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Eperisone

Molecule Description

Eperisone is a selective central muscle relaxant; it is meant for the relaxation...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    Dietary Restrictions
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Eperisone

This medicine is prescribed for the treatment of frozen shoulder, shoulder pain and strained muscles. This medicine can improve myotonic symptoms (prolonged muscle contractions).
contraindications

Contraindications of Eperisone

When should one not use Eperisone

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to it.
sideEffects

Side effects of Eperisone

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleepiness
  • Skin rashes
  • Loose motions
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Headache
  • Giddiness
  • Constipation
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Eperisone

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Eperisone during pregnancy?
A:
This medicine is unsafe to use during pregnancy as it may cause an adverse effect in an unborn baby.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Eperisone while breastfeeding?
A:
No adequate information found whether this medicine passes into breast milk or not. Avoid breastfeeding when on this medication.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Eperisone?
A:
It may affect the ability of driving, so be cautious while driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Eperisone?
A:
It is unsafe to use this medicine along with alcohol and it may affect your liver. Talk to your doctor if you experience any of the side effects.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You are suffering from liver disease.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Eperisone

How Does It Work?

It exhibits its action by relaxing skeletal muscles and dilating the blood vessels because of its actions within the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and on vascular smooth muscles.
interactions

Interactions of Eperisone

Interactions with other medicines

  • Methocarbamol and Tolperisone HCl
  • Medicine causing sleepiness such as opioid pain or cough relievers (such as Codeine, Hydrocodone)
  • Alcohol, marijuana (cannabis)
  • Medicines for sleep or anxiety (such as Alprazolam, Lorazepam, zolpidem)
  • Muscle relaxants (such as Carisoprodol, Cyclobenzaprine)
  • Antihistamines (like Cetirizine, Diphenhydramine)

Interactions with food items

No information is available on interactions of Eperisone when taken with food, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.
dietaryRestrictions

Dietary Restrictions of Eperisone

No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
dosage

Dosage of Eperisone

Overdose

Overdose can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, sleepiness consult a doctor immediately if your condition worsens.

Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as early as possible. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosing schedule.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Rukman Mecca

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking this medicine?

A: Avoid using the medicine if there is a history of allergy to the same. Give a detailed account of your medical and surgical history. Also, mention to your doctor all the prescription and nonprescription medicines, herbal preparations and nutritional supplements that you may be taking before starting this medication.

Q: What precautions should I take while on this medication?

A: This medicine may impair the ability to drive any vehicle or operate machinery. This medicine is most effective only when taken along with proper rest and physical therapy.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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