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Dolobid Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is diflunisal (Dolobid)?
- What are the possible side effects of diflunisal (Dolobid)?
- What is the most important information I should know about diflunisal (Dolobid)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking diflunisal (Dolobid)?
- How should I take diflunisal (Dolobid)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Dolobid)?
- What happens if I overdose (Dolobid)?
- What should I avoid while taking diflunisal (Dolobid)?
- What other drugs will affect diflunisal (Dolobid)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Dolobid)?
Since diflunisal is sometimes taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Dolobid)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, gasping, fast heart rate, extreme drowsiness, and fainting.
What should I avoid while taking diflunisal (Dolobid)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Avoid taking aspirin or other NSAIDs without your doctor's advice. This includes ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), indomethacin, piroxicam (Feldene), nabumetone (Relafen), etodolac (Lodine), sulindac (Clinoril), and others.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any over-the-counter cold, allergy, or pain medicine. Many combination medicines contain aspirin or other medicines similar to diflunisal (such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen). Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of this type of medication. Check the label to see if a medicine contains aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Diflunisal can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Use only the type of antacid your doctor recommends. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb diflunisal.
What other drugs will affect diflunisal (Dolobid)?
Tell your doctor if you are taking an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor). Taking any of these drugs with diflunisal may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Before taking diflunisal, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- acetaminophen (Tylenol);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall); or
- heart or blood pressure medication such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with diflunisal. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about diflunisal.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Dolobid Information
- Dolobid Drug Interactions Center: diflunisal oral
- Dolobid Side Effects Center
- Dolobid Overview including Precautions
- Dolobid FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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