Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule

icon
Mankind Pharma Ltd

Composition for Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule

iconPrescription Required

Primarily used for

Muscle relaxation, Fever
Potentiallyunsafewith
icon
Alcohol
DISCONTINUED
We do not sell this product at present

Medicine Overview of Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule

uses

Uses of Thiocolchicoside

Thiocolchicoside is used for muscle relaxation
It relieves painful spasms of the skeletal muscles.
uses

Side effects of Thiocolchicoside

Common

Sleepiness, Dryness in mouth.

uses

How to use Thiocolchicoside

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. Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid acidity and heartburn.

How Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule works

Thiocolchicoside 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.
uses

Uses of Diclofenac

Diclofenac is used in fever, headache, arthralgia, muscle pain, dental pain, post operative pain, pain during menstruation, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.
uses

Side effects of Diclofenac

Common

Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Epigastric pain, Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion.

uses

How to use Diclofenac

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. Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid acidity and heartburn.

How Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule works

Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by suppressing the production of chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause inflammation (redness and swelling), fever and pain.

In Depth Information on Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule

Expert advice for Thiocolchicoside

  • Thiocolchicoside can increase the effects of other CNS depressants (alcohol, barbiturates) medicine.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Thiocolchicoside, 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.

Expert advice for Diclofenac

  • It should be taken with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long time.
  • Diclofenac can raise a risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Mahagesic-MR Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Mahagesic-MR Capsule
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking diclofenac with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule 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.
...
+more
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Mahagesic-MR 4 Cap
sule during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
...
+more
Driving
Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule should be used with caution in patien
ts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
...
+more
Liver
CAUTION
Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended in patients with liver disease if this medicine is to be taken for a long time.
...
+more

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Thiocolchicoside

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.
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. 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 addictive?
No, Thiocolchicoside is not known to have any addiction potential.
+more

Frequently asked questions about Diclofenac

Q. Can Diclofenac be used along with warfarin?
No. Using Diclofenac together with warfarin can increase the risk of serious bleeding from the stomach (Higher than users of either drug alone). Inform your doctor before starting these medications.
Q. Is Diclofenac a painkiller?
Yes. Diclofenac is a pain killer. In fact, it belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis.
Q. Is Diclofenac a narcotic?
No, Diclofenac is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac along with vitamins?
Yes, Diclofenac can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can Diclofenac be used for the treatment of hepatitis?
No, Diclofenac is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a condition where the liver is inflamed. Diclofenac can, in fact, cause harm to the liver as a side effect.
Q. Can Diclofenac be used after C-section?
Yes, Diclofenac is a pain killer. C-section is the short name for Cesarean Section which is an operative procedure to deliver the baby through the mother's abdomen and uterus. Diclofenac can be used to treat the pain that may occur after the operation.
Q. Can I take Diclofenac along with misoprostol?
Yes. It can be taken together. Misoprostol protects the stomach from irritating gastric effects of Diclofenac. The combination of medication is used to treat arthritis in patients at high risk of getting stomach/intestinal ulcers and complications from the ulcers (such as bleeding).
Q. Can I take Diclofenac while I am on thyroxine?
Yes, Diclofenac can be taken with thyroxine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Why Diclofenac should be stopped before surgery?
Since Diclofenac has been shown to have blood thinning effects, it can increase the risk of bleeding. Therefore, it is stopped before surgery to prevent excessive loss of blood.
Q. What are the contraindications for Diclofenac?
Diclofenac should not be used if there is an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to it, or other pain killers, active ulcer in the stomach, bleeding from the stomach, history of severe heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure and or heart attack.
Q. Can Diclofenac affect the chance of conceiving?
Yes. Diclofenac can sometime cause reversible infertility. Diclofenac by its mechanism of action, may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Why does Diclofenac cause an ulcer?
Diclofenac can cause damage to the lining cells of the stomach by several mechanisms, including the irritant effect on the cells, breaking of the protective barrier properties of lining cells, suppression of prostaglandin production of the stomach, reduction of stomach mucosal blood flow and interference with the repair of superficial injury of the stomach lining.
Q. Why is Diclofenac contraindicated in asthma?
Some patients with asthma are hypersensitive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like aspirin which can lead to acute attacks of asthma. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
Q. Is Diclofenac good for back pain?
Yes, Diclofenac has been found to be effective to reduce back pain. Diclofenac is a pain killer that belongs to the NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) class. Other NSAIDs have also been found to be useful in back pain eg. Ibuprofen and Naproxen.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac during my fever treatment?
Yes, Diclofenac can reduce fever. However, commonly used to reduce the pain, particularly that which is seen with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac to treat a sore throat?
Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Diclofenac is a pain killer so it can be given in cases of throat pain associated with it but only under the prescription of a doctor.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac to treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Diclofenac can be used to treat the pain associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) but for complete treatment, a course of antibiotics will be required.
Q. Can Diclofenac cause sedation?
Diclofenac is not known to cause sedation. There have been rare, an isolated case report of sedation with the drug.
Q. Can I take Diclofenac for kidney stones?
Yes,Diclofenac can be used to relieve the pain due to kidney stones. However, there is also a risk of kidney damage with Diclofenac as its side effect. It is advised not to take Diclofenac for a prolonged time for this condition without adequate monitoring.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac for the treatment of arthritis?
Yes, Diclofenac is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and spondylitis.It belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). .
Q. Can I use Diclofenac with diuretics?
No, Diclofenac should not be used with diuretics. Diclofenac reduces the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides diuretics in some patients. This response has been attributed to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac with mifepristone?
These drugs should not be used together as the effect of mifepristone may be lowered by Diclofenac. Mifepristone is used for medical abortion.
Q. Can I use Diclofenac with lithium?
No.These drugs should not be used together as Diclofenac increases the blood levels of lithium which may further increase the side effects.
+more

User Submitted Feedback For Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule

Survey Participants: 7
Disclaimer
“The following are the results of on-going survey on 1mg.com for Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule. These results only indicate the perceptions of the website users. Please base your medical decisions only on the advice of a doctor or a registered medical professional.”

Substitutes for Mahagesic-MR 4 Capsule

Diclogesic TH 4 mg/50 mg Tablet
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹11.3/Tablet
29% costlier
Thioquest D 4 Capsule
Alchem Phytoceuticals Ltd
₹12.5/Capsule
43% costlier
Volitra MR 4mg/50mg Tablet
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹13.65/Tablet
56% costlier
Supamove 4 mg Tablet
Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
₹14.4/Tablet
65% costlier
Thioact D 4 Capsule
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹14.6/Capsule
67% costlier
Top Rheumatologists
5.0
Dr. Lalit Duggal
MBBS, MD, Fellowship
4.8
Dr. Ashok Kumar
MBBS, MD, Fellowship
5.0
Dr. Sirinder J. Gupta
MBBS, Fellowship, Fellowship
4.3
4.3
cross img