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 BRAND NAMES
 MECHANISM OF ACTION
Thiocolchicoside acts as a muscle relaxant especially on striated muscles. It acts as a competitive GABA(A) receptor antagonist in the central nervous system.
All types of muscular contractures, low back pain, dorsal pain, torticollis and spasms associated with traumatological and neurological disorders
- Severe muscular contracture: 4 mg injection twice a day for 3-5 days, eventually continued by oral route at the dosage of two 4mg capsules, twice a day for 5-7 days. Tablets should be taken on a full stomach
- Mild to moderate muscular contracture: two 4mg capsules o one 8 mg capsule, twice a day for 5-7 days. Tablets should be taken on a full stomach
- Hypersensitivity to thiocolchicoside.
- Pregnancy and lactation
- Thiocolchicoside has powerful convulsant activity and should not be used in seizure-prone individuals
- The dose should be reduced in case of diarrhea.
- Care should be exercised when driving and operating machinery
 PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
- Pregnancy: Administration during pregnancy is not recommended.
- Lactation: Thiocolchicoside is not advised in women during lactation since it is excreted in mother's milk.
 SIDE EFFECTS
- Gastsrointestinal system: Gastralgia and diarrhea after oral administration
- Hypersensitivity : Allergic reactions, anaphylactic reactions such as itching, rash, angioedema, bronchospasm or even anaphylactic shock occur rarely.