Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) that is mostly prescribed to children. Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml is used to treat pain and discomfort caused by arthritis (including Still's disease), headaches, toothaches, periods, and fever in children, as well as postoperative pain. Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml reduces pain and inflammation while being taken, but it does not treat the underlying cause of the discomfort. Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml contains Mefenamic acid as an active ingredient which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that has analgesic and antipyretic characteristics. It mainly works by inhibiting prostaglandin activity.
Although Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml in suspension form is made for children, it can also be given to adults. This drug is usually indicated to treat mild to moderate pain in children aged 14 and above for a short period of time (7 days or less). Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml is available in suspension form that is taken by mouth usually up to 3 times a day by a child (above 12yrs),either with or without food or as directed by your doctor. This medication can be taken with food or milk in case of stomach upset.
Do not recommend Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml to anyone even if they have the same ailment as you. If you're getting urine testing, inform your doctor because Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml could impact the outcome. During treatment, your doctor may perform some blood tests. Common side effects of this medicine include diarrhea, constipation, nausea, anorexia, flatulence, etc. Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml can increase the risk of fatal heart attack and stroke in adults so avoid using it before or after heart bypass surgery (CABG/coronary artery bypass graft). NSAIDs like mefenamic acid can induce stomach ulcers, bleeding, and perforations in the intestine. These issues can arise at any point during therapy, without warning symptoms, and can result in death.
Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml is used as:
1. Antiinflammatory analgesic for symptomatic relief of:
2. Menorrhagia (heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding) due to dysfunctional causes and presence of an IUD (intrauterine device)
3. Primary dysmenorrhea (severe menstrual cramps and pain)
This medication can be used for several other conditions not included in this prescription guide.
How Does Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml Work
Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml contains Mefenamic acid as an active ingredient. Mefenamic acid acts by inhibiting the activity of cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes, which are found naturally. These enzymes aid in the production of prostaglandins, which are a type of molecule found in the body. Pain and inflammation are caused by prostaglandins, which are created at locations of injury or damage. Because COX enzymes are inhibited, fewer prostaglandins are created, reducing pain and inflammation.
How to use Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml
Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml is available in suspension form and is taken orally (by mouth) up to 4 times a day with or without food or as directed by your doctor.
Form and strength Of Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml
Syrup and Suspension: 100mg/5ml (60ml), 50mg/5ml (60ml)
Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml in liquid form is for children only. If you're an adult taking this suspension, talk to your doctor about how much to take.
The standard dose can be administered up to three times per day.
Patients over the age of 65 are more likely to experience adverse effects, therefore they should take the lowest effective dose for the shortest time possible, with further monitoring by their doctor.
Unless the hazards outweigh the benefits, this medicine should not be used during pregnancy.
Mefenamic acid can be passed on to the baby through breast milk. Unless your doctor advises otherwise, you should not use Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml while breastfeeding.
Do not take Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml and consult your doctor if your child has a medical history of any of the following:
Take special care and please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml:
Consult your doctor about the use of the following medicines before using Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml:
This document does not contain all probable drug reactions, it is advisable to keep a list of medicines in use and discuss it with your doctor ( this includes prescription/nonprescription and herbal products).
Common Adverse Effects
Following side effects may not require immediate medical attention until becomes troublesome:
Rare Adverse Effects
Because Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml may induce serious and fatal infusion responses followed by cardiac collapse, the following side effects may require rapid attention and report to your doctor:
This is by no means a complete list of possible negative effects. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any other side effects not listed above.
How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects
#1. How to store Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml?
Keep Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml in a container at room temperature. Protect from heat. Store in a cool, dry location. keep all medications in a secure location and should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.
#2. What if I take too much of Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml?
In case of too much consumption contact, your doctor immediately as Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml may cause stomach pain or tenderness, diarrhoea, muscular twitches, seizures (fits), confusion, dizziness, or hallucination
#3. What if I miss a dose of Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml?
If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.
#4. will Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml affect my fertility??
Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml is not suggested in women who are trying to conceive since it may decrease female fertility. Withdrawal of mefenamic acid should be considered in women who are having trouble conceiving or who are undergoing infertility investigations.
#5. Can Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml cause dizziness? if so, how should I manage it?
Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the period of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.
#6. How long will I have to continue taking the medication?
Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml is prescribed to be applied for 7 days (except for Stills disease) or as advised by your doctor.
#7. Can I consume alcohol with Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml?
Alcohol is known to make an individual dizzy, thus if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the period of your treatment. Alcohol can also increase the risk of gastrointestinal complications while using Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml.
#8. How long does Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml take to take effect?
Within 20-30mins of dosing, Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml reaches its peak effect.
#9. What is the duration of this medicine's effects?
The impact of Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml lasts for around 4-6hrs hours.
#10. Can Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml be administered to infants?
No, Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml is not recommended for infants
#11. What lab tests will be prescribed while treatment with Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml?
Adjunct laboratory tests may be performed to help select the appropriate dosage (such as blood tests, liver, and kidney function).
#12. What dietary instructions are to be followed when using Dolor 50mg/5ml Syrup 60 ml?
Continue to eat normally until your doctor tells you to switch to a specific diet.