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Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is a pain-relieving medicine. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain in conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It helps relieve pain and swelling in the joints and muscles.

Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. The dose and duration will depend on what you are taking it for and how well it helps your symptoms. You should keep taking the medicine even if you feel better until the doctor says it is alright to stop using it.

The most common side effects of this medicine include mild vomiting, stomach pain, nausea, headache, and dizziness. If any of these side effects persist or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

Before using it, you should let your doctor know if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease. Let your doctor also know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using the medicine.

Uses of Dolonex Tablet DT

Benefits of Dolonex Tablet DT

In Pain relief

Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is used for short-term relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect joints and muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It can help relieve pain in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis or even after a dental (tooth-related) surgery.
Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Dolonex Tablet DT

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dolonex

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

How to use Dolonex 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. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Dolonex Tablet DT works

Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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).

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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
Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Dolonex Tablet DT?

If you miss a dose of Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet, 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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Quick tips

  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet helps relieve pain and swelling of various joints and muscles.
  • Take it with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Your doctor will prescribe you the lowest effective dose of this medicine for the shortest possible time necessary to relieve your symptoms.
  • It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Enolic acid Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
NSAID's- Non-Selective COX 1&2 Inhibitors (enolic acids)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Dolonex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Neil, Esulide
Life-threatening
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Life-threatening
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Patient concerns

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My tooth heavily pains sometime. As I have cavity please suggest me a tablet for immediate pain killer.
Dr. Reema Mangaliyil
Dental Surgery
Use dolonex dt twice dailyAfter relieving pain get ur teeth root canal treated by a dentist
Pain in the knees for last 1 year. Please suggest best possible medicines.
Vipul Aggarwal
please send me ur latest standing knee X-rays please avoid taking dolonex dt at ur age
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FAQs

Q. What is the difference between Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet and diclofenac?

Both Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet.

Q. What is the difference between Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet and naproxen?

Both Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet.

Q. What is the difference between Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet and meloxicam?

Both Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet.

Q. What is the difference between Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet and ketoprofen?

Both Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet. Ketoprofen gel also showed excellent tolerability.

Q. What is the difference between Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet and tramadol?

Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet and nimesulide?

Both Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet and nimesulide are pain killers. However, Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet or any painkiller in the case of any fever with joint pain. Consult your doctor before starting Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet.

Q. Are Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet and aspirin same?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet be used along with dexamethasone?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet should not be used with dexamethasone. They both increase each other's toxicity. There is an increased risk of GI ulceration.

Q. Can Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet be used with methocarbamol?

Yes. Methocarbamol can be used with Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.

Q. Can Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet be used along with paracetamol?

Yes. Paracetamol can be used with Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet as no serious side effects are known. Inform your doctor before starting any of the medication.

Q. Is Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet a NSAID?

Yes. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Q. Is Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet a sulfa drug?

Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is a sulphur containing compound. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet a blood thinner?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is not a blood thinner. It is a pain killer. It should be avoided in a patient with a bleeding disorder.

Q. Is Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet a muscle relaxant?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet a narcotic?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet be used in hypertension?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is not a medication to control hypertension. It is important to note that Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet decreases the effectiveness of the antihypertensive medication when given together. Inform your doctor if you are taking antihypertensive medications before starting Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet.

Q. Can Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet be used along with Losartan?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet should not be combined with Losartan. It is important to note that Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet.

Q. Can Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet be used with Lisinopril?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet.

Q. Can Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet be used with calcium channel blocker?

Yes. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet be used with Tizanidine?

Yes, Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet?

Yes. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet can be combined with beta-cyclodextrin. Research has shown that combining Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet with beta-cyclodextrin leads to faster onset of action of piroxicam and reduced gastric side effects.

Q. Are there any alternatives of Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet?

Yes. There are alternatives to Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet. 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet?

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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet be used in the treatment of allergy?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is not a drug to treat allergy. It is a pain killer.

Q. How long does Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet work?

Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is not known to cause high. It is a non-narcotic painkiller.

Q. Can Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet be used to treat menstrual cramp?

Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet for a migraine?

Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is not approved for the treatment of migraine. Research studies have shown that Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is effective in significantly decreasing the pain associated with migraine without aura.

Q. Is Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet as the cause of back pain can be different for different person.

Q. Is Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet affective in gout management?

Yes. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet can be given for the treatment of acute gout. Research studies have shown Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet to be highly effective in the treatment of acute gout.

Q. Can you donate blood when on the medication with Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet?

Yes. You can donate blood when on Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet. Do inform your doctor before donating blood.

Q. Can I use Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet if I am a diabetic?

Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet so taking piroxicam can lead to increased risk of renal failure by many folds.

Q. Can I use Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet if I have a deranged renal function?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet lead to skin reactions?

Yes. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet if I am pregnant?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet if I have peptic ulcer disease?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is contraindicated in cases of active peptic ulcer disease. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet is known to cause gastric ulceration and bleeding.

Q. Can I use Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet lead to difficulty in conception?

Yes. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet be used with diuretics?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet should not be used with diuretics. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet be used with lithium?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet should not be used with lithium. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet be used with warfarin?

No. Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet 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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet?

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)/ Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet?

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 Dolonex DT 20mg Tablet?

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.

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