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Miofree 8mg Capsule

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Product introduction

Miofree 8mg Capsule is a muscle relaxer. It provides relief from the discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions such as rigidity, tension, stiffness, and muscle spasms.

Miofree 8mg Capsule should be taken food. This prevents you from getting an upset stomach and reduce side effects. Generally, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms, for the shortest possible time. You should take this medicine regularly while you need it. Try not to miss doses as this will make the medicine less effective.

Some common side effects of this medicine include sleepiness, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. If any of these side effects do not go away or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

To make sure it is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions or disorders. You should also tell your doctor all the other medicines you are using or taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

Uses of Miofree Capsule

  • Muscle relaxation

Benefits of Miofree Capsule

In Muscle relaxation

Miofree 8mg Capsule is a muscle relaxant that is used to relieve rigidity, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect skeletal muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for such symptoms. It effectively relieves muscle stiffness or spasm, thereby improving muscle movement.
It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. The dose and duration will be decided by the doctor depending on the condition you are being treated for. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Miofree Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Miofree

  • Sleepiness
  • Diarrhea

How to use Miofree Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Miofree 8mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Miofree Capsule works

Miofree 8mg 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Miofree 8mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Miofree 8mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Miofree 8mg Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Miofree 8mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Miofree 8mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Miofree 8mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Miofree Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Miofree 8mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Miofree 8mg Capsule provides relief from rigidity, tension and stiffness in muscles (spasticity) that may occur due to various conditions affecting the nervous system.
  • Take it with or after food or a glass of milk.
  • Miofree 8mg Capsule may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Miofree 8mg Capsule as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor if you've been on it for a long time.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenolic Glycosides Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
Skeletal muscle relaxant- Centrally acting

Patient concerns

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Can Miofree A be taken during breastfeeding?? Is it safe?? Reply ASAP I have to take it now.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Usually such tablets are not recommended during breastfeeding as they can get passed on the baby.
I feel numbness and mild pain at the muscle near shoulder blades(rhomboid muscle) when I sit for even more than a minute , the painand numbness goes as soon as I stand up on my feet. I have tried various medications, like miofree 4, otc pain reliver but it's seems to not working.
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
Do an xray of cervical spine first
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FAQs

Q. What is Miofree 8mg Capsule?

Miofree 8mg Capsule 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 Miofree 8mg Capsule a steroid?

No, Miofree 8mg Capsule is not a steroid. It is a naturally occurring glucoside from a plant source.

Q. Miofree 8mg Capsule is derived from which plant?

Miofree 8mg Capsule is a semi-synthetic derivative of naturally occurring compound colchicoside from the plant Gloriosa superb.

Q. Is Miofree 8mg Capsule safe?

Miofree 8mg Capsule 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 Miofree 8mg Capsule 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 Miofree 8mg Capsule works?

Thiocochicoside works by acting on the centres in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

Q. Is Miofree 8mg Capsule addictive?

No, Miofree 8mg Capsule is not known to have any addiction potential.

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References

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  4. Thiocolchicoside [Prescribing Information]. Mumbai, India: Sanofi-Synthelabo (India) Pvt.Ltd.; 2016. [Accessed 06 Dec. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Lupin Ltd, 3rd floor Kalpataru Inspire, Off. W E Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055. India
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: November, 2022

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