Dolostat SP Tablet
DOLOSTAT SP TABLET belongs to the class of drugs known as ‘non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug’ (NSAID). It is a fixed-dose combination composed of aceclofenac, paracetamol and serratiopeptidase. DOLOSTAT SP TABLET is used in the reduction of pain and inflammation due to bone or soft tissue injury, resolution of postoperative inflammation, oedema (swollen tissue with fluid) and pain. Aceclofenac works by blocking the action of an enzyme known as cyclo-oxygenase (COX) which causes pain and swelling in the injured or damaged tissue. Paracetamol acts as a mild analgesic (pain reducer) and antipyretic (fever reducer) which enhances the pain relief action of aceclofenac. Serratiopeptidase is an enzyme which helps in the breakdown of a protein (fibrin) which is formed as a by-product of the clotted blood at the site of injury. It thus causes thinning of the fluids around the site of injury thereby making fluid drainage smoother in the swollen tissue.
Pain can be temporary (acute) or lifelong (chronic) in nature. Acute pain is for a short time caused by damage to the tissues of the muscle, bone or organs. While, chronic pain lasts for life long caused due to nerve damage, osteoarthritis and dental pain due to damage to the tooth nerve, infection, decay, extraction or injury. There are different types of musculoskeletal pain caused due to soft tissue (muscle, tendon and ligaments) injury. Extreme tissue pain and inflammation caused due to sprains, strains or trauma or post-surgery may require a prolonged amount of time to heal.
You can take DOLOSTAT SP TABLET with food or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite or break it. Your doctor will advise you on how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. Most of the side effects of DOLOSTAT SP TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, indigestion, stomach pain etc. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Try not to stop taking this medicine of your own. Do not take DOLOSTAT SP TABLET if you are allergic to painkillers like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or diclofenac. It is not recommended for use in children. It is advisable not to exceed the recommended dose or duration of treatment.
Uses of Dolostat SP Tablet
Pain after any injury, Low back pain, Cervical pain, Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
DOLOSTAT SP TABLET consists of aceclofenac, paracetamol and serratiopeptidase. Aceclofenac works by blocking the action of an enzyme known as cyclo-oxygenase (COX) which causes pain and swelling at the injured or damaged tissue. Paracetamol acts as mild analgesic (pain reducer) and antipyretic (fever reducer) which enhances the pain relief action of aceclofenac. Serratiopeptidase causes thinning of the fluids around the site of injury thereby making fluid drainage smoother in the swollen tissue. Together these not only reduce pain and inflammation but also help in faster healing.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Dolostat SP Tablet
- Stomach Pain
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach upset
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Consumption of alcohol should be avoided during the treatment with DOLOSTAT SP TABLET as it may lead to an increase in the risk of liver damage. Patients with stomach ulcers, gastric bleeding, severe heart failure and liver or kidney disease should not take DOLOSTAT SP TABLET on their own. Besides this, it should be avoided during the last trimester of pregnancy, unless there are compelling reasons for doing so. If you have a severe allergy to painkillers like asthma, rhinitis, angioedema (swelling under the skin) or skin rashes, immediately stop taking DOLOSTAT SP TABLET. Use with caution in pregnancy and breastfeeding. Do not self-administer DOLOSTAT SP TABLET if you are pregnant or are nursing.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Drugs containing pain killers (nimesulide, oxyphenbutazone, metamizole), and blood clotting agents (warfarin) should not be taken with DOLOSTAT SP TABLET as they may interact.
Drug-Food Interaction: No interaction found.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Inform your doctor if you have peptic ulcer, gastric bleeding, severe heart failure, and high blood pressure before taking DOLOSTAT SP TABLET.