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Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT

Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT

Manufacturer: Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Piroxicam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT is used in the treatment of swelling, pain and joint stiffness resulting from arthritis. This medication belongs to a group of drugs called NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). It works by inhibiting the production of certain substances in the body that leads to inflammation.

Take the medication orally after consulting with your doctor. The usual dosage in 1 tablet per day. Avoid lying down immediately after taking this medication. You should take this medication with milk, food or an antacid to prevent stomach problems. The doctor will prescribe the dose based on your medical condition and how you are responding to the treatment. It is often recommended to take the lowest possible dose to prevent various problems like stomach bleeding and other problems. Side effects of this medication are stomach problems, drowsiness, nausea and dizziness. You should consult your doctor if these side effects become severe. Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT can also raise your blood pressure. In rare cases, this drug can also result in serious liver problems. If you see symptoms of liver damage like dark urine, nausea, vomiting, yellow eyes/skin and loss of appetite then consult a doctor immediately.

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 inform the doctor about any history of blood disorders, anemia and heart conditions before taking this medication. It is advised to avoid driving or perform any other activity that require alertness immediately after taking this medication. You should also try to stay off alcohol and tobacco while taking this medications as it increases the risk of stomach bleeding.

Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT is used to relieve symptoms of pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT is used to relieve symptoms of pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis patients.
Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT is not recommended if you have a known history of allergy to Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT is not recommended in patients with known history of Asthma.
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)
Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT is not recommended in patients undergone heart surgery.
In addition to its intended effect, Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Abdominal Pain Major Common
Constipation Major Common
Headache Major Common
Dizziness Major Less Common
Burning Sensation in Stomach Major Less Common
Excessive air or gas in stomach Minor Common
shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet Minor Less Common
Loss of strength Minor Less Common
Restlessness Minor Rare
Change in appetite Minor Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 48 to 72 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 min to 1 hour.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine 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 Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT is suspected. Signs and symptoms of overdose include stomach irritation, difficulty in breathing, black colored stools etc. Immediate medical attention is needed if an overdose is confirmed.
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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 Major
Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT 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.
Gastro-Intestinal toxicity Major
Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT 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 Moderate
This medicine 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 Major
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 Moderate
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 Moderate
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 Moderate
Doloforce 20 MG Tablet DT 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.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello sir I am 27 years old. I have uric acid problem. First time blood test report having 8.3 uric acid level. Then I have taken medicine prescribe by the doctor for 10 days (medicine are allopurinol 300 mg) then test again my blood and then it's level is 3.3 and after that doctor change the medicine (like uricostat 80 mg and doloforce dt) for 3 weeks. After that my uric acid level is 6.7.sir please suggest the proper treatment for this. Please reply as soon as possible sir.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello sir I am 27 years old. I have uric acid problem. First time blood test report having 8.3 uric acid level.
Then ...
You have to drink a lot of water and avoid purine rich meats and this is not too high now Most of it is excreted (removed from your body) in your urine, or passes through your intestines to regulate "normal" levels. Normal Uric acid levels are 2.4-6.0 mg/dL (female) and 3.4-7.0 mg/dL (male). Normal values will vary from laboratory to laboratory. Also important to blood uric acid levels are purines.To reduce the uric acid levels in blood, you may need to limit intake of alcohol, sugary foods and reduce purine rich foods like meat, poultry, seafood and pulses. Vegetables such as cauliflower, asparagus, spinach, peas and mushroom also contain a lot of purines
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I am 54 years old, I am suffering from teeth pain, top right side lost teeth, yesterday done root canal treatment, but pain not much more less. What is the pain reliaf immediately.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, you can take a pain killer to get relief from pain. Without checking you clinically we can't advise you. If you could send some pictures or x-rays or come for a consultation (free of cost) then we are in better position to comment.

Sir, I am 44 years old female, and I am suffering from bad toothache pain from two years so what should I do?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, there are various reason for toothache like worn down enamel, tooth decay, gum issue. I would advice you to get consultation or check-up with a dentist to know the exact cause and solution.

My grandma is 76 years old she is suffering from severe knee joints pain so please suggest some medicine for her to reduce the pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
My grandma is 76 years old she is suffering from severe knee joints pain so please suggest some medicine for her to r...
Anti-inflammatory: piroxicam 20 mg, Aceclofenac 100 mg painkiller: paracetamol 100 mg, voveron opium painkiller: tramadol 18.75 mg Never take medicine without consulting doctor in person whether conventional or homeopathic.
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I have a pain my wisdom teeth and can I take ketrol dt tablet for pain. How much dose I can use it.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have a pain my wisdom teeth and can I take ketrol dt tablet for pain. How much dose I can use it.
I can't advise about the allopathic medicines much. But any NSAIDs should not be taken more than thrice a day if i am not wrong... As a homoeopath i can suggest homoeopathic medicine... Mag Carb 30 tds. For easy eruption of teeth and pain.

Popular Health Tips

Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension

MBBS
General Physician, Himatnagar
Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension
Risk factors for high blood pressure (hypertension)
The top 10 risk factors for high blood pressure include:
Being overweight or obese

The more you weigh the more blood flow you need to supply oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. As the volume of blood circulated through your blood vessels increases, so does the pressure inside your arteries.

Too much salt (sodium) in your diet

Too much sodium in your diet can cause your body to retain fluid, and also causes the arteries in your body to constrict. Both factors increase blood pressure.

Too little potassium in your diet

Potassium helps balance the amount of sodium in your cells. Potassium causes the smooth muscle cells in your arteries to relax, which lowers blood pressure.

Not being physically active

Exercise increases blood flow through all arteries of the body, which leads to release of natural hormones and cytokines that relax blood vessels, which in turn lowers blood pressure. Lack of physical activity also increases the risk of being overweight.

Drinking too much alcohol

Having more than two drinks per day can cause hypertension, probably by activating your adrenergic nervous system, causing constriction of blood vessels and simultaneous increase in blood flow and heart rate.

Stress

High levels of stress can lead to a temporary, but dramatic, increase in blood pressure. If you try to relax by eating more, using tobacco or drinking alcohol, you may only exacerbate problems with high blood pressure. Relaxation and meditation techniques effectively lower blood pressure.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids)

Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, ibuprofen) can cause marked worsening of existing hypertension or development of new high blood pressure. It can also cause damage to the kidneys, worsening of heart failure, and even heart attack or stroke. Ibuprofen is a member of the class of drugs called nsaids, which includes naproxen (aleve, naprosyn, and anaprox), sulindac (clinoril), diclofenac (voltaren), piroxicam (feldene), indomethacin (indocin), mobic, lodine and celecoxib (celebrex).

Cough and cold medications (sudafed and other brands that contain pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine)

Cough and cold medicines frequently contain decongestants such as pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine. These medications cause your blood pressure and heart rate to rise, by constricting all your arteries, not just those in you nose.

Certain chronic conditions

Certain chronic conditions also may increase your risk of high blood pressure, including diabetes, kidney disease and sleep apnea.

A diet low in vitamin d

It's uncertain if having too little vitamin d in your diet can lead to high blood pressure. Researchers think that vitamin d may affect an enzyme produced by your kidneys that affects your blood pressure. More studies are necessary to determine vitamin d's exact role in high blood pressure. However, talk to your doctor about whether you may benefit from taking a vitamin d supplement.
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