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    Tolperisone

    Information about Tolperisone

    Tolperisone uses

    Tolperisone is used for muscle relaxation
    It relieves painful spasms of the skeletal muscles.

    How tolperisone works

    Tolperisone 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.

    Common side effects of tolperisone

    Sleepiness, Dry mouth

    Available Medicine for Tolperisone

    • ₹89 to ₹160
      Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹62 to ₹264
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      6 variant(s)
    • ₹90 to ₹185
      Lupin Ltd
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    • ₹86 to ₹168
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      3 variant(s)
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      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹95 to ₹165
      Merck Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹107
      Zydus Cadila
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹95 to ₹160
      Strides shasun Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹99
      Unichem Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹40 to ₹222
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      4 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Tolperisone

    • Tolperisone can increase the effects of other CNS depressants (alcohol, barbiturates) medicine.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Tolperisone, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Tolperisone

    Tolperisone

    Q. Is Tolperisone a steroid?
    No. Tolperisone is not a steroid. Tolperisone is a muscle relaxant. It is used in low back pain and also used to treat spasticity associated with post-stroke patients.
    Q. Can I take Tolperisone with paracetamol?
    Yes. Tolperisone can be taken with paracetamol. There is no known interaction between Tolperisone and paracetamol.
    Q. Can I take Tolperisone with diclofenac?
    Yes. Tolperisone can be taken with diclofenac to reduce pain and spasm associated with back pain and other conditions. There is no known interaction between Tolperisone and paracetamol.
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    Q. Are eperisone and Tolperisone same?
    No. Tolperisone and eperisone are not same medicine but they are from the same class of drugs. They are centrally acting muscle relaxants. Both relax skeletal muscles but eperisone particularly also relaxes vascular smooth muscles leading to dilatation of blood vessels.
    Q. Can I take Tolperisone for anxiety?
    No. Tolperisone is not a drug approved for anxiety. Tolperisone is a centrally acting muscle relaxant.
    Q. Can Tolperisone cause fall in blood pressure?
    Yes. Tolperisone can cause fall in blood pressure due to its action on the blood vessels. It relaxes the blood vessels leading to hypotension.
    Q. Can I take Tolperisone in myasthenia gravis?
    No. Tolperisone is absolutely contraindicated in cases of myasthenia gravis which is a disease of muscle and nerve end plate leading to muscle weakness.

    Content on this page was last updated on 15 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)