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Colcoside 8mg Capsules

By ALEMBIC PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
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Colcoside 8 MG Description

Colcoside Capsule is a muscle relaxant medicine. It contains thiocolchicoside as its active ingredient. Colcoside is used to treat neck pain, back pain and spine-related injury. Thiocolchicoside in Co...
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ContainsThiocolchicoside(8.0 Mg)
UsesMuscular pain, muscle spasm
Side effectsDiarrhoea, stomach pain, sleepiness
ClassificationMUSCLE RELAXANT
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Uses of Colcoside 8 MG

Colcoside Capsule is used for the treatment of back pain, spine-related disorders, neck pain or any traumatic disorder.

Contraindications of Colcoside 8 MG

  • If you are allergic to thiocolchicoside or any other contents of Colcoside Capsule.
  • If you are pregnant or a lactating mother.
  • If you are planning a pregnancy and not using any contraceptives.

Side effects of Colcoside 8 MG

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Sleepiness

Precautions and Warnings of Colcoside 8 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Colcoside Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
No, Colcoside Capsule may pass into the blood of the baby and adversely affect your baby, it is advised to not use this medicine if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby. If you become pregnant, stop using this medicine and consult your doctor immediately.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Colcoside Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
Thiocolchicoside may pass into the breastmilk and adversely affect your baby, and hence you must consult your doctor before using Colcoside Capsule while breastfeeding your baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Colcoside Capsule?
A:
Colcoside Capsule may cause sleepiness, tiredness. Any of these side effects would reduce your ability to react, so do not drive or use machinery if you are taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Colcoside Capsule?
A:
Chances of dizziness increase, if you take Colcoside Capsule with alcohol. Even alcohol adds to the side effects related to the liver with concomitant use of this medicine. So, avoid using this medicine with alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have fits.
  • You have rare glucose or galactose malabsorption disease should not take this medicine.
  • Colcoside Capsule are not suitable for children below 16 years of age.
  • Do not take this medicine beyond the prescribed duration and prescribed dose without consulting your doctor.

Mode of Action of Colcoside 8 MG

How Does It Work?

Thiocolchicoside is a muscle-relaxing agent which acts at the spinal cord level where it blocks the pain pathway thereby decreasing the pain.

Directions for Use of Colcoside 8 MG

  • Colcoside Capsule should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It should be taken with food.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Colcoside 8 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Colcoside Capsule 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.
  • There are chances of liver toxicity if you take this medicine along with other pain killers like diclofenac, aceclofenac, paracetamol, so always consult your doctor before taking your medicines.

Storage and disposal of Colcoside 8 MG

  • Store Colcoside Capsule below 30°C in the original packaging.
  • Keep them out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after its expiry date.
  • Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.

Dosage of Colcoside 8 MG

Overdose

An overdose may increase the side effects of this medicine. If you think you have taken Colcoside Capsule more than that required, contact your doctor immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Colcoside Capsule, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose of this me...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take Colcoside Capsule if I am taking Paracetamol for fever?

A: No, inform your doctor if you are taking paracetamol for fever along with Colcoside Capsule as there can be chances of liver toxicity when these two medicines are taken together.

Q: Is Colcoside Capsule is a steroid?

A: No, Colcoside Capsule is a muscle relaxant medicine that is used for painful muscular contractures like neck pain, lower back pain.

Q: Can the Colcoside Capsule be used for back pain?

A: Yes, the Colcoside Capsule can be used to provide relief from back pain.
A: Is Colcoside a painkiller?
A: Colcoside is not a general painkiller, it is used as a muscle relaxer. It relieves the pain and discomfort of acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions like rigidity, stress, stiffness, and muscle spasms.
Product Details
Brand
COLCOSIDE
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
26/09/2022

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Last Updated on: 26 Apr 2022 | 02:39 PM (IST)

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