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Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT

Manufacturer: Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Piroxicam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: August 09, 2019

This medication is used in the treatment of swelling, pain and joint stiffness resulting from arthritis. It belongs to a group of drugs called NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). This medication works by inhibiting the production of certain substances in the body that leads to inflammation.

You also need to take certain precautions before taking this medication. You need to inform your doctor about any allergies that you may have before starting a course of this medication. This drug may also contain certain inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions in the body. You should also try to stay off alcohol and tobacco while taking this medication as it increases the risk of stomach bleeding.

The most common use of this medication is:

Side effects that can occur because of consuming this medication are:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for an average duration of 48 to 72 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medication can be observed in 30 min to 1 hour.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    A doctor should be contacted immediately if an overdose of this medication is suspected.

This medication belongs to Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) group. It works as an analgesic by inhibiting the prostaglandin synthesis which is essential to sensitize the afferent nerves to induces pain. It works as an anti-inflammatory by inhibiting the prostaglandins synthesis which are mediators of inflammation.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Asthma

    This medication should not be taken if you have NSAID-sensitive asthma. Any such history should be reported to the doctor so that appropriate substitution can be done.

    Gastrointestinal Toxicity

    This medication and other NSAIDs should be taken after consulting a doctor especially if the intended duration is longer than a month. Any symptom indicating ulceration and bleeding like chronic indigestion, coffee-colored dry blood in stools or vomiting of blood should be reported immediately.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    This medication should not be consumed with alcohol. Symptoms of stomach bleeding (such as the presence of dried and coffee colored blood in cough or stools) should be reported to the doctor immediately.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Warfarin

    These medications may increase the risk of bleeding if taken together. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any pain medications or if you have any bleeding disorder. An alternate class of medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Corticosteroids

    Use with caution as this combination will increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Inform the doctor if you are taking either of the medicines. Consider taking alternative medicine after consulting your doctor.

    Fluoroquinolone

    These medications may increase the central nervous system stimulation and causes tremors, involuntary body movements, and seizures. Inform the doctor if you are receiving antibiotics belongs to fluoroquinolones. Consider the alternate class of medicine based on the clinical condition.

    Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

    This medication may alter the effect of antihypertensives, therefore should be used with caution. Inform the doctor if you are receiving antihypertensives like captopril, enalapril, benazepril. Monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Any changes in the blood pressure should be informed to the doctor. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

Ques: What is Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT?

Ans: This medication has Piroxicam as an active element present. It performs its action by reducing the production of prostaglandins that cause pain.

Ques: What are the uses of Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT?

Ans: This medication is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as swelling, stiffness and joint pain, postoperative pain, acute gout, acute musculoskeletal conditions, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT?

Ans: This medication has some commonly reported side effects. Here are some side effects of this medication which are as follows: abdominal pain, constipation, headache, dizziness, burning sensation in the stomach, excessive air or gas in the stomach, shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet, etc.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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