. Can Dictat be taken with vitamin B complex?
Yes, Dictat can be taken with vitamin B-complex preparations. Dictat helps to relieve pain and vitamin B-complex can help to correct the vitamin deficiency that might be causing the underlying painful condition.
Q. Is Dictat helpful in relieving the stomach pain?
No, Dictat preferably should not be taken for stomach pain without consulting a physician. This drug can increase stomach acid secretion which may aggravate an unknown underlying condition.
Q. Can the use of Dictat cause damage to kidneys?
Yes, the long-term use of Dictat can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical messenger called prostaglandins that protect the kidneys from damage. Use of pain-killers lower the levels of prostaglandins in the body leading to kidney damage on long-term use. Use of pain killers is not recommended in patients with underlying kidney disease.
Q. Is it safe to take a higher dose of Dictat than recommended?
No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Dictat can lead to increased chances of side effects like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, diarrhea and can also damage your kidneys on long-term use. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses of this medicine, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Yes, Dictat does expire. The expiry date is written on the pack. Do not use Dictat after the expiry date.
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