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Thiospas 4 Capsule

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Overview

Introduction of Thiospas Capsule

Thiospas 4 Capsule 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.

Thiospas 4 Capsule 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 Thiospas Capsule

Thiospas Capsule side effects

Common
No common side effects seen

How to use Thiospas Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Thiospas 4 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Thiospas Capsule works

Thiospas 4 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.

Thiospas Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Thiospas 4 Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Thiospas 4 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Thiospas 4 Capsule during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Thiospas 4 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 Thiospas 4 Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Thiospas 4 Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Thiospas 4 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.
  • Thiospas 4 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 Thiospas 4 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 Thiospas

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Hi!! For muscle pull thiospas 4mg can be taken?? It is to be taken once or twice a day?? Thanks
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
2-3 times daily
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
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FAQs

Q. What is Thiospas?

Thiospas 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 Thiospas a steroid?

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

Q. Thiospas is derived from which plant?

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

Q. Is Thiospas safe?

Thiospas 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 Thiospas 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 Thiospas works?

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

Q. Is Thiospas addictive?

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

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