Dolophine Coupon - Dolophine 10mg tablet


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Dolophine Coupon - Dolophine 10mg tablet

Dolophine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your pain does not go away, if it gets worse, or if you have new or a different type of pain. You may develop tolerance to the medicine. Tolerance means that you will need a higher dose of the medicine for pain relief. Tolerance is normal and is expected if you take this medicine for a long time.

Do not suddenly stop taking your medicine because you may develop a severe reaction. Your body becomes used to the medicine. This does NOT mean you are addicted. Addiction is a behavior related to getting and using a drug for a non-medical reason. If you have pain, you have a medical reason to take pain medicine. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. If your doctor wants you to stop the medicine, the dose will be slowly lowered over time to avoid any side effects.

There are different types of narcotic medicines (opiates). If you take more than one type at the same time or if you are taking another medicine that also causes drowsiness, you may have more side effects. Give your health care provider a list of all medicines you use. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. Do not take more medicine than directed. Call emergency for help if you have problems breathing or unusual sleepiness.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

This medicine will cause constipation. Try to have a bowel movement at least every 2 to 3 days. If you do not have a bowel movement for 3 days, call your doctor or health care professional.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of breast-feeding while using this medicine. This medicine does pass into breast milk. Talk to your doctor if you plan to begin or stop using this medicine while breast-feeding or if you plan to stop breast-feeding.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known

Black, tarry stools

bleeding gums

blood in the urine or stools

blurred vision

bulging soft spot on the head of an infant

change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow

changes in skin color

chest discomfort or pain




coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum

decreased urine output

difficult or troubled breathing

difficult, fast, noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing

difficulty with swallowing

dilated neck veins


dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

dry mouth

extreme fatigue


fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat


hives, itching, or skin rash

increased sweating

increased thirst

irregular heartbeat

irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing

loss of appetite

muscle pain or cramps

nausea or vomiting

numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips


pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin

pinpoint red spots on the skin

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue



swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs


trouble sleeping

trouble urinating

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

weight gain

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

Absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods


blurred or loss of vision

confusion about identity, place, and time


decreased interest in sexual intercourse

disturbed color perception

double vision

false or unusual sense of well-being

halos around lights

inability to have or keep an erection


lack or loss of strength

loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

night blindness

overbright appearance of lights

redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue


stopping of menstrual bleeding

tunnel vision

weight changes


Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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