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food interaction for LORCHEK MR

alcohol interaction for LORCHEK MR

pregnancy interaction for LORCHEK MR

lactation interaction for LORCHEK MR

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lorchek mr gel is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lorchek mr gel is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Lornoxicam(0.125% w/w)


Lornoxicam is used in short-term treatment of pain after dental surgery, pain associated with acute sciatica and  pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

How it works

Lornoxicam belongs to a class of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It works by inhibiting the prostaglandin synthesis (inhibition of the cyclooxygenase enzyme).

Common side effects

Nephrotic syndrome, Abnormal blood cell count, Pancreatic inflammation, Blood disorder, Duoedenal ulcer, Intestinal perforation, Gastrointestinal ulcer, Vomiting of blood, Skin reaction, Hypersensitivity reaction, Increased blood pressure, Insomnia, Decreased white blood cell count, Black and bloody stools, Renal inflammation
Methyl Salicylate(10% w/w)


Methyl salicylate is used as an anti-pain topical medication, as cream, gel, ointment, lotion or spray. It is used to temporarily relieve muscle or joint pain caused by strains, pains, arthritis, bruising or backaches.

How it works

Methyl salicylate belongs to a class of medication called analgesics. It works by inhibiting the formation of pain causing chemicals (prostaglandins) in the body.

Common side effects

Skin irritation, Tingling sensation
Thiocolchicoside(0.125% w/w)


Thiocolchicoside is used (as an additive treatment) for relieving painful stiffness or constriction in various diseases of the muscles, nerves, spine and the joints.

How it works

Thiocolchicoside belongs to group of medicines called muscle relaxant. It is semi-synthetic derivative of naturally occurring compound colchicoside. It acts against chemical called gamma amino-butyric acid (GABA). It reduces the swelling (anti-inflammatory) and pain (analgesic), and relaxes the muscles.

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 LORCHEK MR

  • Do not take lornoxicam, if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to lornoxicam or to other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; or if you have a rare hereditary problems of galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine.
  • Take special precaution, if you have gastrointestinal bleeding, cerebrovascular bleeding or other bleeding disorders; peptic ulceration or with a history of recurrent peptic ulceration; severe liver or renal impairment; severe thrombocytopenia (abnormally low number of platelets that are required for blood to clot); severe heart insufficiency; over-active thyroid gland (thyrotoxicosis) or adrenal gland disorder or a condition in which adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of hormones (adrenal insufficiency).

Frequently asked questions for LORCHEK MR


Q. Lornoxicam is used for?
Lornoxicam is used to treat moderate pain (such as pain after dental surgery), pain associated with acute sciatica and symptomatic treatment of pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Q. What is lornoxicam and paracetamol?
Lornoxicam and Paracetamol both belong to a group of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, both acts through different mechanism and used for different indications.

Methyl Salicylate

Q. Is methyl salicylate the same as aspirin or menthol?
Methyl salicylate is not the same as aspirin or menthol. Methyl salicylate belongs to the same class of medication like aspirin i.e. analgesics or painkillers
Q. How does methyl salicylate work?
Methyl salicylate relieves pain by inhibiting formation of pain causing chemicals in the body.

Q. Does it work as a blood thinner or kill bacteria?
 It is not a blood thinner and does not kill bacteria.
Q. Is methyl salicylate an active ingredient?
Methyl salicylate is one of the active ingredients of some pain relief topical cream/ gel/ lotion/ ointment/ spray.
Q. Is methyl salicylate safe?
Methyl salicylate is safe when used for an indication and at a dose instructed by doctor. It has local side-effects like cold or burning sensation at the site of application.


Q. Is thiocolchicoside a steroid?
No, thiocolchicoside is not a steroid. It is a semi-synthetic muscle relaxant.
Q. Thiocolchicoside is derived from which plant?
Thiocolchicoside is a semi-synthetic derivative of naturally occurring compound colchicoside from the plant Gloriosa superba.
Q. What is thiocolchicoside and aceclofenac?
Thiocolchicoside is used as combination with aceclofenac to treat painful muscular contraction (spasm).
Q. Is thiocolchicoside safe?
Thiocolchicoside is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 29 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)