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Uses of Dolo 650 mg Tablet
Dolo 650 mg Tablet is generally used for:
- Mild to moderate headache
- Muscle pains including the pains of arthritis.
Dolo 650 mg Tablet only provides temporary relief to the fever but does not treat the underlying causes of the fever. Sometimes people get fever and pain after vaccination, doctors usually prescribe this drug in such cases.
Side effects of Dolo 650 mg Tablet
Generally, Dolo 650 mg Tablet does not have any side effects in normal condition. But in rare cases, people have some unusual reactions like:
- Sometimes bloody or dark colour stool can pass
Precautions while Taking Dolo 650 mg Tablet
Consumption of Dolo 650 mg Tablet with alcohol is fatal and this can even cause serious liver damage. Always consult a doctor before taking this medicine if suffering from liver disease.
Kidney patients should consult a doctor before taking this drug.
Paracetamol can pass into breast milk and might harm your baby. So pregnant ladies and lactating women should contact a doctor before intaking this medicine.
Diabetic and person who is suffering from phenylketonuria or other condition should avoid/limit the intake of this medicine.
How Dolo 650 mg Tablet works
Dolo 650 mg Tablet contains paracetamol. Paracetamol mainly works on the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) that blocks the chemical messengers and reduces the intensity of the pain signal. It also inhibits the release of Prostaglandins (prostaglandins increases body temperature and fever).
Dosage of Dolo 650 mg Tablet
The dosage of Dolo 650 mg Tablet depends on many factors such as the patient’s age, health, medical history of the patient and many other conditions, please take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
The usual dose of Dolo 650 mg Tablet –
Adults: 1 tablet 3 times a day, every 6 hours.
Children (age – 12 years or more, weight – 40 kg or more): 1 tablet, extra dose after 6 hours if necessary.
Do not use Dolo 650 mg Tablet for more than 3-4 days, if you do not get relief, contact your doctor immediately.
Overdose of Dolo 650 mg Tablet
A high overdose of Dolo 650 mg Tablet may cause unusual tiredness, fatigue, low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting that can last up to 24 hours. Try not to take other cold medicines while having Dolo 650 mg Tablet, as many of the cold medicines contain combination medicine and that can cause an overdose of paracetamol.
Onset of Action Dolo 650 mg Tablet
It takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour to show the effect of the medicine.
Duration of Action Dolo 650 mg Tablet
Effect of medication lasts for an average of 4-6 hours.
Precautions & Warnings
Don't consume alcohol while taking this medicine it may increase risk of liver damage & other serious side effects such as Nausea; Headache; Vomiting etc.
It's safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. This medication is not harmful to the fetus; but consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking this medication.
This medicine usually causes no problems in your driving.
This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dolo 650 mg Tablet
Q.1) Can I buy Dolo 650 mg Tablet without a prescription?Answer. Dolo 650 mg Tablet is an OTC medicine, you can buy it without a prescription. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Q.2) What is Dolo 650 mg Tablet?Answer. Dolo 650 mg Tablet is used to temporarily relieve fever and tolerant pains such as muscle ache, headache, arthritis, etc.
Q.3) What are the usages of Dolo 650 mg Tablet?Answer. Dolo 650 mg Tablet is used by people suffering from fever, headache, muscle pain, menstrual cramps, arthritis and for the pain occurring after a vaccine has been taken.
Q.4) What are the side effects of Dolo 650 mg Tablet?Answer. The common side effects of Dolo 650 mg Tablet are Sweating, Headache, Vomiting, Nausea etc.
Q.5) Is Dolo 650 mg Tablet is banned in India?Answer. Dolo 650 mg Tablet is not banned in India. Its main constituent is paracetamol and it is the most widely used drug in India.
Q.6) Dolo 650 mg Tablet is safe to use during Pregnancy?Answer. Dolo 650 mg Tablet contains Paracetamol. Paracetamol is safe to be used during pregnancy. However; consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Q.7) How long does the effect of Dolo 650 mg Tablet last?Answer. Effect of Dolo 650 mg Tablet lasts for an average of 4-6 hours.
Q.8) Can a patient having high blood pressure take Dolo 650 mg Tablet?Answer. Using Dolo 650 mg Tablet is safe in patients with high blood pressure. To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.
Q.9) Can a patient suffering from diabetes take Dolo 650 mg Tablet?Answer. Using Dolo 650 mg Tablet is safe in patients suffering from diabetes. To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.
Q.10) Is Dolo 650 mg Tablet good for stomach pain?Answer. No, Dolo 650 mg Tablet does not work for stomach pain.
Q.11) Is Dolo 650 mg Tablet good for fever?Answer. Dolo 650 mg Tablet contains paracetamol as an active ingredient that relieves pain and fever. So yes, dolo 650 is good for fever.
For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Drug :-Barbiturates, carbamazepine, hydantoins, rifampin, sulfinpyrazone: High doses or long-term use of these drugs may reduce therapeutic effects and enhance hepatotoxic effects of acetaminophen. Avoid using together.
Busulfan: May increase busulfan level. Monitor patient closely.
Cholestyramine resin: May decrease acetaminophen absorption. Give at least 1 hour after acetaminophen or consider therapy change.
Sorafenib: May increase levels of both drugs. Avoid use together.
Warfarin: May increase hypoprothrombinemic effects with long-term use with high doses of acetaminophen. Monitor INR closely.
Dr. Naresh Dang is an MD in Internal Medicine. He has special interest in the field of Diabetes, and has over two decades of professional experience in his chosen field of specialty. Dr. Dang is an expert in the managememnt of Diabetes, Hypertension and Lipids. He also provides consultation for Life Style Management.
Kunal is a registered pharmacist with RGUHS with over 11 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.