SALT INFORMATIONThiocolchicoside(4 mg)
Thiocolchicoside is used (as an additive treatment) for relieving painful stiffness or constriction in various diseases of the muscles, nerves, spine and the joints.
Urge to vomit (nausea), sleepiness (somnolence), weakness (asthenia), allergy, and brief loss of consciousness due to unexpected emotional or physical stress (vasovagal reactions).
* Thiocolchicoside may show drug interaction with other muscle-relaxing drugs and increasing their side effects or toxicity. * Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Thiocolchicoside belongs to group of medicines called muscle relaxant. It is semi-synthetic derivative of naturally occurring compound colchicoside. It acts against chemical called gamma amino-butyric acid (GABA). It reduces the swelling (anti-inflammatory) and pain (analgesic), and relaxes the muscles.
Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration * For treatment of muscle spasm: * Adults and adolescents over 16 years: 4-8 mg twice daily or up to 16 mg per day. The treatment duration is limited to 7 consecutive daysNote: It is available as tablet form with drug aceclofenac (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug).
DOs and DON'Ts
* Do not take if you are allergic to thiocolchicoside * Do not start or continue the thiocolchicoside and consult your doctor If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
* Do not take thiocolchicoside if you are allergic to it or to any of the other ingredients of this drug. * Itshould not be used in children and adolescents below 16 years of age. * It is contraindicated during the pregnancy period, breast feeding, and in women of childbearing potential not using contraception.
Q. Is thiocolchicoside a steroid?No, thiocolchicoside is not a steroid. It is a semi-synthetic muscle relaxant.Q. Thiocolchicoside is derived from which plant?Thiocolchicoside is a semi-synthetic derivative of naturally occurring compound colchicoside from the plant Gloriosa superba.Q. What is thiocolchicoside and aceclofenac?Thiocolchicoside is used as combination with aceclofenac to treat painful muscular contraction (spasm).Q. Is thiocolchicoside safe?Thiocolchicoside is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.Q. Is thiocolchicoside safe during pregnancy?No, thiocolchicoside is contraindicated during pregnancy. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.
1. Prescribing information: http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Referrals_document/Thiocolchicoside-containing_medicines/WC500155449.pdf2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3072020/
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