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Last Updated: September 03, 2019

This is used for the treatment of muscle stiffness. It is anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Also, it works as a competitive GABAA receptor antagonist. It prohibits the action of cyclo-oxygenase in the body and lowers pain and swelling. This medication provides relief for

  • Stiffness in spinal
  • Muscle diseases
  • Joint diseases
  • Nerve diseases
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Nonaticular rheutism.

The dosage is determined by your doctor based on your condition. However, the usual dose in adults is about 16 mg per day taken or 8 mg per day.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Peptic Ulcer

  • Asthma

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    This medication may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
    Taking aceclofenac with alcohol may increase risk of stomach bleeding.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is extremely unsafe to be used during pregnancy. Studies carried out on humans and animals have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Doctor consultation is recommended in such cases.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    In some of the patients it may impair driving performence and operate machinary.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    The lowest effective dose should be used and renal function monitored regularly.
    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with underlying kidney disease.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    In case of overdose, consult your doctor.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Thiocolchicoside as ingredient

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It is a derivative of glucoside, colchicoside that is contained within Colchicum autumnale plant. Thiocolchicoside is a type of synthetic sulphur derivative. Thiocolchicoside has a high affinity for g-aminobutyric acid receptors. It activates GABA pathways and acts on the muscular contractures.

Ques: What is Thiocolchicoside?

Ans: Thiocolchicoside is a salt which is used for Muscles stiffness in the joint diseases, Muscles stiffness in spinal, Muscles stiffness in nerve diseases and muscle diseases. Its perform its action by working on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm without the reduction in strength. This improves pain and movement of muscles.

Ques: What are the uses of Thiocolchicoside?

Ans: This is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Muscles stiffness in the joint diseases, spine, nerve disease, and muscle diseases.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Thiocolchicoside?

Ans: This is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects such as allergy, Urge to vomit, Brief loss of consciousness, Sleepiness weakness, Symptoms due to exposure to sunlight, etc.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Thiocolchicoside?

Ans: Store This in a cool dry place and keep it in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store this medication out of sight and reach of children. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them.

Ques: How long do I need to use Thiocolchicoside before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: It is a medicine which takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions. It would be ideal if you note, it doesn't mean you will begin to notice such health improvement in a similar time span as different patients.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Thiocolchicoside?

Ans: Contraindication to Thiocolchicoside. In addition, this medication should not be used if you have the following conditions such as Allergic to thiocolchicoside, Breastfeeding, and Pregnant.

Ques: Is Thiocolchicoside safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Ques: Will Thiocolchicoside be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this medication can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Allergy, Urge to vomit, Brief loss of consciousness, Sleepiness weakness, Symptoms due to exposure to sunlight, etc.
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About Thiocolchicoside
What are the uses of Thiocolchicoside
What are the contraindications of Thiocolchicoside ?
What are the side effects of Thiocolchicoside ?
Key highlights of Thiocolchicoside
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Thiocolchicoside
How does this medication work?
FAQs about Thiocolchicoside