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Uses of Muscofen Tablet

MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET is used for muscle relaxation. It treats muscle spasms which may occur in diseases affecting the nervous system, such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, or injury to head, brain or spine.

Muscofen Tablet side effects

  • Sleepiness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

How to use Muscofen Tablet

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. MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET is to be taken with food.

How Muscofen Tablet works

MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET 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.

Muscofen Tablet related warnings

MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
MUSCOFEN 4 MG 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.
MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Muscofen Tablet?

If you miss a dose of MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET 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.
  • MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking MUSCOFEN 4 MG TABLET as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Don't stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor if you've been on it for a long time.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Muscofen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
Brand(s): Psycolith

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Muscofen

My husband is having illicit relationship bcoz of that lot of problems. I am very tensed all the time. Please suggest a medicine to calm down. Thank you
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Mental Wellness
We understand your concernWe are here to helpYou are advised to solve problemAs medicine will help you for temporary periodDiscussing with husband and finding solution will calm you downTill then you can do Jacobson Progressive Muscle Relaxation"" this link to find detailed procedure
i have suffering from anxiety problem and blood preasure in high condition
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Mental Wellness
Thank you for your question. We understand your concern. I would urge you to consult nearest psychiatrist for assessment and to rule out any anxiety disorder. For anxiety you can do lifestyle modifications. You can practice yoga and meditation. You are advised to exercise regularly and do breathing exercise. Above methods are priceless to reduce anxiety. For relaxation, you can read about Jacobson progressive muscle relaxation" on internet and practice it."
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Q. Is Muscofen an non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) / pain-killer / muscle-relaxant?

No. Muscofen is not a pain-killer or an NSAID. It is a centrally acting muscle relaxant.

Q. Is Muscofen addictive?

No. Muscofen is not addictive and has not shown any habit forming potential.

Q. Is Muscofen safe?

Yes. Muscofen is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Muscofen a narcotic or controlled substance?

No. Muscofen is not a narcotic or a controlled substance. It is available from a pharmacy on providing a valid prescription from a doctor.

Q. Can I take Muscofen for backache/toothache or menstrual cramps?

Muscofen is effective in the treatment of acute back pains. But, it is not used for relieving toothache or menstrual cramps.

Q. Does Muscofen have sulfa/aspirin in it?

No. Muscofen does not contain sulfa or aspirin.

Q. How long can I take Muscofen for?

It is advisable to take Muscofen for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the drug without consulting your doctor

Q. Does Muscofen cause erectile dysfunction?

Muscofen may rarely cause symptoms of erectile dysfunction and impotence. Consult your doctor if you experience these symptoms.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Feb 2018.
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