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Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR

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Overview

Introduction

Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR is a combination medicine which helps in relieving pain due to muscle spasm. It relieves muscle stiffness or spasm and improves the movement of muscles. It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation.

Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Depending on the severity of your underlying illness, your doctor will decide the precise dose. It may cause side effects like nausea, heartburn, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, and diarrhea in some patients. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Inform your doctor immediately if any rash or allergic reaction is observed while taking this medicine.

Uses of Dolser Tablet MR

Dolser Tablet MR side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain / epigastric pain
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Sleepiness
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Dolser Tablet MR

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. Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR is to be taken empty stomach.

How Dolser Tablet MR works

Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR is a combination of two medicines: Diclofenac and Metaxalone, which relieves pain and relaxes the muscles. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). Metaxalone is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm. It relieves pain and improves the movement of muscles.

Dolser Tablet MR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended in patients with liver disease if this medicine is to be taken for a long time.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR helps relieve pain and muscle spasm that may occur due to strains, sprains, and muscle injuries.
  • It is usually used along with rest and physical therapy.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Dolser 50 mg/400 mg Tablet MR as it may cause excessive drowsiness.

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FAQs

Q. What is Dolser?

Dolser is a combination of two medicines: Diclofenac and Metaxalone. This combination helps to relieve muscle pain. It works by relaxing muscles by acting on central nervous system and lowering chemical substance in the body that causes pain and inflammation.

Q. Can I stop taking Dolser when my pain is relieved?

Dolser is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your pain is relieved. However, Dolser should be continued if your doctor has advised you to do so.

Q. Can the use of Dolser cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Dolser can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without consulting a doctor.

Q. Can the use of Dolser cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Dolser can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Dolser?

The use of Dolser is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to painkillers (NSAIDs) or any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of stomach ulcers or in patients who have active, recurrent stomach ulcer / bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, or any underlying liver or kidney disease.

Q. Can the use of Dolser cause damage to kidneys?

Yes, the long-term use of Dolser can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protects them from damage. Use of painkillers lower the levels of prostaglandins in the body which leads to kidney damage on long-term use. Use of painkillers is not recommended in patients with underlying kidney disease.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Dolser can lead to increased chances of side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Dolser?

Keep this medication in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
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References
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