DOLONEX Gel 20gm


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Drug Information for DOLONEX Gel 20gm

What is DOLONEX Gel used for?

DOLONEX Gel tablet/injection is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

DOLONEX Gel gel is used to treat inflammation characterised by pain or stiffness.

DOLONEX Gel may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does DOLONEX Gel work?

DOLONEX Gel belongs to the class of drugs called cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors. The drug acts by blocking the action of a COX-1 enzyme, which hinders the production of prostaglandins. It prevents the formation of thromboxane A2 by blocking the migration of leukocytes to the site of inflammation. Thus, it relieves pain and inflammation.

How to use DOLONEX Gel?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use DOLONEX Gel as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Before applying DOLONEX Gel gel, make sure that the area to be treated is clean and dry. Apply a thin layer of DOLONEX Gel over the affected area and rub it gently.
  • In case of a tablet , swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take DOLONEX Gel drug with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • DOLONEX Gel injection should be administered only under the medical supervision. Always use a disposable needle and syringe for injecting the medicine.

If you miss a dose of DOLONEX Gel tablet , please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of DOLONEX Gel tablet/injection may include:

  • Severe drowsiness
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Vomiting
  • Tarry stools
  • Coma
  • Stomach pain

What are the drugs that interact with DOLONEX Gel?

Drugs that interact with DOLONEX Gel tablet/injection include the following:

  • Benazepril
  • Diatrizoate
  • Dilantin
  • Efavirenz
  • Enoxaparin
  • Fondaparinux
  • Hyoscyamine
  • Iodipamide
  • Leflunomide
  • Methenamine
  • Methotrexate
  • Tacrolimus
  • Tenofovir

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of DOLONEX Gel?

The following are the most common side effects of DOLONEX Gel tablet/injection:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Skin rashes
  • Tinnitus
  • Constipation
  • Pruritus

The following are the most common side effects of DOLONEX Gel gel:

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Skin rash
  • Numbness of the skin

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using DOLONEX Gel?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to DOLONEX Gel or similar drugs.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if DOLONEX Gel tablet/injection causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Be cautious while using DOLONEX Gel tablet/injection if you have any history of high blood pressure or of heart diseases.
  • Avoid using DOLONEX Gel injection if you have fertility problems.

What should you tell your doctor before using DOLONEX Gel?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart disease, liver disease, stomach or intestinal bleeding.
  • Inform the doctor if you are using any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about DOLONEX Gel

  1. Can I consume alcohol while using DOLONEX Gel tablet?
  2. Avoid consumption of alcohol while using DOLONEX Gel tablet, as it can increase the risk of ulcer or stomach bleeding.

  3. Is it safe to take DOLONEX Gel tablet in case of asthma?
  4. DOLONEX Gel can increase the risk of asthma attack. Therefore, avoid taking DOLONEX Gel medication if you have asthma. Please consult your doctor.

  5. Is DOLONEX Gel tablet/injection safe to use in geriatric patients?
  6. Consult your doctor before using DOLONEX Gel medication in older adults. The doctor may lower the dose of medication to prevent the risk of side effects.

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