Dolo is the most commonly used pain reliever. It acts against mild to moderate pain.
Dolo is one of the most used analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer) drug. This medicine contains a non-opioid compound that acts against pain. It is available in different strengths. It is manufactured by Micro Labs Limited and is available over-the-counter.
The main active ingredient in the tablet is Acetaminophen/Paracetamol. The concentration of Acetaminophen varies according to the strength of the tablet. The various strengths in which Dolo is available are Dolo 500mg, Dolo 650mg , and Dolo 1000mg as tablets.
The most important uses of Dolo are:
The side-effects of Dolo are possible but do not always occur. Some of them can be rare, yet may lead to drastic outcomes. Upon observing any of the side-effects, a doctor must be consulted.
The most common side-effects of Dolo are:
The dosage and duration prescribed by the doctor must be followed. This tablet should be taken orally and must be swallowed whole. You should not chew, crush or break the tablet. It can be taken along with or without meals, but the time of consumption should be maintained throughout the course of the tablet. In case you experience nausea, take the tablet after meals.
The dosage prescribed by the doctor may vary according to various factors such as age, body weight, medical condition and the intensity of the symptoms. In most cases, Dolo is prescribed as a regular course, but the doctor will indicate to take it only when required, such as in case of persisting pain or intermittent fever.
When prescribed for the treatment of high-fever, the tablet is generally consumed once in four hours. In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If the timing is close to your next dose, skip the missed dose and consume the next scheduled dose. Never overdose on the tablet. Overdose may lead to adverse effects.
The analgesic activity of Acetaminophen is carried out by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins and by reducing their concentration in the brain. Prostaglandins are the chemical messengers that are responsible for the feeling of pain and inflammation.
The antipyretic activity of Acetaminophen is carried out by blocking the synthesis of Cyclooxygenase-1 and Cyclooxygenase-2 in the central nervous system that induces fever.
The effect of the medication is seen one hour after consumption and it lasts for up to six hours.
The following are the precautions that have to be followed for the duration of consumption of Dolo:
Some health conditions can make you more susceptible to the side effects of the drug. While prescribing the drug, discuss all pre-existing conditions and disorders with your doctor.
The following medications have the same composition and functions of Dolo and hence can be used as a substitute:
Paracetamol interacts with certain drugs. While some interactions may lead to the increased risk of side-effects, some may weaken the strength of Paracetamol.
Dolo interacts with the following drugs:
Dolo also interacts with certain laboratory tests and may lead to false positive results and readings. All the drugs consumed regularly or otherwise should be discussed with your doctor while prescription. This includes supplements and herbal medicines.
Ans: Yes . Dolo is an over-the-counter drug and can be purchased without a doctors’ prescription.
Ans: No. Dolo is not addictive. All addictive drugs are classified under Schedule H or Schedule X in India. Read the content on the product’s packaging to know more about the classification and the type of your drug.
Ans: Dolo does not cause dizziness or drowsiness. In case you experience the same, do not drive.
Ans: Yes. Dolo is safe to consume during pregnancy. No reports of harm to the fetus have been observed.
Ans: Dolo can be taken for any kind of pain only for short-term relief. Do consult a doctor who will prescribe the right analgesic based on the nature of pain.
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