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Composition FOR KETOFLAM T


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alcohol interaction for KETOFLAM T

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lactation interaction for KETOFLAM T

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Ketoflam t 4 tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Ketoflam t 4 tablet 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.
Ketoflam t 4 tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




Flupirtine is used in treatment of pain, musculo-skeletal pain, headache, nerve pain, post operative pain and pain during menstruation.

How it works

Flupirtine decreases the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

Common side effects

Fatigue, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal bloating, Itching, Tremor.


Thiocolchicoside is used for muscle relaxation.

How it works

Thiocolchicoside 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.


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Expert advice FOR KETOFLAM T

  • Flupirtine is given when pain killers (NSAIDs) cannot be given due to gastric damage caused by them.
  • Inform your doctor before starting Flupirtine if
    • You have an underlying liver disease
    • You take alcohol regularly
    • You are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Get your liver function tests done before starting Flupirtine and follow up tests every week while you are taking the medicine.
  • Stop taking Flupirtine and immediately inform your doctor if you get any symptoms of liver disease like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or yellow colored urine.

Frequently asked questions FOR KETOFLAM T


Q. Can Flupirtine be used in the elderly age group?
Flupirtine can be used in elderly patients but the dose needs to be reduced by half in this population.
Q. Is Flupirtine beneficial in the treatment of fibromyalgia?
Yes, Flupirtine is seen to be beneficial in the treatment of fibromyalgia in some clinical studies, however, Flupirtine is yet to get formal regulatory approval for this condition. Fibromyalgia is a disease that is characterized by musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and depression.
Q. What is the benefit of using Flupirtine with paracetamol?
Both Flupirtine and paracetamol help in relieving pain but they work in entirely different ways. When paracetamol is given with Flupirtine, pain relief is better as compared to single drug use. However, both can cause liver toxicity, so monitoring of liver function is very important when taken together.
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Q. Does Flupirtine cause liver toxicity?
Yes, flupirtine causes liver toxicity. Use of flupirtine is contraindicated in patients with an underlying liver disease.
Q. Can Flupirtine be used in patients with an underlying kidney disease?
Flupirtine can be used in patients with underlying kidney disease but the dose needs to be reduced by half in this patient population.
Q. Can Flupirtine be used for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain?
Flupirtine can be used for the relief of pain associated with osteorthritis and post orthopedic surgery pain. It is especially useful for patients who cannot take NSAIDs because of the risk of NSAID-induced gastritis.
Q. Does use of Flupirtine cause green discoloration of urine?
There have been case reports that flupirtine causes green discoloration of urine. However, this is not a very commonly seen effect. Inform your doctor if you experience this symptom.
Q. Is Flupirtine useful in the treatment of epilpesy?
Flupirtine is not approved for the treatment of epilepsy. However, a few animal studies have shown a beneficial effect of Flupirtine for treating epilepsy and this effect is still being explored.
Q. Would I experience any withdrawal symptoms once I stop using Flupirtine?
Yes, you can experience withdrawal symptoms once you stop using Flupirtine like sweating, tremor, and mood alterations with long term use of Flupirtine. Inform your doctor if you have these symptoms.


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



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