Dolobid

Dolobid treats mild to moderate pain. It is also treats the symptoms osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Do not chew or crush tablets.

Dolobid Overview

Updated: 

Dolobid is a prescription medication used to treat mild to moderate pain. It is also used to treat the symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis). Dolobid belongs to a group of drugs called NSAIDs. These work by blocking chemicals in the body that cause pain and inflammation. 

This medication comes in an oral (by mouth) tablet form and can be taken up to every 8 hours, with food or milk. 

Tablets should be swallowed whole, not crushed or chewed.

Common side effects of Dolobid include nausea, dyspepsia (indigestion), stomach pain, and diarrhea.

Patient Ratings for Dolobid

How was your experience with Dolobid?

First, a little about yourself

Tell us about yourself in a few words?

What tips would you provide a friend before taking Dolobid?

What are you taking Dolobid for?

Choose one
  • Other
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain

How long have you been taking it?

Choose one
  • Less than a week
  • A couple weeks
  • A month or so
  • A few months
  • A year or so
  • Two years or more

How well did Dolobid work for you?

Did you experience many side effects while taking this drug?

How likely would you be to recommend Dolobid to a friend?

Dolobid Cautionary Labels

precautionsprecautionsprecautions

Uses of Dolobid

Dolobid is a prescription medication used to treat mild to moderate pain. It is also used to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, conditions that cause pain, swelling, tenderness, and stiffness of the joints.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Manufacturer

Diflunisal

For more information on this medication choose from the list of selections below.

Dolobid Drug Class

Dolobid is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Dolobid

Serious side effects have been reported with Dolobid. See the "Diflunisal Precautions" section.

Common side effects of Dolobid include the following:

  • nausea
  • upset stomach
  • stomach pain
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • constipation
  • gas
  • rash

This is not a complete list of Dolobid side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

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

Dolobid FDA Warning

Cardiovascular Risk

  • NSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk.
  • Dolobid tablets are contraindicated for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

Gastrointestinal Risk

  • NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients are at greater risk for serious gastrointestinal events.