Dolo 650 is manufactured by Micro Labs Ltd. and is in tablet form. It is not an over-the-counter (OTC) drug and usually requires a prescription to purchase it from any pharmacy. This medicine is essentially composed of the drug Paracetamol.
As the product name suggests, this tablet has a constitution of 650 milligrams of Paracetamol. The Dolo 650 uses an inhibiting mechanism that prevents the formation of chemicals in the body that are responsible for the occurrence of pain and subsequent onset of fever.
Dolo 650 can be used for headaches, mild to high fevers, and any other type of bodily aches. It is usually prescribed by doctors in case of recurrent high fevers.
Dolo 650 medicine can also be used for toothaches and certain types of inner or middle ear pains.
Dolo 650 tablet is used in the treatment of influenza, pneumonia, malaria, meningitis, and all other diseases which are identified with typical symptoms of fever.
What are the side effects of
Although it is very rare for Dolo 650 side effects to emerge if the medicine is taken according to a doctor's prescription, certain allergic reactions can occur in some people.
Rashes on the skin accompanied by mild or severe itching are some of the recorded, albeit extremely rare, side effects of this tablet.
In some rare cases, it has also been observed that this tablet can cause blisters on the skin and other similar allergic reactions along with blood-related side effects.
Apart from these acute side effects of this tablet, prolonged and frequent consumption of this tablet can also lead to more severe side effects.
For example, there is a risk ofpermanent damage to the liver and kidneys if this tablet is taken in more than the prescribed frequency or for several days at a stretch.
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects.
Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Just like any other prescription as well as non-prescription OTC drugs, there are certain precautions that need to be taken when consuming the Dolo 650 tablet.
Is it safe to prescribe this medicine to pregnant women?
Pregnancy: Although this drug is one of the safest pain management medications on the market, it should still be used in moderation by pregnant women. Moreover, during the months of pregnancy, it is advisable to consult a doctor whenever taking any sort of medication. Upon consultation, doctors usually advise pregnant women to take Dolo 650 in low doses and not too frequently.
Is this medicine safe for a lactating woman who is breastfeeding her child?
Breastfeeding: It is generally safe for lactating women who regularly breastfeed their babies to take this tablet. Paracetamol has been known to pass into the mother’s milk in very small amounts. Such small amounts of paracetamol have very little effect on the baby.
Is this medicine safe for people suffering from Kidney ailments?
Kidney: Prolonged usage of this medicine, as well as the excessive frequency of usage, can cause permanent damage to the kidneys. Moreover, for people suffering from ailments related to the kidneys, it is necessary to consult a doctor before consuming this tablet.
Can this medicine be given to people with existing liver conditions?
Liver: Extended usage of this medicine at frequent intervals, that is, more than 4 times within a 24 hour period can often lead to liver disorders and even permanent damage in some cases. Therefore, for people having existing liver issues, it is necessary to consult a doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it safe to prescribe this medicine to people with high or low blood pressure?
Blood Pressure: Since Dolo 650 contains a 650 milligrams constitution of Paracetamol, it is considered safe for people with existing cardiac ailments. For people suffering from high or low blood pressure, or even other conditions like high cholesterol, paracetamol has been observed to have almost no side effects, making it safe for use. However, it is always advisable to consult a doctor before beginning a course on these tablets.
Is this medicine safe for people who consume alcohol regularly?
Alcohol: This tablet does not usually react with alcohol, making it safe for use for people who consume moderate quantities of alcohol. However, for alcoholics, there may be indications of liver damage and in such cases, this tablet should not be taken without first consulting a doctor. Having a weak liver may be a cause for concern when planning to consume paracetamol tablets.
Does this medicine impair driving in any way?
Driving: This tablet does not have any intoxicating or tranquillizer effects and thus there is no chance of having cognitive impairment when consuming this medicine. This makes it perfectly safe for use for people who regularly drive or operate some form of machinery.
The dosage of this tablet can differ from person to person based on their body weight and existing physical health.
Since Dolo 650 mg is a 650 milligrams concentration of the drug named Paracetamol, it should not be taken more than 4 times in a 24 hour period.
It is also often advised that each of these 4 doses should be evenly spaced out by 4 to 6 hours throughout the day.
If one dose of this tablet has been missed and it is almost time for the next dose, then it’s better to skip the previous dose and continue with the upcoming dose.
Overdosing on Dolo 650 can lead to permanent liver and kidney damage.
Some of the symptoms that can help to identify an overdose of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and stomach ache.
Some medications can have adverse interactions with other drugs and this can often cause complications. The following are the drug interactions of Dolo 650:
Medicines like metoclopramide or domperidone, which are used to treat nausea and vomiting should be avoided when consuming paracetamol tablets.
Medicines like Warfarin, which are blood thinners and anticoagulants, should be avoided during consuming paracetamol tablets since it can increase the risk of bleeding.
Medicines like cholestyramine, which are used to lower cholesterol levels in the body, should be consumed with a minimum gap of 2 hours since it can interfere with the painkiller actions of paracetamol.
Medicines like chloramphenicol, which are used in the treatment of bacterial infections, should be used with caution and consultation with a doctor when consuming paracetamol tablets.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to do if aches persist even after taking the recommended dosage of Dolo 650?
In such a case, you should contact your doctor to see whether you can increase your dosage.
How do I know if I'm allergic to Paracetamol?
Dolo 650 composition can sometimes trigger symptoms of allergy including rashes, swelling, increased blood pressure and heart rate.
Can Dolo 650 be given to children?
This tablet cannot be given to children below the age of 12 years. You can only do so, upon the advice of a doctor.
Is it safe to take Dolo 650 in all stages of pregnancy?
Recent research has suggested that taking paracetamol in increased frequency during the third trimester decreases the immunity of the blood by reducing the number of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in the baby?s body.
Can Dolo 650 be taken during breastfeeding?
Paracetamol passes into the breastmilk in minor quantities which has negligible effects on a child and hence Dolo 650 can be taken during breastfeeding.
How many Dolo 650 tablets can be taken per day?
You should not take more than 4 Dolo 650 tablets each day.
Can I take Dolo 650 for the cold?
Yes, Dolo 650 can also be used to treat symptoms pertaining to the common cold.