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Dolonex Rapid 20Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Pfizer Ltd
Medicine composition: Piroxicam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

This medication 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.

Side effects of this medication are stomach problems, drowsiness, nausea, and dizziness. You should consult your doctor if these side effects become severe. This medication 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.

The medication is primarily used for the following conditions:

Following are some of the common side effects that may occur:

  • 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. Consult your doctor before using it.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Dolonex Rapid 20Mg Tablet , 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. This medication 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 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


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    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.


    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.


    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.
  • Interaction with Disease


    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 Food


    Information not available.

Ques: What is Dolonex Rapid 20Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication performs its action by obstructing the release of a specific chemical that is responsible for pain and swelling.

Ques: What are the uses of Dolonex Rapid 20Mg Tablet?

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

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Dolonex Rapid 20Mg Tablet?

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

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Dolonex Rapid 20Mg Tablet?

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