FAQs ABOUT DOLOSTAT MR TABLET
What is the use of DOLOSTAT MR TABLET?
DOLOSTAT MR TABLET is used to treat muscular pains and spasms. It can also be used to provide relief from joint pain (Ex. osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis) and back pain (Ex. ankylosing spondylitis).
How DOLOSTAT MR TABLET works?
DOLOSTAT MR TABLET works by reducing pain and inflammation in the muscles and bones. It increases the effects of certain chemical messengers (such as GABA) in the brain and in spinal cord that induces muscle relaxation and blocks the release of certain chemicals (such as prostaglandins) in the body that causes pain, inflammation and swelling. Collectively, these action helps in reducing muscle spasms, joint pain and inflammation.
How to take DOLOSTAT MR TABLET?
Take DOLOSTAT MR TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not chew or crush the medicine. It is preferably taken with meals to avoid gastric irritation.
What is the best time to take DOLOSTAT MR TABLET?
DOLOSTAT MR TABLET can be taken at any time of the day. However, your doctor will decide the best time to take DOLOSTAT MR TABLET.
Can I stop taking DOLOSTAT MR TABLET once I started feeling better?
No. Do not stop taking DOLOSTAT MR TABLET without consulting your doctor as it may make your symptoms re-appear once again. If you feel better during the midway of therapy, consult your doctor for advice.
Can I take DOLOSTAT MR TABLET daily?
Take DOLOSTAT MR TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take DOLOSTAT MR TABLET every day or not.
Will taking a higher dose of DOLOSTAT MR TABLET be more effective?
No. Taking a higher dose of DOLOSTAT MR TABLET will not be effective rather it would be making you drowsier. Always take the dose prescribed by your doctor. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might increase the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of DOLOSTAT MR TABLET?
If you forgot to take a dose of DOLOSTAT MR TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of DOLOSTAT MR TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of DOLOSTAT MR TABLET to compensate the missed ones. Consult your doctor for advice.
What are the side effects of DOLOSTAT MR TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking DOLOSTAT MR TABLET are nausea, vomiting, indigestion, heartburn and stomach pain. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Does DOLOSTAT MR TABLET make me feel sleepy?
DOLOSTAT MR TABLET may causes sleepiness in some individuals. Therefore, restrict yourself from engaging into hazardous activities that requires complete alertness. Do not drive or handle any heavy tools or machines. Also, avoid consumption of alcohol as it may make you feel more drowsy. Consult your doctor if sleepiness worsens.
Can I consume alcohol while taking DOLOSTAT MR TABLET?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking DOLOSTAT MR TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
Is DOLOSTAT MR TABLET safe to use in diabetic patients?
DOLOSTAT MR TABLET may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking DOLOSTAT MR TABLET as a precaution. Your doctor will closely monitor you blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of side effects.
Can DOLOSTAT MR TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
DOLOSTAT MR TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Can the use of DOLOSTAT MR TABLET affect the liver?
Yes. DOLOSTAT MR TABLET may affect the way your liver work. It can elevate the levels of certain liver enzymes in your body. Therefore, it is not recommended for use in patients with liver failure. It should be used with caution in patients with other mild liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.