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Thiopace 8 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Thiopace Capsule

Thiopace 8 mg Capsule is used for muscle relaxation. It relieves painful spasms of the skeletal muscles.

Thiopace Capsule side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Thiopace Capsule

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. Thiopace 8 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Thiopace Capsule works

Thiopace 8 mg 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.

Thiopace Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Thiopace 8 mg Capsule 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.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Thiopace 8 mg Capsule during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Thiopace 8 mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Thiopace 8 mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Thiopace 8 mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Thiopace 8 mg 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.
  • Thiopace 8 mg 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 Thiopace 8 mg 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

Questions Related to Thiopace

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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
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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FAQs

Q. What is Thiopace?

Thiopace 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 Thiopace a steroid?

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

Q. Thiopace is derived from which plant?

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

Q. Is Thiopace safe?

Thiopace 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 Thiopace 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 Thiopace works?

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

Q. Is Thiopace addictive?

No, Thiopace is not known to have any addiction potential.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Minova Life Sciences Pvt Ltd., No. 4, Sujay House, Uttaradimutt Road, Shankarpuram, Bangalore-560004
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