Muscoril caps (thiocolchicoside)
Muscoril (thiocolchicoside) is a muscle relaxant agent with anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions. It is used for the treatment of muscular spasms and for rheumatologic, orthopedic, and traumatologic disorders. Thiocolchicoside (TCC) is used clinically for its muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties and it has been shown to interact with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) type A receptors. Thiocolchicoside is a glucoside extracted from the seeds of Colchicum autumnale. It has muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anesthetic actions with minimal side effects.
Muscoril drug is muscle relaxant. Muscle relaxants work by temporarily preventing the passage of nerve impulses between a nerve and a muscle. As these impulses are the normal trigger for muscle contraction, muscle relaxants induce total muscle paralysis so that the surgeon can operate under optimal conditions. The consequence of using muscle relaxants is that patients can no longer breathe on their own, thus requiring intubation. Intubation involves the insertion of a tube into the patient’s airway to allow artificial ventilation. These drugs work quite well for relieving muscle pain due to injuries, but are not effective for other types of pain. They should not be used for any other purpose other than for what they were prescribed.
When muscle spasms (rapid involuntary contractions of the muscle) accompany back or bone pain, doctors often prescribe muscle relaxant Muscoril. Muscle relaxants include a variety of drugs that have an overall sedative effect on the body. Muscoril medication is typically used early in treatment. It is usually taken on a short-term basis. Strains, sprains and other muscle injuries can result in pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms. Muscle relaxants, like Muscoril caps, do not heal the injuries, but they do help ease the discomfort and stop muscle spasms. Thiocolchicoside, active substance in Muscoril, is a centrally acting muscle relaxant. Centrally acting muscle relaxants block interneuronal pathways in the spinal cord and in the midbrain reticular activating system.
Muscle relaxant thiocolchicoside acts both in contractures of central origin and in those of reflex type, rheumatic and traumatic. Spastic sequelae of hemiparesis, Parkinson’s disease and latrogenic Parkinsonian symptoms, particularly the neurodyslectic syndrome. Acute and chronic lumbar and sciatic pain, cervico-brachial neuralgia, persistent torticollis, post-traumatic and post-operative pain. It acts in the central nervous system (CNS) to produce their muscle relaxant effects. Their actions in the CNS may also produce some of their side effects.
Directions for use:
Muscoril caps are taken by oral way. Take 2 Muscoril capsules (8 mg) the first day, then to increase up to 12 - 16 mg per day. Do not exceed 8 mg per dose.
Muscoril caps belong to a group of muscle relaxers.
Muscoril Safety Info
Muscoril caps use in pregnancy: There are no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women. It should be used during pregnancy only when clearly needed. It should not be used during the 1. trimester of pregnancy. Nursing mothers: Thiocolchicoside is excreted in human milk. It should not be used in nursing mothers.
Thiocolchicoside medication should not be used in patients with severe renal failure.
Muscoril drug effect on driving and operating machinery: Care should be exercised when driving and operating machinery.
Muscoril Side Effects
- possible addiction or dependence
- dry mouth
- urinary retention