Tolifast 150mg Tablet
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Tolifast Tablet is a skeletal muscle relaxant that acts centrally on the spinal cord. It contains Tolperisone as an active ingredient. Tolifast Tablet used to relieve muscle spasms and related pain. It works by improving the blood flow towards skeletal muscles and reduces pain. It should not be used for children below 18 years of age and nursing mothers. Side effects like nausea, vomiting, indigestion, bloating are associated with Tolifast Tablet. In case you experience any severe side effects or any discomfort while using this medication, it is important to consult the doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Uses of Tolifast 150mg Tablet
Tolifast Tablet is used for the relief of painful muscle spasms of the skeletal muscles.
Contraindications of Tolifast 150mg Tablet
- If you are allergic to Tolperisone, or any other ingredient of Tolifast Tablet.
- If you are suffering from myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease characterized by muscle weakness.
- If you are a breastfeeding mother.
Side effects of Tolifast 150mg Tablet
- Dizziness, drowsiness
- Dryness of the mouth
- Low blood pressure
- Itching, rash
- Muscle pain, muscle weakness
Precautions and Warnings of Tolifast 150mg Tablet
Can I take Tolifast Tablet during pregnancy?
There is limited information about the effect of Tolifast Tablet on pregnancy. The use of this medicine is not recommended during pregnancy unless prescribed by the doctor after considering it to be safe and necessary particularly during the initial 3 months of pregnancy.
Can I take Tolifast Tablet while breastfeeding?
Tolifast Tablet should not be taken while breastfeeding as it may cause harm to the newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother.
Can I drive if I have consumed Tolifast Tablet?
Tolifast Tablet has no influence on the ability to drive. However, if you experience dizziness, drowsiness after consuming this medicine, avoid driving.
Can I consume alcohol with Tolifast Tablet?
Alcohol consumption does not alter the effect of Tolifast Tablet. It is advised to limit alcohol intake while on any medication.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have an allergic condition.
- You experience an allergic reaction after taking Tolifast Tablet.
- You are on or taking any other medicines.
- You have severe kidney or liver disease.
- Tolifast Tablet should not be used for children below 18 years of age.
Mode of Action of Tolifast 150mg Tablet
How Does It Work?
Tolifast Tablet 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 muscle contraction can cause trauma to the blood vessels leading to the release of a chemical substance responsible to cause pain. However, Tolperisone works by increasing the blood supply to skeletal muscles.
Directions for Use of Tolifast 150mg Tablet
Tolifast Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Tolifast 150mg Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- When Tolifast Tablet is used along with another muscle relaxant medicine such as Methocarbamol can cause visual disturbances.
- Concurrent use of other painkillers such as niflumic acid and other NSAIDs increases the effect of Tolifast Tablet.
- Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible drug interactions.
Interactions with food items
Tolifast Tablet should be taken after meals to increase its effects and decrease stomach upset.
Storage and disposal of Tolifast 150mg Tablet
- Store at a temperature below 30°C in a cool dry place.
- Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Tolifast 150mg Tablet
There is limited information about the symptoms of overdose. However, if you have taken too much of Tolifast Tablet then contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately.
Missed a Dose
If you have missed taking any dose of Tolifast Tablet then take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I take my regular painkillers along with Tolifast Tablet?
A: No, it is not safe to take any other medicines to relieve pain along with Tolifast Tablet. Concomitant use of painkillers can cause adverse effects like gastrointestinal bleeding and liver damage.
Q: What are the uses of Tolifast Tablet?
A: Tolifast Tablet mainly used to provide relief of painful muscle spasms of the skeletal muscles.
Q: Is Tolifast Tablet a painkiller?
A: Yes, Tolifast Tablet is a painkiller. However, it is not meant for all types of pain. It is specific for the pain associated with muscle spasms.
Q: Is Tolifast Tablet habit forming or addictive?
A: No, Tolifast Tablet is not a habit-forming medicine. However, it is recommended to take it as prescribed by your doctor.
Q: Is Tolifast Tablet a steroid?
A: No, Tolifast Tablet is not a steroid, it is a skeletal muscle relaxant.
Q: Can I take Tolifast Tablet for a headache?
A: No, you should not take this medicine for headaches.
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Last Updated on: 22 Mar 2021 | 02:27 PM (IST)
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