DOLMEN is presented in containers of 10 effervescent tablets, in an aluminiumtube. The tablets are round, white and do not have any marks. Acetyl salicylic acid belongs to the analgesic, antipyretic and anti inflammatory non steroid group of medicines, codeine phosphate is a light opiate and ascorbic acid is vitamin C. Dolmen is indicated for the symptomatic relief of occasional light or moderate pain, such as headaches, dental pain, menstrual pain and back ache. It is also indicated for the treatment of non rheumatic inflammation and the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatic fever. It is also indicated for fevers.
BEFORE TAKING DOLMEN
Do not take Dolmen:
-If you suffer from or have suffered from gastric ulcers, repeated duodenal or gastric discomfort.
-If you have had allergic reactions like asthmatic ones (breathing difficulty, drowning feeling, bronco spasms, and in some cases coughing or whistling when breathing) upon taking anti inflammatories, acetyl salicylic acid, analgesics, or the colouring agent, tartrazine.
-If you are allergic to codeine phosphate, ascorbic acid or any other component of this medicine.
-If you suffer from or have suffered asthma, rhinitis, or uticaria.
-If you suffer from haemophilia or other blood coagulation problems which predispose you to internal haemorrhages.
-If you are having treatment with drugs for blood clotting (oral anticoagulants).
-If you have kidney and/or liver problems (renal and/or hepatic insufficiency).
-If you suffer from renal stone fragmentation accompanied by oxaluria or aciduria or normal urinary pH.
-If you have haematic alterations like a deficit of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, haemocromatosis, sideroblastic anaemia and talasaemia.
-If you have respiratory insufficiency.
-If you are under 16, as acetyl salicylic acid has been associated with Reye’s Syndrome, an infrequent but serious illness.
-If you suffer bile disorders.
-If you are in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Be especially careful with Dolmen:
If the kidney, heart or liver functions are reduced, have cranial injuries, hyperthyroidism, prostatic hypertrophia, suprarenal insufficiency, present alterations of blood clotting or are being treated with anticoagulants you must consult your doctor before taking this medicine. If you are taking anti inflammatories or other types of medicine as certain medicines can interact with Dolmen and produce unwanted effects (see ‘Use of other medicines’). If you suffer from or have suffered from rhinitis or hives. Patients with a history of gallstones or gout must consult their doctor before taking this medicine. If you are diabetic, due to this medicine’s ascorbic acid content, it is possible that it
produces erroneous results in tests for glucose in urine, including tests with reactive strips. In the case of suffering high intracranial pressure and cranial trauma, as codeine can increase the pressure of cerebrospinal fluid. If you consider it necessary to continue the treatment beyond 10 days, consult your doctor. If you habitually consume alcohol (3 or more drinks a day) as it can provoke liver damage and increase the risk of digestive haemorrhage. If your doctor asks for a blood, urine, or other diagnostic test, indicate that you are taking this medication, as the values of the determinations can be altered. In the case of continued administration you must inform your doctor or dentist before possible surgical interventions. As it contains codeine it must be administered with care to those patients with a tendency towards addiction and abuse, as prolonged use can produce dependence. Do not administer systematically as a form of prevention against possible discomfort caused by vaccines.
Taking Dolmen with food and drink:
Take this medication after meals or with some food. If you habitually consume alcohol (3 or more drinks, beer, wine, spits… a day) taking
Dolmen may produce a stomach hemorrhage.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN
If you are pregnant or think you could be, consult your doctor before taking this medication. The consumption of Bioplak during the first and second trimester of pregnancy could be dangerous for the foetus or embryo and must be monitored by your doctor. You must not take
Bioplak during the third trimester of pregnancy.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine. Do not administer while breast feeding as this medicine is excreted with the maternal milk
Driving and using machines
Dolmen can make you feel drowsy, and so it is recommended to be careful when driving, using dangerous machines or in general doing activities where a lack of concentration is risky.
Important information about some of the components in Dolmen:
As this medicine contains 384mg of sodium in each tablet it can be prejudicial in patients with low sodium diets.
HOW TO TAKE DOLMEN
Follow these instructions unless your doctor has given you different ones. Remember to take your medicine. Your doctor will indicate the duration of the treatment with Dolmen, do not suspend the treatment before this. If you consider the effect of Dolmen to be too strong or weak, communicate this to your doctor or pharmacist. In order to take Dolmen disolve the effervescent tablet in half a glass of wáter and wait till it disappears and the bubbling and effervescence disappears before drinking it. This medicine must be taken after meals or with some food.
Adults and those over 16: take i1effervescent tablet every 4-6 hours, up to a maximum of 8 effervescent tablets a day if necessary.
Patients with reduced renal or liver functions: consult your doctor as the dose will have to be reduced. Administration of this medicine is dependent on the apparition of symptoms of pain or fever. As these disappear this medication must be suspended. If the pain is maintained for longer than 10 days, or the fever for more than 3 days, or they worsen or new symptoms appear, you must interrupt the treatment and consult your doctor
CONSERVATION OF DOLMEN
Keep Dolmen out of reach and sight of children.
Keep the tube well closed and at temperatures below 25°C.
Do not use Dolmen after the expiry ate indicated on the container.
Medicines must not be disposed of in the drains or thrown away. Leave unwanted
medicines and containers at the SIGRE point in a chemist. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of any containers or unneeded medicines. This way you will help look after the