Thiocolchicoside 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.
Colchico 8mg Tablet 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.
Q. Is Colchico 8mg Tablet a steroid?
No, Colchico 8mg Tablet is not a steroid. It is a naturally occurring glucoside from a plant source.
Q. Colchico 8mg Tablet is derived from which plant?
Colchico 8mg Tablet is a semi-synthetic derivative of naturally occurring compound colchicoside from the plant Gloriosa superb.
Q. Is Colchico 8mg Tablet safe?
Colchico 8mg Tablet 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 Colchico 8mg Tablet 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 Colchico 8mg Tablet works?
Thiocochicoside works by acting on the centres in the brain and spinal cord to relieve the muscle stiffness or spasm.
Q. Is Colchico 8mg Tablet addictive?
No, Colchico 8mg Tablet is not known to have any addiction potential.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 24th Nov 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.