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Overview

Uses of Dupox Gel

Dupox Gel side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Dupox 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 Dupox Gel works

Dupox 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).

Dupox Gel related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dupox Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Dupox Gel is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a 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 Dupox Gel via licking.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Dupox Gel?

If you miss a dose of Dupox 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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Expert Advice

  • Dupox 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 Dupox 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Dupox

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i am having a pain in the knee due to osteoarthritis what medicine to followa lot of joint pain
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hi. Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. You may take Tramadol for pain relief. Do hot fomentation and apply Diclofenac gel locally. Do knee strengthening exercises. If no relief , knee translant is the option.
I am facing too much pain in my legs (below knee) in muscles, they are also swollen & having strain.No relief after applying pain relief balm or gel
Dr. Akshay Choudhary
Ayurveda
Dont rub it Take Tab.Mobixox 1-0-1
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FAQs

Q. What is the difference between Dupox and diclofenac?

Both Dupox 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 Dupox.

Q. What is the difference between Dupox and naproxen?

Both Dupox 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 Dupox.

Q. What is the difference between Dupox and meloxicam?

Both Dupox 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 Dupox.

Q. What is the difference between Dupox and ketoprofen?

Both Dupox 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 Dupox. Ketoprofen gel also showed excellent tolerability.

Q. What is the difference between Dupox and tramadol?

Dupox 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 Dupox and nimesulide?

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

Q. Are Dupox and aspirin same?

No. Dupox 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 Dupox be used along with dexamethasone?

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

Q. Can Dupox be used with methocarbamol?

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

Q. Can Dupox be used along with paracetamol?

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

Q. Is Dupox a NSAID?

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

Q. Is Dupox a sulfa drug?

Dupox is a sulphur containing compound. Dupox 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 Dupox a blood thinner?

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

Q. Is Dupox a muscle relaxant?

No. Dupox 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 Dupox a narcotic?

No. Dupox 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 Dupox be used in hypertension?

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

Q. Can Dupox be used along with Losartan?

No. Dupox should not be combined with Losartan. It is important to note that Dupox 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 Dupox.

Q. Can Dupox be used with Lisinopril?

No. Dupox 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 Dupox.

Q. Can Dupox be used with calcium channel blocker?

Yes. Dupox 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 Dupox be used with Tizanidine?

Yes, Dupox 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 Dupox?

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

Q. Are there any alternatives of Dupox?

Yes. There are alternatives to Dupox. 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 Dupox?

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 Dupox be used in the treatment of allergy?

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

Q. How long does Dupox work?

Dupox 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 Dupox?

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

Q. Can Dupox be used to treat menstrual cramp?

Dupox 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 Dupox for a migraine?

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

Q. Is Dupox 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 Dupox as the cause of back pain can be different for different person.

Q. Is Dupox affective in gout management?

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

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

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

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

Dupox 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 Dupox so taking piroxicam can lead to increased risk of renal failure by many folds.

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

No. Dupox 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 Dupox lead to skin reactions?

Yes. Dupox 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 Dupox if I am pregnant?

No. Dupox 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 Dupox if I have peptic ulcer disease?

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

Q. Can I use Dupox 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 Dupox lead to difficulty in conception?

Yes. Dupox 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 Dupox be used with diuretics?

No. Dupox should not be used with diuretics. Dupox 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 Dupox be used with lithium?

No. Dupox should not be used with lithium. Dupox 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 Dupox be used with warfarin?

No. Dupox 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 Dupox?

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)/ Dupox?

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 Dupox?

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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