THIOFAST 8MG TABLET

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Composition FOR THIOFAST 8mg tablet

Thiocolchicoside(8mg)

food interaction for THIOFAST tablet

alcohol interaction for THIOFAST tablet

pregnancy interaction for THIOFAST tablet

lactation interaction for THIOFAST tablet

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Thiofast 8mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Thiofast 8mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Thiofast 8mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR THIOFAST 8mg tablet

Thiocolchicoside(8mg)

Thiofast tablet uses

Thiofast 8mg tablet is used for muscle relaxation.

How thiofast tablet works

Thiofast 8mg tablet works by acting on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.

Common side effects of thiofast tablet

Abdominal cramp, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fatigue, Headache, Influenza like symptoms, Nausea, Weakness.

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Expert advice FOR THIOFAST tablet

  • Do not take if you are allergic to thiocolchicoside.
  • Do not start or continue the thiocolchicoside and consult your doctor If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR THIOFAST 8mg tablet

Thiocolchicoside

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. 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.
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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 safe in pregnancy?
Use of thiocolchicoside is not considered to be safe during pregnancy. it must not be used during entire pregnancy period. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed this medicine during pregnancy or you are planning for the same. Its use is not advised in women of childbearing age especially if they are not taking any contraceptive measures also.
Q. Is thiocolchicoside safe in lactation?
Use of thiocolchicoside is not considered safe during lactation (breastfeeding). Please consult your doctor if you are advised to take this medicine and you are breastfeeding the baby.
Q. Is thiocolchicoside addictive?
No, thiocolchicoside does not have any addiction potential.

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Content on this page was last updated on 02 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)