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. Tridol DP Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Tridol DP Tablet is a combination of three medicines: domperidone, paracetamol and tramadol. Domperidone is a prokinetic which works on the region in the brain that controls vomiting. It increases the movement of the stomach and intestines, allowing food to move more easily through the stomach. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever and pain. Tramadol is an opioid analgesic (pain reliever) which works by blocking transmission of pain signals to the brain to lower pain perception.
Taking Domperidone+Paracetamol / Acetaminophen+Tramadol with alcohol can cause liver damage.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Tridol DP Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Tridol DP Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby. Consult a doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness (more than usual), difficulty breastfeeding, breathing problems, or limpness.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Tridol DP Tablet may cause side effects such as drowsiness and blurred vision. If this happens, do not drive.
Tridol DP Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tridol DP Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Tridol DP Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tridol DP Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I discontinue the medicine when my pain is relieved?
Tridol dp is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your pain is relieved. However, Tridol dp should be continued if you are advised by the doctor to do so.
Q. Can the use of Tridol dp cause constipation?
Yes, the use of Tridol dp can cause constipation. Talk to your doctor about treating constipation, if it persist for a long time.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Tridol dp?
Tridol dp should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine. Tridol dp can cause problems when used with medicine that can cause sleepiness or MAO inhibitors (certain medicines that are used in the treatment of depression or Parkinson’s disease). Tridol dp should not be used in patients who are suffering from severe liver disease or epilepsy.
Q. Can the use of Tridol dp cause damage to liver?
Tridol dp is usually safe in the recommended dose. However, an overdose of Tridol dp can damage your liver. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, it may increase your risk of liver damage.
Q. Can the use of Tridol dp cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Tridol dp can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water; Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than recommended dose of Tridol dp can lead to increased chances of side effects and liver damage. 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.