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Dolonex Gel

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Product introduction

Dolonex Gel is a pain relieving medicine. It is applied topically to treat moderate to severe pain. It helps relieve pain and swelling or various joints and muscles.

Dolonex Gel is only meant for external use and should be used strictly as advised by your doctor. A thin layer of the medicine should be massaged into the affected areas with clean and dry hands. Avoid getting in contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. In case of accidental contact, you should rinse it thoroughly with plenty of water.

It is usually safe with little or no side effects. However, it may cause burning sensation and skin irritation at the site of application. They are usually temporary and resolve with time. If they do not get better with time or worsen, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

Before using the medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are using or have recently used any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. To make sure the medicine is safe, pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using the medicine.

Uses of Dolonex Gel

Benefits of Dolonex Gel

In Pain relief

Dolonex Gel 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 Gel

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

  • No common side effects seen
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

How to use Dolonex Gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Dolonex Gel works

Dolonex Gel 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

No interaction found/established
Dolonex Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Dolonex Gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
The baby's skin should not come into direct contact with the treated area of skin. Water-miscible cream/gel is preferred as ointments may expose the baby to harmful effects of Dolonex Gel via licking.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Dolonex Gel?

If you miss a dose of Dolonex Gel, 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

  • Dolonex Gel helps relieve pain and swelling of various joints and muscles.
  • Rub it gently over the affected area, until it is absorbed.
  • Do not apply to broken, diseased, infected or irritated skin, or to open wounds.
  • Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages, as these may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the gel in these areas.
  • Stop using Dolonex Gel and immediately inform your doctor if you notice skin rashes, sores, blisters or ulcers in the mouth, nose, throat or genitals.
  • Do not use it for longer than four weeks without talking to to your doctor first.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Enolic acid Derivatives
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
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
Brand(s): Oxy Triactin, Sioril
Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Novalgin RC

Patient concerns

I am suffering with lower backache, muscular pain. Had it last month too and had dolonex for 3 days.My cholesterol is high, should I take dolonex again?
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
You may take it for relief but cause of low back ache needs evaluation Get a vit D3/ vit B12/ MRI lumbo sacral spine And avoid bending forwards
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

User feedback


Q. Can Dolonex Gel 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 Gel or any painkiller in the case of any fever with joint pain. Consult your doctor before starting Dolonex Gel.

Q. Can Dolonex Gel be used along with dexamethasone?

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

Q. Is Dolonex Gel a NSAID?

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

Q. Is Dolonex Gel a sulfa drug?

Dolonex Gel is a sulphur containing compound. Dolonex Gel 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 Gel a blood thinner?

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

Q. Can Dolonex Gel be used in the treatment of allergy?

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

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

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

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

No. Dolonex Gel 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 I use Dolonex Gel if I am pregnant?

No. Dolonex Gel 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 Gel if I have peptic ulcer disease?

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

Q. Can Dolonex Gel be used with warfarin?

No. Dolonex Gel 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. Who should not take Dolonex Gel?

Dolonex Gel should not be taken by patients who had an asthma attack, hives, or other allergic reaction with aspirin or any other NSAID medicine. It should not be given for treating pain right before or after heart bypass surgery as well.

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