Colcoside 4mg Capsule

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Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Colcoside 4mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Muscle relaxation
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₹9.7/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Colcoside Capsule

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Uses of Colcoside Capsule

Colcoside 4mg Capsule is used for muscle relaxation
It relieves painful spasms of the skeletal muscles.
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Side effects of Colcoside Capsule

Common

Sleepiness, Dry mouth.

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How to use Colcoside Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Colcoside 4mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Colcoside Capsule works

Colcoside 4mg capsule is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centres in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm without reduction in strength. This improves pain and movement of muscles.

In Depth Information on Colcoside Capsule

Expert advice for Colcoside Capsule

  • Colcoside can increase the effects of other CNS depressants (alcohol, barbiturates) medicine.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Colcoside, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Colcoside 4mg Capsule
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Colcoside 4mg 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.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Colcoside 4mg Caps
ule during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
Colcoside 4mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Colcosi
de 4mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Colcosi
de 4mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Colcoside 4mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Thiocolchicoside

Colcoside 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.
No, Colcoside is not a steroid. It is a naturally occurring glucoside from a plant source.
Colcoside is a semi-synthetic derivative of naturally occurring compound colchicoside from the plant Gloriosa superb.
Colcoside 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 Colcoside 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.
Thiocochicoside works by acting on the centres in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.
No, Colcoside is not known to have any addiction potential.
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