Dolocip 20 mg Tablet DT

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Overview

Uses of Dolocip Tablet DT

Dolocip 20 mg Tablet DT is used for pain relief. It relieves pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

Dolocip Tablet DT side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea

How to use Dolocip Tablet DT

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Dolocip 20 mg Tablet DT is to be taken with food.

How Dolocip Tablet DT works

Dolocip 20 mg Tablet DT is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation (pain and swelling).

Dolocip Tablet DT related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Piroxicam with alcohol may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dolocip 20 mg Tablet DT is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Dolocip 20 mg Tablet DT is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Dolocip 20 mg Tablet DT may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
Dolocip 20 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dolocip 20 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Dolocip 20 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dolocip 20 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Dolocip Tablet DT?

If you miss a dose of Dolocip 20 mg Tablet DT, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • It should be taken with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long time.
  • Dolocip 20 mg Tablet DT can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dolocip with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Dolocip

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FAQs

Q. What is the difference between Dolocip and diclofenac?

Both Dolocip and diclofenac are pain killers. However, piroxicam is a non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase - an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) inhibitor whereas diclofenac has a bit more selectivity to a COX-2 enzyme. This selectivity of diclofenac is supposed to decrease the side effects as compared to Dolocip.

Q. What is the difference between Dolocip and naproxen?

Both Dolocip and naproxen are pain killers. Both are non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase - an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain). Research studies have shown both are equally effective. However, gastric side effects are lesser with naproxen as compared to Dolocip.

Q. What is the difference between Dolocip and meloxicam?

Both Dolocip and meloxicam are pain killers. Both are non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase - an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain). Research studies have shown both are equally effective. However, acute gastric side effects are lesser with meloxicam as compared to Dolocip.

Q. What is the difference between Dolocip and ketoprofen?

Both Dolocip and ketoprofen are pain killers. Both are non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain). Research studies have shown ketoprofen topical gel is better and effective as compared to Dolocip. Ketoprofen gel also showed excellent tolerability.

Q. What is the difference between Dolocip and tramadol?

Dolocip is a COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) whereas Tramadol is a narcotic-like painkiller. Tramadol is a habit forming medicine.

Q. What is the difference between Dolocip and nimesulide?

Both Dolocip and nimesulide are pain killers. However, Dolocip is a non-selective COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) inhibitor whereas nimesulide is selective to the COX-2 enzyme. This selectivity of nimesulide is supposed to decrease the side effects as compared to piroxicam. It should not be used in children below 12 years of age.

Q. Can Dolocip be used in the treatment of chikungunya?

Usually, the platelet count does not dip in cases of chikungunya and painkillers like piroxicam can lead to the risk of increased bleeding tendency. So refrain from taking Dolocip or any painkiller in the case of any fever with joint pain. Consult your doctor before starting Dolocip.

Q. Are Dolocip and aspirin same?

No. Dolocip and aspirin are not same. They belong to the same class of drugs known as COX (cyclooxygenase) inhibitors. They both are anti-inflammatory and analgesic.

Q. Can Dolocip be used along with dexamethasone?

No. Dolocip should not be used with dexamethasone. They both increase each other's toxicity. There is an increased risk of GI ulceration.

Q. Can Dolocip be used with methocarbamol?

Yes. Methocarbamol can be used with Dolocip as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.

Q. Can Dolocip be used along with paracetamol?

Yes. Paracetamol can be used with Dolocip as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.

Q. Is Dolocip a NSAID?

Yes. Dolocip is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Q. Is Dolocip a sulfa drug?

Dolocip is a sulphur containing compound. Dolocip can cause serious adverse events in sensitive individuals. It can cause severe skin reactions like Steven Johnson Syndrome. Do inform your doctor if you have any kind of allergies.

Q. Is Dolocip a blood thinner?

No. Dolocip is not a blood thinner. It is a pain killer. It should be avoided in a patient with a bleeding disorder.

Q. Is Dolocip a muscle relaxant?

No. Dolocip is not a muscle relaxant. It is a pain killer which acts on COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) enzyme.

Q. Is Dolocip a narcotic?

No. Dolocip is not a narcotic. It is a pain killer which acts on COX (cyclooxygenase -an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain) enzyme to decrease the pain and inflammation.

Q. Can Dolocip be used in hypertension?

No. Dolocip is not a medication to control hypertension. It is important to note that Dolocip decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication when given together. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Dolocip.

Q. Can Dolocip be used along with Losartan?

No. Dolocip should not be combined with Losartan. It is important to note that Dolocip decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication like losartan when given together leading to failure of antihypertensive therapy. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Dolocip.

Q. Can Dolocip be used with Lisinopril?

No. Dolocip should be avoided with lisinopril. It is important to note that piroxicam decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication like lisinopril when given together leading to failure of antihypertensive therapy. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Dolocip.

