Information about Thiocolchicoside

Thiocolchicoside uses

Thiocolchicoside is used for muscle relaxation.

How thiocolchicoside works

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

Common side effects of thiocolchicoside

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

Available Medicine for Thiocolchicoside

  • ₹41 to ₹291
    Sanofi India Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹132 to ₹213
    Abbott India Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹118
    Lupin Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹26 to ₹163
    Delcure Life Sciences
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹115
    Meyer Organics Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹140 to ₹250
    La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹34
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹167
    Ipca Laboratories Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹95 to ₹167
    Pulse Pharmaceuticals
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹149 to ₹199
    Bioplasma Immunological Research Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice for Thiocolchicoside

  • 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 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.

Content on this page was last updated on 11 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)