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Thio-XL 4mg Capsule


Overview

Introduction

Thio-XL 4mg 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.

Thio-XL 4mg 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 upset stomach. 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 Thio-XL Capsule

How to use Thio-XL Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Thio-XL 4mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Thio-XL Capsule works

Thio-XL 4mg 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 Thio-XL 4mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Thio-XL 4mg 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Thio-XL 4mg Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Thio-XL 4mg 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 Thio-XL 4mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Thio-XL 4mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Thio-XL 4mg 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.
  • Thio-XL 4mg 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 Thio-XL 4mg 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.

Patient Concerns

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I have SHT in last 10 years.I already take somany medicine but I can't get a good results.In my heart rate around 160 range.I feel chest tightness little pain also.I can't walk properly.Because that time I feel heavy palpitation and I hearing my heart beat sound in my ears.In my blood pressure shows on 170/100.Now I took these medicines.1 TRIOLMEZEST 40 Once daily morning.2 CALAPTIN-SR 120 once daily night.But still I not better now.Doctor said me after one month i need a Holter Monitoring test.I have no other physical problems.Please give me a feedback
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
Add minipress xl 7.5 mg twice dailyHow is renal function test
my doctor suggest me to take METXL T for hypertension but it is not available now , please suggest me any other substitute of this medicine
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
there is no such medicinemet xl is there do u want that
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FAQs

Q. What is Thio-XL?

Thio-XL 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 Thio-XL a steroid?

No, Thio-XL is not a steroid. It is a naturally occurring glucoside from a plant source.

Q. Thio-XL is derived from which plant?

Thio-XL is a semi-synthetic derivative of naturally occurring compound colchicoside from the plant Gloriosa superb.

Q. Is Thio-XL safe?

Thio-XL 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 Thio-XL 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 Thio-XL works?

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

Q. Is Thio-XL addictive?

No, Thio-XL is not known to have any addiction potential.

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References
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