Q. Can Dolocip be used with calcium channel blocker?

Yes. Dolocip can be taken with calcium channel blocker. NSAIDs have been observed to reduce the effectiveness of all antihypertensive drugs except calcium channel blockers (ref: White 2007)

Q. Can Dolocip be used with Tizanidine?

Yes, Dolocip can be combined with tizanidine. Piroxicam is a pain killer and tizanidine is a skeletal muscle relaxant. It is used in the condition like a backache.

Q. Why is beta cyclodextrin added to Dolocip?

Yes. Dolocip can be combined with beta-cyclodextrin. Research has shown that combining Dolocip with beta-cyclodextrin leads to faster onset of action of piroxicam and reduced gastric side effects.

Q. Are there any alternatives of Dolocip?

Yes. There are alternatives to Dolocip. Pain killers are prescribed according to the disease condition. Consult your doctor before starting piroxicam or changing it to other medication.

Q. What are the contraindications for Dolocip?

Contraindications to piroxicam are an allergy, bleeding tendency, duodenal/gastric/peptic ulcer, stomatitis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), ulcerative colitis, upper GI disease, late pregnancy, cardiac disease, hepatic impairment, renal impairment.

Q. Can Dolocip be used in the treatment of allergy?

No. Dolocip is not a drug to treat allergy. It is a pain killer.

Q. How long does Dolocip work?

Dolocip is a long acting drug. Once the daily dose is enough for the relief of pain but it depends from person to person as the effectiveness of piroxicam increases when given for few weeks.

Q. Can you get high by using Dolocip?

No. Dolocip is not known to cause high. It is a non-narcotic painkiller.

Q. Can Dolocip be used to treat menstrual cramp?

Dolocip is not approved for the treatment of menstrual cramps. Research studies have shown that piroxicam is quite effective in significantly decreasing the menstrual cramps.

Q. Can I use Dolocip for a migraine?

Dolocip is not approved for the treatment of migraine. Research studies have shown that Dolocip is effective in significantly decreasing the pain associated with migraine without aura.

Q. Is Dolocip effective in back pain management?

Yes. It can be given for decreasing the back pain. However, you should consult your doctor for the exact cause of your back pain and then start the treatment. Do not self-medicate yourself with Dolocip as the cause of back pain can be different for different person.

Q. Is Dolocip affective in gout management?

Yes. Dolocip can be given for the treatment of acute gout. Research studies have shown Dolocip to be highly effective in the treatment of acute gout.

Q. Can you donate blood when on the medication with Dolocip?

Yes. You can donate blood when on Dolocip. Do inform your doctor before donating blood.

Q. Can I use Dolocip if I am a diabetic?

Dolocip in a diabetic patient can only be taken only by consulting a doctor because these medicines have the propensity to cause renal failure when taken for a long period. Diabetes itself causes renal Dolocip so taking piroxicam can lead to increased risk of renal failure by many folds.

Q. Can I use Dolocip if I have a deranged renal function?

No. Dolocip should not be taken if you have a abnormal renal function because long-term administration of NSAIDs has resulted in renal papillary necrosis and another renal injury.

Q. Can Dolocip lead to skin reactions?

Yes. Dolocip is known to cause skin reactions which can be very severe such as exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), which can be fatal. These serious events may occur without warning. You should inform your doctor if you feel you have a mild rash and immediately discontinue the drug.

Q. Can I use Dolocip if I am pregnant?

No. Dolocip should not be taken in pregnancy. It causes premature closure of the ductus arteriosus which can lead to fetal heart failure and death of the baby.

Q. Can I use Dolocip if I have peptic ulcer disease?

No. Dolocip is contraindicated in cases of active peptic ulcer disease. Dolocip is known to cause gastric ulceration and bleeding.

Q. Can I use Dolocip if I have asthma?

Some patients with asthma are hypersensitive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs like aspirin which can lead to acute attacks of asthma. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. Can Dolocip lead to difficulty in conception?

Yes. Dolocip can sometimes cause reversible infertility. Piroxicam by its mechanism of action may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. Can Dolocip be used with diuretics?

No. Dolocip should not be used with diuretics. Dolocip reduces the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides diuretics in some patients. This response has been attributed to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis.

Q. Can Dolocip be used with lithium?

No. Dolocip should not be used with lithium. Dolocip leads to an elevation of plasma lithium levels and a reduction in renal lithium clearance. This is because of inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis by the NSAID. Consult and inform your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. Can Dolocip be used with warfarin?

No. Dolocip should be avoided with warfarin as they both lead to increase in bleeding tendencies. Inform your doctor if you are taking any of the medications. If given together then the therapy should be monitored closely.

Q. What increases the chances of getting a gastric ulcer when I am already taking Dolocip?

The chances of gastric ulceration increases if you take medicines like corticosteroids and anticoagulants. Long term use, alcohol, smoking and old age are few other factors which can increase the chances of ulceration.

Q. Who should not take a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)/ Dolocip?

Patients who had an asthma attack, hives, or other allergic reaction with aspirin or any other NSAID medicine or for pain right before or after heart bypass surgery.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Dolocip?

GI discomfort and, rarely, serious GI side effects, such as ulcers and bleeding, serious skin side effects such as exfoliative, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis, liver failure, renal damage.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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