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food interaction for DOLOPHOB

alcohol interaction for DOLOPHOB

pregnancy interaction for DOLOPHOB

lactation interaction for DOLOPHOB

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Dolophob gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Dolophob gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Diclofenac Topical(1% w/w)


Diclofenac topical is used locally in the treatment of painful conditions such as arthritis of joint (osteoarthritis), conditions of the joint arising from destruction of healthy body tissue by the body’s immune system (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis), lower back pain, sprains or bone fractures, inflammation of joints (frozen shoulder, gout), pain and swelling over body.

How it works

Diclofenac belongs to class of medications called as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by blocking the production of a certain chemical substance in the body that causes pain, fever, and inflammation. 

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Skin rash
Heparin Topical(200 IU)


Heparin topical is used as an ointment or gel to relieve inflammation, pain, and itching due to piles; and other ano-rectal diseases (proctitis, periproctitis); pain, swelling and redness that occurs due to blood clots in the veins (thrombophlebitis), and bruising due to blood clots.

How it works

Heparin belongs to the class of medications called as anticoagulants. It prevents the formation of blood clots and causes dissolution of already formed blood clots.

Common side effects

Rash, Red lumps below the skin surface

Common Dosage

Patients taking this medicines

  • 76%
    One Time A Day
  • 19%
    Two Times A Day
  • 5%
    Three Times A Day


No substitutes found

Expert advice for DOLOPHOB

  • Inform your doctor if you have diabetes, angina, blood clots, and high blood pressure, raised cholesterol or raised triglycerides, liver disorder of the red blood pigment (porphyria).
  • Tell your doctor if you had or need to have surgery.
  • Avoid direct contact of gel/ lotion with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to diclofenac or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use if you previously had allergic reaction (asthma, hives or a cold) due to aspirin or other pain killers.

Frequently asked questions for DOLOPHOB

Diclofenac Topical

Q. Is diclofenac topical a blood thinner / controlled substance?
Diclofenac is a pain relieving medication and it does not significantly affect the function of platelets in blood; hence it is not a blood thinner. It is not a controlled substance as it does not have the potential for abuse or addiction.

Heparin Topical

Q. Is heparin a protein, anticoagulant (blood thinner), thrombolytic agent (clot buster), or antiplatelet (antiaggregant)?
Heparin is not a protein, thrombolytic agent, or antiplatelet drug. It is a glycosaminoglycan carbohydrate and used as an anticoagulant.
Q. Does heparin affect blood pressure or sleep?
Heparin is not reported to affect blood pressure or sleep. Consult your doctor if you experience such symptoms.
Q. Does heparin affect platelets, INR (international normalized ratio), or PTT (partial thromboplastin time)?
Heparin affects INR (used to monitor the effectiveness of the anticoagulant), and PTT (blood test determines the blood clotting time), both of which increase as the ability of blood to clot decreases due to heparin. Heparin may also cause reduced blood platelet count.
Q. Is heparin made from pork?
Yes, it is obtained from the intestine of the pig (porcine) or lungs of cattle (bovine), when these animals are slaughtered for meat.
Q. Is heparin unfractionated?
There are two forms of heparin used as anti-coagulants; fractionated and low molecular weight heparins. Please see the product leaflet for more information.
Q. Is heparin present in human body?
Yes, it is produced in the body by mast cells.
Q. Does heparin come in pill form?
No, it is available as gel, ointment, and an injection form.


Content on this page was last updated on 03 November, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)