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Danzen DS Tablet in Pakistan: Uses, Side Effects, Price & More

Dr. Arslan Shamim

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Danzen DS is a proteolytic enzyme. Its use is indicated to treat a host of painful conditions including back pain, osteoarthritis, toothache, migraine headaches, etc. Keep reading to learn about Danzen DS, its uses, side effects, and price in Pakistan.

Danzen DS tablet uses

Danzen DS is Serrapeptse- a proteolytic enzyme obtained from silkworms. It has anti-inflammatory actions that help in reducing pain and swelling associated with various conditions. Therefore it is used in conditions like:

  • Pain due to arthritis and osteoarthritis 
  • Joint pain
  • Pain associated with gout 
  • Muscle spasm
  • Bone pain 
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Tendonitis 
  • Sprains 
  • Pain associated with fractures
  • Back pain 
  • Pain due to frozen shoulder
  • Neck pain 
  • Bursitis 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Migraine headache 
  • Tension headache 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sinusitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Sore throat
  • Ear infections
  • Menstrual pain 
  • Toothache
  • Swelling after surgery
  • Swelling of a vein with the formation of a blood clot- thrombophlebitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)- ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Heart disease
  • Artherosclerosis 
  • Fibrocystic breast disease

How to take Danzen DS?

You should take a Danzen DS tablet with a glass of water. Swallow it whole. Follow the dose and frequency as advised by the doctor. Do not alter the dose and frequency, as it can lead to other problems. It is better to take it with food if you have a complaint of an upset stomach. Moreover, try taking an enteric-coated tablet as when you take it orally without any protection, it gets damaged in the gastrointestinal tract. 

Danzen DS dosage and strength

Danzen DS is available in a 10mg tablet form. The dosage can vary depending on the patient’s age and condition; therefore, refer to your doctor and carefully follow the dosage instructions as prescribed.

What are the side effects of Danzen DS?

There is not much clinical data about the safety of Serrapeptase. It is generally well tolerated. But it can cause side effects like:

  • Nausea
  • Stomachache
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Cough
  • Rash

What are the alternatives to Danzen DS?

  • BiDanzen DS
  • Rapidase 

What are the available forms of Danzen DS?

Danzen DS is available as:

  • Tablets 
  • Enteric-coated tablets
  • Gelcaps

What are the risks and warnings for Danzen DS?

Allergic to Danzen DS

If you are allergic to Serrapeptase, do not take Danzen DS or any other medicine with the same generic name, as it can result in a life-threatening condition called anaphylactic shock.

Alcohol intake

If you drink more than three glasses of alcohol in a day, take Danzen DS with caution as it increases the chances of liver damage and sedation.

Kidney disease

If you have kidney disease, take Danzen DS with caution as it can worsen the preexisting condition. Do not forget to tell your healthcare provider about it. 

Liver diseases

Patients with liver disease should take Danzen DS with caution. It is because your liver helps in the metabolism and excretion of drugs. When it does not work properly due to any disease, it can cause accumulation of the drug in your body, leading to severe adverse effects. 

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, do not take Danzen DS unless your doctor advises it. It can affect the health of your baby. Breastfeeding mothers should also consult with a healthcare provider before taking it. 

Operating machinery 

Do not drive a car or operate any machinery while you take Danzen DS, as it can cause sedation, which can eventually lead to accidents. 

Interactions between Danzen DS and other drugs

Danzen DS may interact with blood thinners like clopidogrel and warfarin. Due to these reasons, you must stop its intake at least two weeks before undergoing any kind of surgery.  It may interact with medications like;

  • Aspirin 
  • Enoxaparin 
  • Ibuprofen 
  • Diclofenac
  • Naproxen 
  • Dalteparin 
  • Heparin 

A drug interaction does not mean that you stop taking the medicine on your own. But, you must tell your healthcare provider about it. 

To avoid drug interactions, you must give a complete history to the healthcare provider about other health conditions you have and what medicines you have been taking. At times, a dose adjustment can help prevent drug interaction.

Danzen DS Price in Pakistan in 2022

The price of the Danzen DS tablet in Pakistan in the year 2022 is Rs. 9.25 per tablet approximately.

Storage Conditions

  • Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children. 
  • Store it at room temperature.
  • Do not use it after the mentioned expiry date.

Do You Need a Prescription to Buy Danzen DS?

For buying Danzen DS, you are required to have a prescription signed by your doctor.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Arslan Shamim
Dr. Arslan Shamim - Author Dr. Arslan Shamim is a Internal Medicine Specialist with 9 years of experience. You can book an in-person appointment or an online video consultation with Dr. Arslan Shamim through oladoc.com or by calling at 04238900939.
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