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    Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside

    Information about Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside

    Etodolac + thiocolchicoside uses

    Etodolac+Thiocolchicoside is used in pain due to muscle spasm.

    How etodolac + thiocolchicoside works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Etodolac and Thiocolchicoside, which relieves pain and relaxes the muscles. Etodolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant. It works on the centers in the brain and spinal cord to relieve muscle stiffness or spasm. It relieves pain and improves the movement of muscles.

    Common side effects of etodolac + thiocolchicoside

    Nausea, Vomiting, Heartburn, Stomach pain/epigastric pain, Loss of appetite, Indigestion, Sleepiness
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    Written By
    Dr. Sakshi Sharma
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:24 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside

    • Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside helps relieve pain and muscle spasm that may occur due to strains, sprains, and muscle injuries.
    • It is usually used along with rest and physical therapy.
    • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
    • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside as it may cause excessive drowsiness.

    Frequently asked questions for Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside

    Etodolac + Thiocolchicoside

    Q. Will Etodolac+Thiocolchicoside be more effective if taken in higher doses?

    No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

    Q. Can Etodolac+Thiocolchicoside be stopped when my pain is relieved?

    Etodolac+Thiocolchicoside is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when the pain is relieved. However, Etodolac+Thiocolchicoside should be continued if the doctor advises you to do so.

    Q. Can the use of Etodolac+Thiocolchicoside cause dizziness?

    Yes, the use of Etodolac+Thiocolchicoside can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

    Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Etodolac+Thiocolchicoside?

    The use of Etodolac+Thiocolchicoside is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to painkillers or any of the components or excipients of this medicine. The use of this medicine should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of stomach ulcers or active, recurrent stomach ulcer/bleeding. It should also be avoided in patients with a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.

    Q. Can the use of Etodolac+Thiocolchicoside cause damage to kidneys?

    Yes, the long-term use of Etodolac+Thiocolchicoside can cause damage to the kidneys. Normal kidneys produce a chemical called prostaglandins that protects them from damage. Use of painkillers lowers the levels of prostaglandins in the body leading to kidney damage on long-term use. Use of painkillers is not recommended to patients with underlying kidney disease.

    Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Etodolac+Thiocolchicoside?

    Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)