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Molecule Description

Tolperisone is used to relieve muscle spasms and related pain. It is a skeletal

muscle relaxant that acts centrally on the spinal cord. It works by improving the blood flow towards skeletal muscles and reducing pain. Tolperisone is available in the form of a tablet. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting this medicine.


Uses of Tolperisone

Tolperisone is used for the relief of painful muscle spasms of the skeletal muscles.

Contraindications of Tolperisone

When should one not use Tolperisone

  • If you are allergic to tolperisone or similar medicines
  • If you are breastfeeding
  • If you are suffering from an autoimmune disease characterized by muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis)

Side effects of Tolperisone

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Low blood pressure

Precautions and Warnings of Tolperisone



Can I take tolperisone during pregnancy?
Tolperisone is not recommended for use during pregnancy until considered essential by the doctor and potential risks justify the benefits.

Breast Feeding

Can I take tolperisone while breastfeeding?
Tolperisone is not recommended for use while breastfeeding, consult a doctor before using it.


Can I drive if I have taken tolperisone?
Avoid driving if you experience drowsiness or dizziness after taking tolperisone


Can I consume alcohol with tolperisone?
Avoid consuming alcohol with tolperisone as it may worsen the side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your liver or kidney
  • You are on or taking any other medicines
  • Tolperisone is not recommended for use in children and adolescents.

Mode of Action of Tolperisone

How Does It Work?

Tolperisone acts on the spinal cord and by blocking the exchange of sodium and calcium ions within the cells, thereby relaxing the muscle. Decreased blood supply to various small blood vessels due to ...
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Interactions of Tolperisone

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way tolperisone works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction. Especially if you are taking other muscle relaxants, painkill...
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Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Tolperisone available as tablet

A: Yes, tolperisone is available in the form of tablet

Q: What is Tolperisone used for?

A: Tolperisone is used for the relief of painful muscle spasms of the skeletal muscles.
Last Updated on: 22 Dec 2021 | 10:51 AM (IST)
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