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Thiocolchicoside Topical



Thiocolchicoside topical is used as an additive in the treatment of painful stiffness or constriction in muscular disorders. 

How it works

Thiocolchicoside belongs to the class of medications called as muscle relaxants. It acts against chemical called gamma amino-butyric acid (GABA) thereby reducing the inflammation and pain, and relaxing the muscles. 

Common side effects



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Expert advice

  • Do not use the cream on open wounds.
  • Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to thiocolchicoside or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions

Thiocolchicoside Topical

Q. Is thiocolchicoside a steroid?
No, thiocolchicoside is not a steroid. It is a semi-synthetic muscle relaxant.
Q. Thiocolchicoside is derived from which plant?
Thiocolchicoside is a semi-synthetic derivative of naturally occurring compound colchicoside from the plant Gloriosa superba.
Q. What is thiocolchicoside and aceclofenac?
Thiocolchicoside is used as combination with aceclofenac to treat painful muscular contraction (spasm).

Content on this page was last updated on 03 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)