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Dolonex Dt 20mg Tablet

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Piroxicam(20.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
DRUGS FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS

Medical Description

Dolonex DT 20mg tablet contains piroxicam which is a pain killer. It is used to treat painful conditions and provide relief from various kinds of mild-to-moderate pain. Piroxicam in Dolonex DT 20mg ta...
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Uses of Dolonex Dt 20 MG

Dolonex DT 20mg tablet is used to treat painful joints, pain from bones, back pain, neck pain or muscular pain in long-standing diseases of the bones and muscles like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthri...
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Contraindications of Dolonex Dt 20 MG

  • If you are allergic to piroxicam or any other ingredients of Dolonex DT 20mg tablet.
  • If you have a present or past history of stomach or intestinal ulcers, bleeding or perforation in the stomach or gut.
  • If you have problems with your stomach or intestines like Crohn’s disease, gastrointestinal cancers or inflammation.
  • If you have a history of past or on-going treatment with blood thinners such as warfarin, heparin to prevent blood clots.
  • If you have heart disease like heart failure.
  • If you have a history of known allergy or skin reactions to pain killers like Ibuprofen, Celecoxib or Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) or develop it after starting treatment.
  • If your age is more than 80 years.
  • If you are already taking another pain killer medicines like Ibuprofen, Celecoxib or Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).
  • If you are more than 6 months pregnant.
  • If you have a history of developing asthma or nasal polyps after consuming pain killers like Ibuprofen, Celecoxib or Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).

Side effects of Dolonex Dt 20 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain or discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Raised blood sugar, palpitations
  • Buzzing or ringing sensation in your ears
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling over the ankle, weight gain, blood in stools

Precautions and Warnings of Dolonex Dt 20 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Dolonex DT 20mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
  • Dolonex DT 20mg tablet is not to be taken during the first 3 months as it can cause adverse effects. It is advised to consult your doctor for safer alternatives.
  • If you are planning to get pregnant or are being tested for infertility, you should not consume Dolonex DT 20mg tablet, as it may increase the risk of threatened pregnancy.
  • You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a child before starting this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Dolonex DT 20mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Dolonex DT 20mg tablet is not to be taken during breastfeeding as it passes into breastmilk and can affect the baby. It is advisable to consult your doctor for safer alternatives.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Dolonex DT 20mg tablet?
A:
Undesirable effects such as fatigue, dizziness, drowsiness and visual disturbances (like blurred vision) are possible after taking pain killers. Therefore, it is not advisable to drive or use machines when you have consumed Dolonex DT 20mg tablet.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Dolonex DT 20mg tablet?
A:
Alcohol can cause abdominal discomfort. Consumption of alcohol also leads to increased acidity and increased chances of stomach or intestinal ulcer formation. Moreover, it damages the liver which can affect the systemic breakdown of the medicine which takes place in the liver. Therefore, it is advised not to consume alcohol with Dolonex DT 20mg tablet.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any pre-existing medical condition such as acidity or stomach ulcers, bleeding disorders, mental disorder, any kind of heart problem problems like raised blood pressure, heart disease, stro...
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  • You have grown in the nose.
  • You are planning to have a baby or taking treatment for infertility should avoid Dolonex DT 20mg tablet.
  • You are above 70 years, special caution is advised as such patients have less tolerance to stomach side effects while liver and kidney damage along with heart disease are more common in this age group...
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  • Caution is also advised if you have conditions that can increase the risk of bleeding in the digestive tract like bleeding disorders, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, cancers of the stomach or int...
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  • Dolonex DT 20mg tablet should be avoided if you are suffering from an intestinal ulcer or bleeding from any part of the digestive tract at present.

Mode of Action of Dolonex Dt 20 MG

How Does It Work?

When our body suffers any damage internally or externally, it reacts by starting a cascade of reactions which eventually leads to pain, redness and swelling of that body part. This chain of events res...
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Directions for Use of Dolonex Dt 20 MG

  • Take Dolonex DT 20mg tablet as directed by your doctor.
  • Disperse the tablet in a sufficient amount of water immediately before consuming it, with food or after your meal to avoid stomach discomfort, for a duration decided by the treating physician.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Dolonex Dt 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can interfere with the action of Dolonex DT 20mg tablet if, taken at the same time. Always inform your doctor about all the medicine you are taking, that includes all prescribed or n...
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  • In particular, if you are taking medicines for heart and brain-related medicines, blood thinners like warfarin, steroids like prednisolone, anti-hypertensive medicines like captopril etc.
  • Aspirin which is very commonly used in heart disease and some stroke patients can cause increased chances of stomach or intestinal bleed when taking Dolonex DT 20mg tablet. Hence, concomitant use of t...
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  • Digoxin, a medicine derived from plants that are used in heart failure can cause kidney damage and aggravate kidney damage if used along with Dolonex DT 20mg tablet.
  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are oral contraceptives like mifepristone,methotrexate, anti-epileptic medicines like phenytoin, antibiotics like ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin etc. sh...
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Interactions with food items

It is advised to avoid excess spicy or oily foodstuffs to avoid stomach discomfort.

