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Thionac 8 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Thionac Tablet

Thionac 8 mg Tablet is used for muscle relaxation. It relieves painful spasms of the skeletal muscles. It provides relief from rigidity, tension and stiffness in muscles (spasticity) that may occur due to various conditions affecting the nervous system.

Thionac 8 mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with food. Do not stop taking it suddenly without discussing with your doctor.

This medicine is generally safe to use with minimal side effects. Inform your doctor if you have a history of liver or kidney disease. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Uses of Thionac Tablet

Thionac Tablet side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Thionac 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. Thionac 8 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Thionac Tablet works

Thionac 8 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.

Thionac Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Thionac 8 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Thionac 8 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Thionac 8 mg Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Thionac 8 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Thionac 8 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Thionac 8 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Thionac 8 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.
  • Thionac 8 mg Tablet 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 Thionac 8 mg Tablet 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

Questions Related to Thionac

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Road accident. Now cured. Is physiotherapy mandatory after removal of POP??Sir, I met with road accident exactly 63 days ago. Now POP is removed. Still can't walk without walking aid. Doctor told physiotherapy is not required. And not suggested any exercises also for muscle relaxation. Sir, please suggest me , whether I should consult another doctor or exercises not always mandatory
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Physiotherapy is not mandatory Home exercises are needed for all cases
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""http://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-jacobson-relaxation-technique#wholebody-technique3Follow this link to find detailed procedure
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FAQs

Q. What is Thionac?

Thionac 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 Thionac a steroid?

No, Thionac is not a steroid. It is a naturally occurring glucoside from a plant source.

Q. Thionac is derived from which plant?

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

Q. Is Thionac safe?

Thionac 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 Thionac 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 Thionac works?

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

Q. Is Thionac addictive?

No, Thionac is not known to have any addiction potential.

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References
  1. Drugs.com. Thiocolchicoside. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Thiocolchicoside. 17 Jan. 2014. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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