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BAKWEL 8 MG CAPSULE

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Composition FOR BAKWEL

Thiocolchicoside(8 mg)

food interaction for BAKWEL

alcohol interaction for BAKWEL

pregnancy interaction for BAKWEL

lactation interaction for BAKWEL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Bakwel 8 mg capsule at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Bakwel 8 mg capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Bakwel 8 mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR BAKWEL

Thiocolchicoside(8 mg)

Uses

Bakwel 8 mg capsule is used for muscle relaxation

How it works

Bakwel 8 mg capsule works by acting on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

Common side effects

Abdominal cramp, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fatigue, Headache, Influenza like symptoms, Nausea, Weakness

SUBSTITUTES FOR BAKWEL

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    Rs. 21.30/capsule
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  • ZYFLEX 8 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 22.56/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 225.60
    pay 35% more per capsule
  • THIOQUEST 8MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Alchem Phytoceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 22/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 220
    pay 32% more per capsule
  • THICHOREN 8MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 25/capsule
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    Rs. 250
    pay 50% more per capsule

Expert advice FOR BAKWEL

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions FOR BAKWEL

Thiocolchicoside

Q.

Is thiocolchicoside a steroid?
No, thiocolchicoside is not a steroid. It is a naturally occurring glucoside from a plant source.

Q.

Thiocolchicoside is derived from which plant?
Thiocolchicoside is a semi-synthetic derivative of naturally occurring compound colchicoside from the plant Gloriosa superb.

Q.

What is thiocolchicoside?
Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant which is used in adults and adolescents from 16 years onwards as an add-on treatment for painful muscular contractions. It is to be used for acute conditions related to the spinal column.

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Is thiocolchicoside safe?
Thiocolchicoside is a safe medicine if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. Recently, there have been reports that one of the products formed in the body when taking thiocolchicoside at high doses may cause damage to the some cells which could be a risk factor for cancer, harm to unborn child and impairment of male fertility. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Q.

How does thiocolchicoside works?
Thiocochicoside works by acting on the centres in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

Q.

Is thiocolchicoside safe in pregnancy?
Use of thiocolchicoside is not considered to be safe during pregnancy. it must not be used during entire pregnancy period. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed this medicine during pregnancy or you are planning for the same. Its use is not advised in women of childbearing age especially if they are not taking any contraceptive measures also.

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Is thiocolchicoside safe in lactation?
Use of thiocolchicoside is not considered safe during lactation (breastfeeding). Please consult your doctor if you are advised to take this medicine and you are breastfeeding the baby.

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Is thiocolchicoside addictive?
No, thiocolchicoside does not have any addiction potential.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)