Storage and disposal of Dolonex Dt 20 MG

  • Store below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
  • You should not use this medicine once the expiry date has passed. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • You should not use this medicine if you notice that the pack is damaged or it shows signs of tampering.
  • You should not flush this medicine in the toilet or pour them into the drain. You need to properly discard this medicine when it is expired or no longer needed.

Dosage of Dolonex Dt 20 MG

Overdose

If you think you have taken too much of this medicine and experience any uunusual symptoms immediately contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

  • Missing a dose of Dolonex DT 20mg tablet may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • If you missed any dose of medicine take it as soon as you remember.If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of medi...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take Dolonex DT 20mg tablet as a pain killer if I have stomach pain?

  • No, Dolonex DT 20mg tablet though is a pain killer medicines cannot be taken to manage stomach pain. It is strictly recommended not to use this medicine in stomach pain as the medicine itself can lead...
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  • It is better to consult your doctor in case of pain in the stomach to get yourself diagnosed first and only then take medications as prescribed by your doctor.

Q: Can I take Dolonex DT 20mg tablet as a fever medication?

A: Even though Dolonex DT 20mg tablet has been shown to have fever lowering effect, it should not be used as a fever medication. Dolonex DT 20mg tablet can cause gastric or intestinal bleeding. In some viral fevers, there is a decrease in the platelet count which can increase chances of bleeding along the lining of the gastric or intestinal tract.

Q: How will I know if I'm allergic to Dolonex DT 20mg tablet?

A: If a patient develops a sudden skin rash, breathing difficulty, itching, cold hands and feet, loss of consciousness immediately or shortly after consuming Dolonex DT 20mg tablet, he/she may be suffering from allergy to the drug and should be promptly taken to an emergency medical facility for further treatment.

Q: Is Dolonex DT 20mg tablet good for back pain?

A: Yes, Dolonex DT 20mg tablet is particularly good for back pain, but you should not take this medicine unless prescribed by your doctor. Back pain can be due to issues related to muscle, bone or disc between the vertebrae. Self-medication should be avoided.

Q: Is Dolonex DT 20mg tablet a muscle relaxer?

A: No, Dolonex DT 20mg tablet is not a muscle relaxer.

Q: Is this a habit-forming medicine?

A: No, Dolonex DT 20mg tablet is not a habit-forming medicine.

Q: Can I take Dolonex DT 20mg tablet if I have diabetes?

A: There should be cautious while taking Dolonex DT 20mg tablet when the patient is known to have diabetes as Dolonex DT 20mg tablet has been reported to cause an increase in blood sugar uncommonly. Therefore, it is advised to consult the treating physician before consumption of the drug.

Q: Why do I need to take antacid with Dolonex DT 20mg tablet?

A: Dolonex DT 20mg tablet causes increased acidity and can pose a risk of a gastric or intestinal bleed. Hence, an antacid is generally prescribed along with Dolonex DT 20mg tablet.

Q: What are the signs of adverse effects I should watch out for a while taking Dolonex DT 20mg tablet for a prolonged time?

A: Prolonged consumption of Dolonex DT 20mg tablet is to be done if it is prescribed by your doctor accordingly. Do not continue to self-prescribe this medicine. You should watch out for any abdominal discomfort or bloating, black stools, any redness or itching of skin post-consumption of medicines, swelling over feet and eyes, buzzing or ringing sounds in the ears. These are the main things to watch out for. However, in case you experience any other discomfort, report it to your doctor immediately.

Q: How long does the effect of Dolonex DT 20mg tablet last?

A: The effect of Dolonex DT 20mg tablet is seen up to 48 to 72 hours after having the medicine but it depends from person to person.

Q: Is Dolonex DT 20mg tablet a pain killer?

A: Yes, Dolonex DT 20mg tablet is a painkiller used to provide relief from various mild to moderate pain.
Product Details
Brand
DOLONEX DT
Expires on or After
15/08/2022

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ContainsPiroxicam(20.0 Mg)
UsesPain, inflammation
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, stomach upset, indigestion
Last Updated on: 27 Aug 2021 | 10:14 AM (IST)
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