Dolo 650 Tablet helps relieve pain and fever by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers responsible for fever and pain. It is used to treat headaches, migraine, toothaches, sore throats, period (menstrual) pains, arthritis, muscle aches, and the common cold.
Dolo 650 Tablet has been one of the most widely prescribed paracetamol-based medications during the COVID-19 pandemic. It should be taken regularly as per the doctor’s advice. Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach. It may be taken alone or in combination with other medications. However, no more than four doses of Dolo 650 Tablet can be taken in 24 hours with a gap of at least 4 hours between two doses. Please do not take it for longer than recommended.
Though Dolo 650 Tablet is essentially safe, it may not suit everyone. Before taking this medicine, let the doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems, are allergic to it, or are taking other medications as this might affect the dose or suitability of the medicine. In general, take the lowest dose that works for the shortest possible time. It is also the first choice of painkillers during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
BENEFITS OF DOLO 650 TABLET
In Pain relief
Dolo 650 Tablet is a common painkiller for treating aches and pains. It is widely used and rarely causes any side effects if taken properly. To get the most benefits, take it as prescribed. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous.
In Treatment of Fever
Dolo 650 Tablet is also used to reduce a high temperature (fever). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever. It may be prescribed alone or in combination with other medicines. Take it as prescribed by the doctor.
HOW TO USE DOLO 650 TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dolo 650 Tablet is to be taken with food.
HOW DOLO 650 TABLET WORKS
Dolo 650 Tablet is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and fever.
SAFETY ADVICE OF DOLO 650 TABLET
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Dolo 650 Tablet.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dolo 650 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dolo 650 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Dolo 650 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Dolo 650 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dolo 650 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Dolo 650 Tablet contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for kidney disease patients.
Dolo 650 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dolo 650 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Dolo 650 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE DOLO 650 TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Dolo 650 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Dolo 650 Tablet
- Stomach pain
Q. What if I vomit after taking Dolo 650 Tablet?
If you vomit in less than 30 minutes after having a dose of Dolo 650 Tablet tablets or syrup, retake the same dose again. If you vomit after 30 minutes of a dose, you do not need to take another one until the next standard dose.
Q. When will I feel better after taking the Dolo 650 Tablet?
Usually, you will start feeling better after about half an hour of taking a Dolo 650 Tablet.
Q. How often can I take the Dolo 650 Tablet?
You should only take four doses of Dolo 650 Tablet in 24 hours. There should be a gap of at least 4 hours between two doses. Do not take Dolo 650 Tablet for more than 3 days without consulting a doctor first.
Q. Does Dolo 650 Tablet make babies sleepy?
No, Dolo 650 Tablet does not make babies sleepy. It is a pain-relieving medicine that is also used to control high fever.
Q. Is Dolo 650 Tablet safe for children?
Dolo 650 Tablet is considered safe for children only when used as directed by the doctor.
Q. Is Dolo 650 Tablet an antibiotic?
No, Dolo 650 Tablet is not an antibiotic. It works as a painkiller and fever-reducing medicine.
Q. Can I take Dolo 650 Tablet and ibuprofen together?
Ibuprofen and Dolo 650 Tablet are safe medicines, but both should not be used together. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.
Q. How long does a Dolo 650 Tablet take to work?
Dolo 650 Tablet takes around 30-45 min to start working and show its effects. It is advised to take this medicine for the duration suggested by the doctor. Consult your doctor if you experience any bothersome side effects.
Q. What are the serious side effects of taking an excess of the Dolo 650 Tablet?
Overdose of Dolo 650 Tablete may cause severe life-threatening liver injury. Taking more than the prescribed dose may also cause kidney injury, decreased platelet count, and even coma. Early symptoms of an overdose include nausea, vomiting, and general tiredness. Immediately consult a doctor or reach an emergency in case of a suspected overdose.
Q. Can Dolo 650 Tablet cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, Dolo 650 Tablet may cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine or a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to your doctor.<br>
Q. Is Dolo 650 Tablet helpful in relieving stomach pain due to indigestion?
No, Dolo 650 Tablet should not be taken for stomach pain without consulting a doctor. This drug can increase stomach acid secretion which may aggravate an unknown underlying condition.
Q. Can I take Dolo 650 Tablet with an antibiotic?
Yes, taking Dolo 650 Tablet and antibiotics at the same time should not cause any problems. Antibiotics are used to help clear infections but often don’t do anything to relieve pain. Therefore you can generally take Dolo 650 Tablet alongside your antibiotics. However, always consult your doctor before taking any medications.
Pack size – 15 Tablet
Pack form – Tablet
weight – 17 (gms)
dimensions – 7 (cms) x 9 (cms) x 1.5 (cms)
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.