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Tolperisone is used for muscle relaxation

How it works

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

Common side effects

Pale red skin, Itchy rash, Rash, Decreased blood pressure, Shortness of breath, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Itching, Severe systemic reactions, Skin redness, Tachycardia

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Expert advice

  • Tolperisone tablet should be taken after meals with a glass of water.
  • Do not drive because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with tolperisone.
  • Women and patients with hypersensitivity to other drugs (e.g., lidocaine) or with a history of allergy may be at a higher risk of hypersensitivity to tolperisone.
Do not start or continue the tolperisone and consult your doctor:
  • If you experience disturbance in attention, fits (epilepsy), blurred vision or muscular weakness.
  • If you experience viral infections at the same time.
  • If you have a history of allergic diseases such as runny nose due to allergy (hay fever), asthma, eczema (atopic dermatitis) with high serum IgE, and pale red, raised, itchy skin rash (urticaria).
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions



Is tolperisone a steroid, stimulant, or addictive drug?
No, tolperisone is not a steroid, stimulant or addictive drug. It is a muscle relaxant


Is tolperisone or Synaptol safe?
Tolperisone or Synaptol (brand name of tolperisone) is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor


Can I take Synaptol with concerta?
The use of Synaptol with concerta (methylphenidate) should be avoided

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Does Synaptol work for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Use of Synaptol or tolperisone is not approved for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Does Synaptol work for adults?
Yes Synaptol is used in the treatment of unusual tightness of muscle after a stroke in adults


Does Synaptol cause weight loss or weight gain, or suppress appetite?
There is no data about Synaptol causing weight loss or weight gain, or suppress appetite. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.

Content on this page was last updated on 13 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)