Colcoside 4mg Capsule

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Colcoside 4mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Muscle Relaxation
10 capsules in 1 strip

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Medicine Overview of Colcoside Capsule


Uses of Colcoside Capsule

Colcoside 4mg Capsule is used for muscle relaxation.

Side effects of Colcoside Capsule


Decreased blood pressure, Sleepiness, Fatigue, Weakness, Headache, Dizziness, Abdominal cramp, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Influenza like symptoms, Diarrhoea, Abdominal bloating.


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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Colcoside 4mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Colcoside Capsule works

Colcoside 4mg capsule works by acting on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

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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Special precautions for Colcoside 4mg Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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.
Colcoside 4mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Colcoside 4mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Colcosi
de 4mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

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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